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Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa (born 24 August 1964 in Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexico national team. He is also known as El Grandote de Cerro Azul (The big tall one from Cerro Azul).
Carlos Hermosillo in 2017
|Full name||Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa|
|Date of birth||August 24, 1964|
|Place of birth||Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1998–1999||Los Angeles Galaxy||34||(14)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hermosillo started his club career with América 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 as a player were in 1994–95 and 1995–96, when he scored 35 and 36 goals respectively for Cruz Azul.
Hermosillo made two stints of career football outside Mexico: Belgium's Standard Liège in 1989–90 and Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998–99. For Galaxy, he scored 14 goals and 15 assists in two regular seasons, adding five goals and an assist in the playoffs.
On 17 August 1986 he sparked an all-out war with Guadalajara's Fernando Quirarte that included others from either side; he was suspended for 12 games.
Hermosillo was once the all-time goalscoring lead for the Mexico national team with 35 goals (90 caps between 1984 and 1997). He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Since 1 December 2006, Carlos Hermosillo was named the minister of Mexico national sporting policy, Comisión Nacional del Deporte (National Commission for Sports). President Felipe Calderón included him in cabinet-level matters.
With an 18-year career with eight different clubs, Hermosillo retired. He last played with Guadalajara in 2001. He had a retirement game playing with Cruz Azul, his favorite team before professional play was Cruz Azul, also he won a championship with Cruz Azul in 1997.
- Mexican Primera División: 1983–84, 1984–85, Prode-85, 1987–88, 1988–89
- Campeón de Campeones: 1988, 1989
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 1987
- Cruz Azul
- LA Galaxy
- Mexican Primera División top scorer: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96
- Balón de Oro: 1994–95
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup top scorer: 1996, 1997
- Copa México top scorer: 1996–97
|1.||February 26, 1985||Unidad Deportiva Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico||Finland||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||September 22, 1985||Spartan Stadium, San Jose, United States||Peru||1–0||1– 0||Friendly|
|3.||December 10, 1985||Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||South Korea||2–1||2–1||1985 Mexico Cup|
|4.||December 14, 1985||Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico||Hungary||1–0||2–0||1985 Mexico Cup|
|5.||October 6, 1987||Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico||Canada||4–0||4–0||Friendly|
|6.||December 2, 1987||Santa Ana Stadium, Santa Ana, United States||Guyana||9–0||9–0||Friendly|
|7.||February 21, 1989||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Guatemala||2–0||2–1||Friendship Cup|
|8.||June 28, 1991||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Jamaica||4–1||4–1||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|9.||June 30, 1991||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Canada||1–0||3–1||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|10.||July 3, 1991||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Honduras||1–1||1–1||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|11.||October 7, 1992||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|12.||October 14, 1992||Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden, Germany||Germany||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|13.||December 6, 1992||Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2–0||11–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|17.||November 3, 1993||Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States||China PR||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|18.||January 19, 1994||Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States||Bulgaria||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|19.||June 11, 1994||Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States||Northern Ireland||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|20.||December 14, 1994||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Hungary||1–1||5–1||Friendly|
|22.||October 16, 1996||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||2–0||2–1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|23.||October 30, 1996||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||4–0||5–1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|24.||November 6, 1996||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||2–0||3–1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25.||November 20, 1996||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|26.||January 17, 1997||Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States||Denmark||3–1||3–1||1997 U.S. Cup|
|27.||February 19, 1997||Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, United States||Guatemala||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|28.||March 2, 1997||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Canada||1–0||4–0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|30.||April 13, 1997||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||2–0||6–0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|33.||April 20, 1997||Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States||United States||1–0||2–2||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|34.||October 12, 1997||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada||Canada||2–2||2–2||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|35.||November 9, 1997||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||3–1||3–3||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|