Paredes is the only Five-time Chilean Primera División top goalscorer and is the first Chilean player in the country's first-tier history in achieve this four times, being the first the Paraguayan Eladio Zárate between 1967 and 1971 when he played at Universidad de Chile and Unión Española. He also has scored 141 goals for Primera División and is current ranked in the 20th place of historic goalscorers.
Born in Santiago suburb of Cerro Navia, Paredes had a difficult childhood. It is reported his mother took off with his then two-year old sister, moving from the Chilean capital for Copiapó, and abandoned Esteban-- leaving him and his father, when he was only five years old. Eight years later, when Paredes was 12, his father took up with a new love, and she became like a mother to Esteban: he loves her, and considers her his parent. despite their previous history, he once tried to live with his biological mother, but after just two months, he decided it was not going to work and he returned home to his father and step-mother. Despite a difficult and complicated childhood, in 2000, Paredes joined Santiago Morning to play in the Chilean first-tier. Ever since, he has excelled as an international soccer superstar, and is even a "Gold" level striker in the renowned EA FIFA video game franchise!