|Full name||Eduardo Jesús Vargas Rojas|
|Date of birth||20 November 1989|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|Current club||Santos FC
(on loan from Napoli)
|2010–2012||Universidad de Chile||78||(32)|
|2013||→ Grêmio (loan)||23||(7)|
|2014–||→ Santos (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vargas started playing in amateurs teams in Renca, Santiago, but he didn't participate in other youth team, because he lived very far away from any club of greater Santiago. In 2006, he continued playing in an amateur third division team, where he participated in a tournament played in Puerto Montt. He was the top scorer of his team.
He participated in Cobreloa B, third Division team, scoring with the team, against Universidad Arturo Prat on 7 August 2006, after he scored another goal against San Marcos de Arica on 28 August 2006.
Universidad de Chile
In January 2010, Club Universidad de Chile signed the winger from Cobreloa for around $700.000. His high caliber performances in the Chilean Championship and the 2011 Copa Sudamericana have piqued the interest of several prominent European clubs, including Internazionale with manager Claudio Ranieri recently alluding to a January move for the forward.
In November 2011, he was chosen as a candidate for South American Footballer of the Year (finally, was only defeated by Neymar, and got the second position), and in December he was chosen Chilean Footballer of the Year 2011.
Eduardo Vargas scored twice in the Final of the 2011 Copa Sudamericana. He scored in the third minute and in the 87th. His two goals helped "La U" achieve its first international title, and he was elected the best player of the tournament. Also, Vargas is the top scorer of the Copa Sudamericana's history with 11 goals.
Napoli finally purchased the player's services for around $17.9 million (£11.5 million). On 23 December 2011, S.S.C. Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, announced that Vargas would finally arrive at the club. "I would like to inform you officially that we purchased Vargas, a few minutes ago I received a call from Dr. De Nicola, who visited the footballer and gave his ok under medical and athletic profile. We signed the contract and we also won the competition by strong Club who wanted the player. This is the testimony that our observatory is always open and we are continuously looking for young talents in the world that can make the case of Napoli and for the growth of our team". Vargas arrived to Napoli on 6 January 2012 and signed on 9 January. On 20 September 2012, the first match with Napoli in the Europa League 2012–13, Vargas scored three goals in the victory 4-0 versus AIK Fotboll, making a brilliant match. This is also the very first time that a Chilean player has scored a hat-trick in a continental competition in Europe.
On 17 January 2013, Grêmio announced that Vargas was being acquired on loan from Napoli for around $2.1 million (£1.6 million) for 12 months. Napoli insisted on a clause on the contract that would require Vargas to return after six months should the club receive an offer for his services.
After Neymar's coming out and a bad second semester of 2013, Santos FC decided to sign with Vargas wanting return to be protagonist in Brazilian football. The Chilean forward stays for one year at Vila Belmiro under loan from Napoli and will earn R$350,000 per month.
In 2008, Vargas participated in the Toulon Tournament, Milk Cup, where he was chosen as the tournament's best winger. He also took part in the Kupa Talents Cup, where he was awarded as the best player of the tournament.
- Score and Result lists Chile's goals first
|1.||2 September 2011||AFG Arena, St. Gallen, Switzerland||Spain||2–0||2–3||Friendly|
|2.||12 October 2011||Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile||Peru||2–0||4–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||6 February 2013||Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain||Egypt||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|4.||26 March 2013||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Uruguay||2–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||23 April 2013||Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Brazil||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
|6.||7 June 2013||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Paraguay||1–0||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||11 June 2013||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Bolivia||1–0||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||6 September 2013||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Venezuela||1–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||10 September 2013||Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland||Spain||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|Universidad de Chile||Torneo 2010||18||1||10||2||0||0||-||-||28||3|
|Chile national team|
|Professional career totals|
|Teams||Appearances||Goals||Goals per game|
- Toulon Tournament (1): 2009
- Top Scorer Copa Sudamericana (1): 2011
- Best Player Copa Sudamericana (1): 2011
- Best Player Chilean Primera División (1): 2011
- Best Forward Chilean Primera División (1): 2011
- 2nd South American Footballer of the Year: 2011
- Forward of the "Ideal Team of America": 2011
- Dal Cile: Vargas debutterà contro il Cesena in Coppa
- Eduardo Vargas ya acordó su traspaso a Arsenal
- "Eduardo Vargas pelea con Neymar para ser el mejor de América". latercera.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 november 2011.
- "Eduardo Vargas Signs With Napoli, Snubs Move to English Premier League". nesn.com. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- De Laurentiis: Vargas is of Napoli. Today we signed the deal
- Eduardo Vargas en su presentación en Napoli: "Me da gusto que me comparen con Sánchez" (in Spanish)
- Santos acerta empréstimo do chileno Vargas e fica perto de Damião
- "Equipo Ideal de América tiene a 3 jugadores de la U". lanacion.cl (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 december 2011.