Carlos Hermosillo

Carlos Hermosillo

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Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa (born August 24, 1964 in linares del rio, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexican national team. He is also known as "El Grandote de Cerro Azul".


Hermosillo started his club career with America during the 1983-84 season. He spent most of his club career in his native Mexico, also playing for Monterrey, Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante, and Chivas. Carlos' best two seasons were in 1994-95 and 1995–96, when he scored 35 and 36 goals respectively for Cruz Azul, where he had his best years as a player.

Hermosillo made two ventures outside the country: to Belgium's Standard Liège in 1989-90 and to Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy for two seasons starting in 1998. For the Galaxy, he scored 14 goals and 15 assists in two regular seasons, adding five goals and an assist in the playoffs.

On August 17, 1986 he sparked an all-out war with Guadalajara's Fernando Quirarte later on involving others from either side. Which bought himself a 12 game suspension.

Hermosillo was once the all-time goalscoring lead for the Mexican national team with 35 goals (in 90 caps between 1984 and 1997). He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Since December 1, 2006, Carlos Hermosillo was named the head of the Comision Nacional del Deporte, the Mexican government's office in charge of all sporting activities policy in the country. President Felipe Calderón designated him as part of...
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