Hector Herrera

by Roy 13 Jun,2018
Hector Herrera
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Héctor Miguel Herrera López
  • Birth Place Rosarito Beach,
  • Famous Name Héctor Herrera
  • Father Miguel Herrera
  • Mother María López
  • Nationality Mexican
  • Currently Working For Porto
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Chantal Mato
  • Children Hector David Herrera

Hector Herrera is a Mexican footballer who plays the position of a midfielder. He is currently the midfielder for Portuguese club Porto and the Mexican national team. He is a talented footballer, and as proof to his talent, he was included in 'The Guardian's list of the 100 best footballers in the world' in 2014.

Hector Herrera's Early Life

Herrera's full name is Hector Miguel Herrera Lopez. He was born on 19 April 1990 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico to parents Miguel Herrera and Maria Lopez. Herera's soccer career started in 2007 while playing for the Second Division Arroceros de Cuautla, a team based in the central state of Morelos. It was there that he was noticed by C.F. Pachuca.

Net Worth of Hector Herrera

Hector Herrera may not have had the eyes of many during the start of his career, but he has proved time and again of his talent as a player. He is one of Mexicos's rapidly growing talent, and his current value in the transfer market is £16.20 million which is the highest that the player has been valued until now. There has not been any official release of his net worth, and it is still under review.

Hector Herrera's Club Career


Herrera's debut for Pachuca was on July 21, 2010, in a loss of 0-1 against Chivas USA in 2010 North American Superliga match. His league debut was not off to a good start either as he made his league debut on 23 July 2011 on a home defeat of 1-4 to Santos Laguna.

Herrera's league debut may not have been a victorious win, but he made 14 appearances through the season for Pachuca. His performance throughout the season was outstanding due to which he was awarded the golden ball as the Rookie of the 2011 Apertura tournament.


An announcement was made on 28 June 2013 stating of Herrera's transfer to Portuguese club Porto for €8 million. Hector and his fellow Mexican teammate Diego Reyes would make their debut with Porto on July 13, 2013, during the finals of the Valais Cup against the French team Marseille.

Herrera's official league debut with the team would come later on 18th August of 2013. In his first season with Porto, he played 17 league matches and 33 matches across all competition. His total scores in the first season were three goals which were all made during the league game. Porto performed average in all of the seasons to follow.

CAPTION: Herrera in Porto SOURCE: Marca

Hector proved his talent and capability to lead the team and was chosen as the team captain of Porto as well. The 2017-2018 season was the glory season for Porto as they won the league title for the season. He captained the Porto team which included top-players like Iker Casillas, Yacine Brahimi, Maxi Pereira, Danilo Pereira, and others that got to the finals of Supertaca Candido de Oliveira in 2018. 

International Career

Mexico U23

For the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament held in the United States, Herrera was chosen as one of the participants from the Mexican team. Defeating Honduras in the finals, Mexico won the tournament and was qualified for the 2012 Olympics Games held in London. Mexico won the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics, defeating Brazil 2-1 in the final. Herera was chosen to participate in the Olympics game as well.

In 2012, Herera was also part of the Mexico team to start in Toulon Tournament. Herrera would prove to be a vital asset to the team, and Mexico won the Tournament with a 3-0 victory against Turkey. Herrera was awarded the Meilleur Joueur as the most outstanding player of the tournament.

Mexico National Team

Herrera was also picked to play for Mexico in 2012 World Cup qualifiers as well. He was included for the final roster that would participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Herrera was a starter In all three group stages that Mexico played in the World Cup. Herrera has also played for Mexico in the Copa America Centenario in 2016.

CAPTION: Herrera in Mexico Jersey SOURCE: goal

For the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Herrera is included for the 23-man squad which was made official on 4 June 2018. The national team of Mexico has high hopes on Herrera to lead the team to success in the 2018 World Cup. The Mexican team will consist of high-profile players like Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, and Giovani dos Santos

Hector Herrera's Personal Life

The 28 years old player Herrera is a married man and is married to his longtime partner Chantal Mato. They got married in 2015 but were together a long time before their marriage. The couple has a son named Hector David Herrera who was born in 2012. They also have a daughter together, but details regarding their daughter are unknown.

CAPTION: Hector and wife Chantal SOURCE: movenoticias

Recently, two days after the official statement of Herrera being in the national team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, he was given special permission to miss training due to "personal reasons." As no official reason was provided, there has been speculation for the reason to be marital problems due to publishment of photos of Herrera and his teammates hosting a late party after Mexico's game against Scotland.

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