Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortua ( born August 24, 1964 in Cerro Azul, Veracruz ) is a former Mexican football player. He also played for the Mexican national soccer team. Due to its exceptional Mexican standards size (1.88 m), he was often "el grandote de Cerro Azul " (the Great from Cerro Azul ) called.
Hermosillo started his career with Club América in the season 1983-84. For most of his career he played in his homeland, where he also played in Monterrey, Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante and Chivas. Carlos played his best seasons in 1994-95 and 1995-96, in which he scored 35 or 36 goals for Cruz Azul. Hermosillo but also played abroad for Standard Liège ( 1989-90) and in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy. In Galaxy, he made 14 goals and 15 assists.
Among the most famous moments of his career include the title win in the winter season 1997 with Cruz Azul against Leon. In the extension, he scored on his face bleeding a golden goal penalty after he had been kicked brutally by the keeper Ángel Comizzo.
Hermosillo ended his active career as a player in 2001.
Hermosillo is one with Luis Hernández and Jared Borgetti to the top scorers of the Mexican national football team with 35 goals ( in 90 games 1984-1997 ). He also took part in the Football World Cup 1994, but in which he scored a goal.