Eduardo Vargas is Chilean footballer born on November 20, 1989. He plays in the centre forward position for the Chile national team and Tigres in Liga MX Clausura.
Vargas started his youth career by playing for Youth Club, Deportes Cobreloa. Eduardo began his career in Santiago and joined Deportes Cobreloa at the age of 17 and after some successful performances, moved to Club Universidad de Chile.
He made his international debut on 04 November 2009 wherein he was a significant player as he made five goals and helped his country qualify for the 2014 World Cup. With this performance, he became country's top scorer in the qualifiers.
Rise to glory
In 2011, he hit 25 goals from 44 outings which led Italian Serie A side Napoli to pay £ 11.5m for his services.
In 2011, he was shortlisted for South American Footballer of the year.
At Estadio Mestalla, he scored two goals and helped in three from eight appearances which led his team to the semi-finals of 2013-14 UEFA Europa League. In the same year, he netted the only goal of the game and thus Chile beat Spain at the World Cup and reached the knockout stages.
His team has following accolades in its name, Copa America Centenario 2016, Copa America 2015, Copa Sudamericana 2011, 2014 World Cup, UEFA Champions League 2012, Europa League 2012 and 2013 and Mexican championship- Liga MX Apertura 2016.
In 2011 due to sprain, he was out of the field for 12 days and because of the said injury he missed three matches of SSC Napoli, and 2014 was another impediment of his career, when due to Ruptured intra articular ligament initiation in knee, he was out for as long a period as 61 days and missed eight matches of Queens Park Rangers.
Eduardo has played in national leagues, national cup competitions and international cup competitions. He has played in national leagues like, Primera Division 2008( Deportes Cobreola), and in 2009( Club Universidad de Chile), Liguilla Pre-Libertadores 2010( Club Universidad de Chile), Serie A(2011 & 2012 for SSC Napoli, 2013 for Gremio Football Porto Algrense). He has featured in LaLiga 2013 for Valencia CF, Bundesliga 2015-2016 for TG 1899 Hoffenheim, Liguilla Clausura 2016 for Tigres UANL and Liga MX Clausura( 2016 & 2017) for Tigres UANL.
He has also played in national cup competitions like Coppa Italia( 2011 & 2012) and Supercoppa TIM(2012) for SSC Napoli. Apart from this he has played in FA Cup 2014 for Queens Park Rangers, DFB- Pokal 2016 for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Copa MX Apertura 2017 for Tigres UANL.
In International Cup Competitions, he has played in leagues like Libertadores 2010 for Club Universidad de Chile, Copa Sudamericana 2010 & 2011 for Club Universidad de Chile, Champions League 2011 for SSC Napoli. He has been a part of major leagues like Europa League 2012( SSC Napoli) and 2013( Valencia CF), CONCACAF Champions League 2016 and 2017 for Tigres UANL.