Hernán Cristante was part of Argentina's Seleccion Nacional three times, in 1989, 1992, and again in 1995. He began to play professionally in Argentina in 1990 with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. In August 1993 he was transferred to Club Toluca, Mexico and in 1994, he returned to the Argentine team, Club Atlético Platense. In 1995 he returned to Toluca for one year, then in 1996, he joined another Argentine team Newell's Old Boys of Rosario. The following year he played for Club Atlético Huracán of Argentina. In 1998, he left for Toluca, and has been playing there since.
In 2002, he completed his training to become a professional coach, and in 2004 he opened the Centro de Formación Deportivo Hernán Cristante (Sports Training Center) with the goal of developing young soccer talent. In 2007, he played his 500th professional game, and is currently the number one foreign player in Mexico for total number of games played in the Primera División.
He has been nominated four times since 1999 as the best goalkeeper in Mexico.
|Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata||Copa Centenario||1993|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||League Champion||Spring 1999|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||League Champion||Spring 2000|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||League Champion||Opening 2002|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||League Champion||Opening 2005|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||Champion of Champions||2003|
|Diablos Rojos, Mexico||Champion of Champions||2006|