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Jean Beausejour


ABOUT
ABOUT

Jean Beausejour is a professional Chilean football player, born on 1 June 1984 in Santiago, Chile. He is a left back and can play as a back winger also. He plays for Chilean league club Universidad de Chile.


Background


Beausejour played for Universidad Católica in his youth days and slowly paved his way into the senior team.


Debut


Beausejour’s first senior appearance came in 2002 when he was loaned off to Universidad de Concepción from Universidad Católica.


His premier league debut for Birmingham City came on 18 September 2010 against West Bromwich Albion. Unfortunately he lost the game 3-1.


The Chilean made his international debut in July 2004 participating in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.


Rise To Glory


After starting his career with Universidad de Concepción he had a great season partnering with Jorge Valdivia.


Beausejour decided to join Swiss club Servette on a year’s contract. However he joined brazilian side Grêmio in 2005 and contributed to win the Series B league.


In January 2008 he joined club O'Higgins in his home league and played as a winger. His forward position was a total success and earned him 13 goals in 34 appearances.


On 1 December 2008, Beausejour agreed on terms with Mexican club América. He spent a year and a half with club, getting 45 appearances and 3 goals.


He joined premier league side Birmingham City in August 2010. Beausejour won the League Cup of 2011 for Birmingham after defeating Arsenal 2-1, he scored after coming on as a substitute in the second half. The Chilean scored 3 goals and had 39 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Beausejour joined English club Wigan Athletic on 25 January 2012, for most of his time at the club he played in the forward position as a winger and had a few good performances. He appeared 85 times and scored 3 goals. Although he was out due to injury he had the FA Cup to his name as Wigan won the finals on 11 May 2013.


Jean Beausejour joined Chilean football club Colo-Colo on a transfer fee of $1,5 million.

In the 2015-16 season, he helped Colo-Colo reach the top of the league and win it. He had 54 appearances with the club during his time there and scored 7 goals.


Beausejour played his 2006 World Cup qualifiers for Chile national team. He scored his first goal against Bolivia on 10 June 2009. Further down the line he was also a part of the Chilean squad which took part in 2010 World Cup. He played his part in the 2014 World Cup and was also selected for the 2015 and 16 Copa América.


He had a big role to play in the 2015 Copa América as Chile went on to win the final against Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout.


The 2016 Copa América was a similar scenario where Argentina lost to Chile again with 4–2 on penalties as Beausejour took the last spot kick and scored.

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