It’s never easy when you have to follow in the footsteps of greats. That’s the case for Chicharito, or Javier Hernandez Balcázar, whose father Javier and grandfather both represented Mexico in a World Cup. The 28-year-old Mexican soccer player was born into the soccer world, but just because he had great role models to look up to, didn’t mean everything was going to be handed to him in a silver platter.
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Chicharito is probably the best-known Mexican soccer player in the world, which is why when he left the Guadalajara Chivas to play for Manchester United; he took some heat for that decision. He was left behind to sit out for the 2012 Olympics and he didn’t play in the World Cup either, which shocked his fans.