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Chicharito sets Mexico's all-time goal record

Goal.com logo Goal.com 28-05-2017
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Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez set Mexico's all-time record for goals scored Saturday with a goal against Croatia in a friendly.

Chicharito has place among Mexico greats

Chicharito's 47th international goal came in the 86th minute of El Tri's friendly in Los Angeles as they prepare for June's World Cup qualification matches and the Confederations Cup. He had tied the previous record of 46 held by Jared Borgetti in the opening minutes in a March victory over Costa Rica in Mexico City.

The goal was Chicharito's 25th in friendly matches. The Bayer Leverkusen star has added seven in World Cup qualification, 24 goals in friendly matches, seven in Gold Cups, three at the World Cup, three at the Confederations Cup, and one each in the CONCACAF Cup and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

Twenty-three of Borgetti's came in World Cup qualification with only nine in friendly matches. He had two each in the Copa America and the World Cup along with three Confederations Cup goals and seven strikes in the Gold Cup.

Chicharito was just behind the Santos Laguna legend's pace to tie the record, scoring in 90 games while Borgetti ended his Mexico career with 89 caps.

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