Javier Hernandez plays with the name “Chicharito” on the back of his shirt which translates as “little pea”. His father, also Javier Hernandez and who also played for Mexico, was called “Chicharo”, which translates as “green pea”.
Hernandez talked about all the names he is called.
“It’s Chicharito, sometimes Chico,” he said. “All my team-mates are trying to do their best to call me by my nickname because it’s strange, but they call me Chich, Chico or Chicha sometimes. Most people at the club call me Chica or Chico. My family call me ‘Javi’ and when they are angry it’s Javier!”
Mr Chico at Mancunia Merchandise
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