Héctor Herrera, born and raised in Rosarito, Baja California, was discovered at the age of 11 by Ángel “Coca” González, a well-known talent scout. Before debuting with Pachuca, he played with Venados de la Magdalena Contreras and Arroceros de Cuautla of the Third Division.
Finally, on July 23, 2011, Herrera made his debut in the First Division with 21 years of age, he earned his place in the starting line-up and was among the best rookies of that tournament.
In 2012, he won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
In 2013, the Baja Californian left for Portugal to play with Porto, who acquired 80% of his contract, for 11 million Euro. During the World Cup of 2014 in Brazil, he was one of the most important players in the Mexican national team.
Meanwhile, in the Portuguese professional soccer league, his goal against Benfica, Porto’s top rival, helped the team win the local league championship after 5 years of drought.
Today, at the age of 28, Herrera is captain of Porto, and he continues to demonstrate that he is ready to make the jump to a bigger team.
His good performances at Porto and “El Tri“, but above all his recent performance in the Mexican midfield against Germany in this World Cup in Russia 2018, it seems that they can open the door to the final step in his career. For the moment, Julen Lopetegui, coach of Real Madrid, could have his name written on his agenda.