First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Javier Hernandez (Striker)

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Javier Hernandez

Guadalajara, Mexico
Squad Number: 9
Position: Striker
Born: 1st Jun 1988 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Signed: 24th Jul 2017 (£16,000,000)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Bayer Leverkusen

KUMB Awards: Best Signing 2017/18 (third place).

Hernandez began his career in 2006, playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara, before becoming the first Mexican player to join Manchester United in July 2010. He spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Real Madrid, then moved permanently to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.

A Mexican international, he is his country's all-time leading goalscorer (with 48 to his name, at time of writing). He made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia and is close to reaching a century of appearances for his country.

Hernandez is commonly known by his nickname 'Chicharito' (aka 'Little Pea'), which he wears on his shirt.

He left West Ham on European transfer deadline day in September 2019, joining La Liga club Seville in an £8million deal.

 

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 30th November

(Replaced Antonio) Not really involved although one 25-yard free kick nearly caught City unawares.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd November

(Replaced Antonio) Not really involved although one 25-yard free kick nearly caught City unawares.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 9th November

(Replaced Antonio) Not really involved although one 25-yard free kick nearly caught City unawares.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 19th October

(Replaced Antonio) Not really involved although one 25-yard free kick nearly caught City unawares.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

Was given service once. Delivered. His all round contribution was a little limited, but he did his thing and gained us a point.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

(Replaced Anderson) Even at 2-0, it seemed like a ďwhy not?Ē sub from Pellegrini. His presence and movement in the box got West Ham as close to scoring as they had all game, forcing a good save from Ederson. Had nothing to get into, really.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

(Replaced Haller) Saw a decent chance to win the game in regulation time well saved then proceeded to miss his penalty in the shootout.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

He simply isn't a lone striker - the effort and desite is too often missing.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

(Replaced Antonio) Not really involved although one 25-yard free kick nearly caught City unawares.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

Did what he could do reasonably well, but nothing was created and little was even nearly created in the first half.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

(Replaced Perez) Given nothing to work with.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

A poor performance that reminds of his limitations. No threat on goal, not a good passer, dived needlessly in his only moment of influence in the box. Shouldnít have stayed on. 28 touches in 100 minutes of football.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

His dive in the box was atrocious and a needless booking. He barely saw the ball and didnít have a shot on target. Not good enough from the striker.

Newcastle Utd

2-0: Saturday, 2nd March

Won the penalty excellently and his movement in and around the area was good. In a tight game, his penalty area threat wins points. A fascinating player to rate, as he can be anonymous but turn matches.

Fulham

3-1: Friday, 22nd February

Drew some fouls, but really did nothing but score. However, the equaliser turned possession into real control, as Fulham were rocked whilst we were buoyed. Clearly handball, clearly some intent, but doubt heíll care.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

He is just not taking his chances at the moment. He was quiet for most of the game and the one big chance he had, he blew.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Worked hard and won some freekicks, but fluffed his big chance.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

Isolated at times, but was often very clever in his body position. Just sat in front of the centre backs when his teammates won flicks, either holding possession or drawing fouls. A good display, if unspectacular.

AFC Wimbledon

2-4: Saturday, 26th January

The frustration is that if he canít be a striker that bullies a team like this by being too good, what is he? Did make himself available and create space for chances, even if he didnít take them.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

A goal made to look simple again by his brilliance in the box. Contributes more than heís given credit for in build up.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Newcastle United

3-0: Saturday, 1st December

The goals were brilliant, his movement excellent, but his passing and understanding of teammates were quietly magnificent too.

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

(Repleaced Diangana) The pass to Antonio was brilliant, but he had little impact otherwise.

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

(Replaced Diangana) Nearly made an instant impact when shaving the woodwork with a header having replaced the youngster at half time. Worked hard, but didn't go as close again.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

(Replaced Obiang) Looked interested for a change and got his reward with a finely taken goal.

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Utterly ineffective which is baffling, given that this was a rare chance to impress from within the starting XI.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

(Replaced Antonio)

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

(Replaced Antonio)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

(Replaced Antonio)

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

(Replaced Anderson) Replaced Anderson. Was barely involved.

Bournemouth

1-2: Saturday, 18th August

Having finally been given an opportunity to shine under his third Hammers boss, fans could be forgiven for expecting more from the Mexican.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

(Replaced Anderson) Replaced Anderson. Was barely involved.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 8th April

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 31st March

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 10th March

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 3rd March

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 24th February

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

Watford

2-0: Saturday, 10th February

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

With such a defensive looking side he was a lonely figure up front. Did remarkably well to get himself on the scoresheet with an impressive goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

With such a defensive looking side he was a lonely figure up front. Did remarkably well to get himself on the scoresheet with an impressive goal.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 27th January

Comments to follow.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

An obsolete figure up top. Failed to hold the ball up well when in possession.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Did not play.

Shrewsbury Town

0-0: Sunday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

An obsolete figure up top. Failed to hold the ball up well when in possession.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 23rd December

(Replaced Ayew) Provided absolutely nothing to assist West Ham's cause.

Arsenal

0-1: Tuesday, 19th December

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

Did not play.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

(Replaced Antonio) Comments to follow

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Did not play.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Held up the ball well but failed to ruffle some feathers in Liverpool's notoriously shaky defence.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

about poor service but made little effort to get involved and put things right.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Was very affected by Carroll's dissmissal, having to take a more defensive role. However he did hold up the ball well and showed his skill on a few occasions.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

I donít know if itís by instruction, a function of the system or just down to the player himself but with Carroll on the pitch it seems a bit of a waste to have him stuck out on the touchline. The Foster incident showed how this could be developed as a partnership with just a little thought.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

As always, pressed high up the pitch and held the ball up well. Had one decent opportunity and unfortunately was denied by the crossbar. Very surprising to many to see him replaced relatively early in the second half.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

Comments to follow.

Cheltenham Town

2-0: Wednesday, 23rd August

(Replaced Sakho) Very good holding up the ball and was full of energy popping up in all sorts of positions.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

Great poaching skills which gives cause for optimism in the future.

Manchester United

0-4: Sunday, 13th August

Gave his absolute all for the team, he still had belief even though the rest did not. He was forever pressing, closing down and trying to receive the ball high up the pitch in order to get involved more. Hardly got any service from his team mates. He will be expecting much more from them in the matches to come.
Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.

Javier Hernandez did not play for West Ham during this season.