Luis Hernandez


Former International
Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón is a Mexican former footballer, known by his nickname "El Matador”. Hernández played as a striker and is the fourth highest goal-scorer of all-time for the Mexican national football team, and their joint-highest goal-scorer in World Cups. He is widely regarded as one of Mexico's most talented strikers. Hernández played for teams in Mexico, Argentina and the United States.

Known for his long blond hair, number 15 jersey and nickname of El Matador, Hernández gained notability during the 1997 Copa America, where he scored six goals and became the tournament's leading goal scorer.
At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he finished among the competition's top scorers with four goals and became the first Mexican player to score more than two goals in World Cup history. The 35 goals he scored for Mexico ties him with Carlos Hermosilloto trail Cuauhtémoc Blanco (39 goals) and Jared Borgetti and Javier Hernandez with (46 goals) as the nation's 3rd highest all-time leading goal-scorer.