Hirving Lozano, usually known as Chucky, is a young professional footballer who plays for both the Mexican national team and the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Although he is still quite young, the winger has shown great potential and talent, which earned him an invitation to represent Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Find out more about him here.
Born as Hirving Rodrigo Lozano Bahena on 30 July 1995 in Mexico City, the footballer grew up alongside his brother in a family and family situation where he was not doing so well.
Even as a child, he had begun to make his way in life with his love of football. This was one of the things that led to him being nicknamed Chucky because he could be so dangerous against an opponent.
Club Football Career
Lozano began his playing career as a teenager with Pachuca in 2009 when he was only 14 years old. He remained with the Mexican professional football team until 2014 when he was promoted to the senior national team.
During the 2016 Olympic Games, the young player was associated with Manchester United, even though the contract was ultimately not signed. Instead, he returned to the team where he played until 2017 when he joined Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Since signing a 6-year contract with the team, he has played in 29 matches, scoring 17 goals in the process by the end of his first season.
As in his club football career, he has won a number of titles including League MX: Clausura and the CONCACAF Champions League with Pachuca, while also winning the Eredivisie with PSV.
National Football Career
Even though age is still with him, the story of Hirving Lozano in the Mexican jersey is quite long and interesting. He made his debut in 2015 in the U-20 and U-22 age group before making it to the Olympics to raise the country’s flag in 2016. In this tournament, he played 3 games and returned home with 3 goals.
In 2016 he was called up to the national team and had his first friendly match against Senegal. From then on, he was allowed to play in the Mexican colors for the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
By the time he was named as part of the 28-man squad representing Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Hirving Lozano had already played for the country 25 times and scored seven goals, including a goal that helped Russia win the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
The winger has received a number of personal awards, including the Golden Shoe at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, while also finishing in the top 11. In the same year, Hirving Lozano also won the Golden Shoe at the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers and made it into the top 11.
Hirving Lozano’s Family
Lozano comes from a very small family and was raised with his brother by his parents, Jesus Lozano (father) and his mother, Ana María Bahena. His father is a face that is not very absent from his little son’s football career, as he has mostly had a say in the things Lozano does.
As mentioned earlier, he has a younger brother named Bryan Mauricio Lozano Bahena, who – not surprisingly – is also a footballer. The younger Lozano was born on 20 March 1997 and plays for Club Universidad Nacional as a midfielder.
The footballer has also started his own family, which is already married. His wife’s name, which has remained rather mysterious until now, is Ana Obregón. The couple met when Hirving was playing in Pachuca.
Not long after meeting, they decided to tie the knot when the footballer was 18 years old. After showing how much importance he places on his family, the Mexican player and his wife have two children. The first child, a daughter, was born to him in 2014, while the second, a son, was born in 2017.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
The Mexican midfielder will make the box slightly thicker in terms of agility and dexterity, although he will not make it as the most physical in any team. In other words, he is still athletic and has an average height and body weight. If you look at the measurements, he stands at 1.75m (5 feet 8′ inches) tall and has a body weight of 70 kg (154 lbs).
For his general body measurements, this has not yet been stated, but there is hardly any argument for his fitness as a football player.