Héctor Miguel Herrera López (born 19 April 1990) is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Portuguese club Porto and the Mexico national team. He is known as "[a] classic box-to-box midfielder who is equally adept at halting advances from opposing players as he is creating opportunities by distributing the ball or shooting on goal".
Herrera began his career with Pachuca in 2010 and spent three years at the club before being sold to Porto. He struggled for playing time in his first season at the club, before gradually cementing his place in the starting eleven. During the 2015–16 season, Herrera was named club captain.
A full international since 2012, Herrera won the Olympic gold medal in that year's football tournament, and was part of Mexico's winning team at the 2015 Gold Cup, as well as representing his country at the 2014 World Cup.
In 2014, he was included in The Guardian's list of The 100 best footballers in the world.Close