Beausejour Jean life and biography

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Beausejour Jean biography

Date of birth : 1984-06-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Santiago, Chile
Nationality : Chilean
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-06-18
Credited as : Football midfielder Chilean team, Club América, FIFA World Cup

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Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo (born 1 June 1984 in Santiago), nicknamed Palmatoria or Francés, is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Club América in the Mexican league. He is the son of a Haitian father and a Chilean-Mapuche mother. His father was thought to have died in the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, but that proved to be untrue.

A fleet-footed and intelligent left-winger or second striker, who was one of the pillars of World Cup 2010 qualification, coach Marcelo Bielsa appreciates his work ethic, selflessness and discipline.

Apart from starring for Chilean clubs, Universidad Catolica, Universidad de Concepcion, Cobreloa and O'Higgins, he has played overseas with Servette in Geneva, top Brazilian side Gremio, Belgium's Gent and America in Mexico, his employers for the past 18 months.

The son of a French-speaking Haitian father and Chilean mother, he predictably goes by the nickname of 'Frances'. Beausejour's father was thought to have died in the recent Haiti earthquake, but initial reports proved untrue. He can now share in the pride as his son heads off to World Cup duty with Chile.

Beausejour began his professional career in Universidad Católica in 2001 and has since played for several clubs.

In 2004 he signed a contract with Servette and stayed in Switzerland for a year before joining Grêmio in 2005 and then Gent in 2006. In 2007 he returned to Chile spending one year with Cobreloa before joining O'Higgins in 2008.

Since joining O'Higgins Beausejour has impressed Chile national coach Marcelo Bielsa and has been called up for national duty three times. On 1 December 2008 Club América of Mexico signed him for three and a half years.

On 3 January he quickly proved to be a great addition to the Mexican side scoring in his debut against their biggest rivals, Chivas. On 16 June 2010, he scored in the 34th minute of the victorious match against Honduras, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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