Beausejour in 2010
|Full name||Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo|
|Date of birth||1 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger / Left wing-back|
|Universidad de Chile|
|2002–2003||U. de Concepción||30||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝam boseˈʝur]; born 1 June 1984), nicknamed Palmatoria, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Primera División club Colo-Colo. He previously played for Universidad Católica, U. de Concepción, Cobreloa and O'Higgins in his country, for Servette in the Swiss Super League, for Grêmio in the Brazilian Série A, for América in the Mexican Primera División, Birmingham City, and the Wigan Athletic in the English Premier League and Football League Championship. He has 60 caps for the Chilean national team, and represented his country at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.
Early life and career
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Beausejour was born in Santiago, the son of a Haitian father and a Chilean-Mapuche mother. He began his professional career at 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.
After a full season and a half at Club América, he moved to the English Premier League.
On 31 August 2010, Beausejour signed a three-year contract with Premier League side Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee. Manager Alex McLeish stated that Beausejour was a player that had been on their "list of targets for a long time because he is strong and quick with the ability to beat his man and get crosses in." His debut was delayed while he awaited a working visa, but he made his first appearance on 18 September as a late substitute, replacing Alexander Hleb in the 83rd minute as Birmingham lost 3–1 at West Bromwich Albion. He made more impact on his first start, setting up goals for Hleb and Nikola Žigić in the 3–1 League Cup victory over MK Dons. Described by the Sunday Mirror as "at the heart of everything good about Birmingham" in the FA Cup third round against Millwall, Beausejour provided the assist for the opening goal and "crashed a 20-yard strike off the bar". He scored his first goal for the club, six minutes into the FA Cup fifth-round defeat of Sheffield Wednesday, with a side-footed shot from a Lee Bowyer cut-back. He was a second-half substitute as Birmingham won the 2011 League Cup, beating favourites Arsenal 2–1 at Wembley Stadium, thus earning qualification for the Europa League. On 5 March 2011, Beausejour scored his first league goal for the club in a 3–1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion, and his second came four days later in a 1–1 draw at Everton. But his club struggled with injuries for most of the 2010–11 season, and The Blues were eventually relegated from the Premier League.
Beausejour was the Birmingham Mail's man of the match in Birmingham's first appearance in major European competition for nearly 50 years, the Europa League play-off round first leg against Portuguese club Nacional, which finished goalless. Just days after manager Chris Hughton suggested he wanted more from Beausejour in an attacking role, the player had an eventful man-of-the-match performance as Birmingham beat Leicester City 2–0. In the first few minutes of the second half, he "hit the angle of post and bar with a fierce shot", was considered fortunate by visiting manager Sven-Göran Eriksson to escape a second yellow card, and was tripped by Andy King to earn a penalty kick from which Marlon King opened the scoring. In the Europa League group stage, an error by Beausejour led to Club Brugge's second goal, but he scored from the rebound after Žigić's shot was blocked and was fouled for the penalty from which King equalised. His first league goal of the season came against Burnley in November, again from a rebound, in the second minute of a match that Birmingham won 2–1 in stoppage time.
On 25 January 2012, Beausejour joined Premier League club Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract. He made his debut in the 3–1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 31 January. On his home debut, against Everton, his man-of-the-match performance featured a "low cross [that] struck Phil Neville on the foot, before heading in the direction of Tim Howard, but the ball spun sharply, slipping through the American's grasp" for an own goal. Since joining Wigan Beausejour has slotted well into the 3–4–3 formation playing at left wing back. With The Latics he won the FA Cup in 11 May 2013, even though Beausejour was unavailable for the final at Wembley against Manchester City due to an injury. However, three days later Beausejour was relegated from Premier League for the second time in his football career, following the 4–1 defeat of Wigan at the hands of Arsenal. He left Wigan Athletic in June 2014 when his contract expired.
After his FIFA World Cup participation, on 10 July 2014 was reported that Colo-Colo and Wigan Athletic agreed a US$1.5 million fee for Beausejour, who reached a two season deal with Pedreros team and a $34 million pesos (US$68.000) salary per month. His official debut came on 27 June against Deportes Iquique for Torneo Apertura's second week where Colo-Colo won 2–0 with a twice of Esteban Paredes. However Macul based-team coach Héctor Tapia adapted to Beausejour as left-back into the starting lineup (which he become in an immovable player in Tapia's scheme after relegating Luis Pavez to the bench, who dedicated time training with the Chilean national under-20 team to face the 2015 South American Youth Championship in Uruguay) as did the national team coach Jorge Sampaoli, who adapted to Beausejour too in the same position after the absence of Eugenio Mena in a friendly match against Germany on 5 March (game that Chile lost 1–0 in Stuttgart) and in the World Cup matches too with Australia and Netherlands, completing performances that were in crescendo in both past matches where the left footed scored a goal in the first. Alluding to the above Beausejour revealed that he played as central midfielder even at Wigan Athletic. However once in Colo-Colo he began partnering Gonzalo Fierro as full back in the starting lineup. On 31 August, Beausejour scored his first goal for the club in a 4–0 home win over Deportes Antofagasta. His second goal came on 14 September against Palestino in a 3–1 away win at Valparaíso, which was the second of the game after a left side cross that ended up sneaking into the second post of the keeper Darío Melo in a game that Beausejour was sent off after elbowing Leonardo Valencia. Not obstant he received a two games sanction, so that he only played in the 3–0 Copa Chile defeat with Universidad de Concepción that sealed his elimination of the cup, missing also his team 0–0 home draw with Ñublense for the championship that drove Colo-Colo five points of their rivals Universidad de Chile ranked in the first place. Once against Universidad de Chile in the Superclásico on 19 October (which was Beausejour's return to the tournament), Colo-Colo finally won 2–0 where Beausejour had a well performance scoring the second goal that put his team only two points of Universidad de Chile, for then reach the leadership after beat 2–1 to his former team Universidad Católica at San Carlos de Apoquindo. Not obstant, he failed to won his first title with Colo-Colo after a 2–0 away loss against Santiago Wanderers in the tournament's last week that bring the title to Universidad de Chile that defeated 1–0 to Unión La Calera at the Estadio Nacional.
- Universidad Católica
- Birmingham City
- Wigan Athletic
Beausejour made his debut for Chile national team in 2004, and scored his first international goal on 10 June 2009 against Bolivia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier. A member of Chile's squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, he scored the only goal of the group H match against Honduras on 16 June, the first match Chile had won at a World Cup since 1962. He played four matches at the tournament as Chile were eliminated by Brazil in the second round.
Together with four team-mates, Beausejour was dropped from the national team before a World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay in November 2011 after arriving late and in a condition described by coach Claudio Borghi as "not adequate for the Chilean national team, for a professional player", reportedly drunk. The Chilean Football Federation later suspended them for ten matches, and Borghi said he would not select either Beausejour or Jorge Valdivia in the near future. Borghi has since been sacked and Beausejour has returned to play for the national team.
He was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With a shot from outside the box, he scored the last goal in Chile's 3-1 victory over Australia in the first group match. This made him the only Chilean to score in two different World Cup finals.
|Chile national team|
|1.||10 June 2009||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Bolivia||1–0||4–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|||
|2.||16 June 2010||Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa||Honduras||1–0||1–0||2010 FIFA World Cup|||
|3.||29 March 2011||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Colombia||2–0||2–0||Friendly|||
|4.||14 August 2013||Brøndby Stadium, Brøndbyvester, Denmark||Iraq||4–0||6–0||Friendly|||
|6||13 June 2014||Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil||Australia||3–1||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup|
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