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Tomás Balcázar González (born 1931[1]) is a Mexican former footballer. He played at club level for C.D. Guadalajara, and internationally for Mexico.[3]

Tomás Balcázar
Personal information
Full name Tomás Balcázar González
Date of birth 1931 (age 87–88)[1]
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1958 Guadalajara 346 (23)
National team
1953–1954 Mexico[2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Football careerEdit

Tomás is a legend in Mexico for being in the "campeonísimo", which refers to the historic Guadalajara team that won 8 championships in 10 years.

International careerEdit

In the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Balcazar scored for Mexico against France.[4][5] When he scored that goal Tomás was 22 years old, the same age his grandson Javier Hernández was during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when he scored against the French on 17 June 2010.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Balcázar is the grandfather of Javier Hernández Balcázar, who is a Mexican international footballer that is currently playing for England club West Ham United.[7] Balcázar is the father-in-law of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, who played for Tecos and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[8] On the 5th of June[when?] he married Berta Calloino in Mexico City.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Some sources state that he was born on 21 December 1931, while others state he was born on 4 May 1931
  2. ^ "Tomás Balcázar". National-Football-Teams.com.
  3. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Tomas BALCAZAR". FIFA.
  4. ^ "Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez: Manchester United New Prodigy". Bleacher Report. 8 April 2010.
  5. ^ "World Cup Match Results: France vs Mexico – FIFA World Cup 2010 – ESPN Soccernet". ESPN FC.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Mexican star Javier Hernandez ''living a dream'' – ESPN FC". ESPN FC. 21 May 2010.
  8. ^ Berkeley, G; Tuck, J (8 April 2010). "Get to know... Hernandez". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 8 April 2010.

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