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 (loan)||30||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:31, 24 May 2015 (UTC).
Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝam boseˈʝur]; born 1 June 1984), nicknamed Palmatoria, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Colo-Colo in the Primera División de Chile.
Beausejour made his debut for the Chilean national team in 2004 and had made 70 appearances and scored 6 goals. In 2015, he was a member of the Copa América-winning squad and is the only Chilean to score in two consecutive World Cups (2010 and 2014).
In 2004, he joined Switzerland's Servette in a one-year deal, reuniting with Valdivia to face the UEFA Cup. After spending one year in Swiss football he moved to Brazilian Grêmio in 2005, where he helped the team to won the Série B title. He joined KAA Gent of Belgium in January 2006, but he made no appearances for the club and returned to Chile where he signed for Cobreloa in 2007.
In January 2008, Beausejour joined O'Higgins where he was used as left winger by Jorge Sampaoli and re-gained status after impressing once again. His performances led him to the national team coached by Marcelo Bielsa who usually used him in the same position.
On 1 December 2008, it was reported that Beausejour completed a three-and-half year deal with Mexican club América. He made his debut on 4 January 2009 during a 1–1 draw with rivals Guadalajara, scoring the opening goal.
Following a one-and-half year spell with the México DF–based side and his FIFA World Cup participation, he signed a three-year contract with Premier League side Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee in August 2010.
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 participation in the World Cup, it was reported that Beausejour would return to Chile for play at recent league champion Colo-Colo, which agreed a US$1.5 million fee with Wigan Athletic for his services. He reached a two-season deal with Pedreros team and a $34 million pesos (US$68.000 aprox.) salary per month.
His official debut came on 27 June against Deportes Iquique for the Torneo Apertura's second week where Colo-Colo won 2–0 with a brace from Esteban Paredes. However since his arrival, Beausejour was quickly adapted as left back in the starting lineup by coach Héctor Tapia as in Chile with Jorge Sampaoli, so he relegated Luis Pavez to the bench. 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 where he was sent off after elbowing Leonardo Valencia and banned for two games due to action. After completing the punishment he returned to the pitch on 19 October for the derby against Universidad de Chile (with which the team lost the title race), scoring his side's second goal in a 2–0 victory at Estadio Monumental.
On 30 December 2014, Beausejour appeared in the club's 3–2 Noche Alba win over Unión Española where the club presented Humberto Suazo and Luis Pedro Figueroa as new signings to face the 2015 season.
After a poor season start losing 1–0 as home with San Marcos de Arica on 4 January, Beausejour scored his first tournament goal against O'Higgins in a 2–0 win at Estadio Parque El Teniente which left behind four matchdays without win since the league start.
Beausejour has played for Chile at youth and senior levels. He was capped for the Chile U-23 team at the 2004 South American Pre-Olympic Tournament alongside Jorge Valdivia, Mark González, Claudio Bravo and Rodrigo Millar. However, the team failed to qualify to the Summer Olympics at Greece, finishing at the bottom of the final stage after impressing in the first stage at Concepción against rivals like Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
In July 2004, he made his senior debut during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in a 2–0 away win and scored his first international goal on 10 June 2009 against the same rival in a 4–0 thrash at the Estadio Nacional, now for the 2010 World Cup qualifier.
On 2 July 2010, Beausejour was included in the 23-man 2010 World Cup squad by Marcelo Bielsa and scored Chile's only one goal in their inaugural group H match against Honduras on 16 June, which was the first match that Chile won at a World Cup since 1962. He played all Chile matches at the tournament until its elimination by Brazil in the quarterfinals.
During the 2014 World Cup qualifier, he alongside four teammates were dropped from the national team by coach Claudio Borghi before a match against Uruguay in 2011 after arriving late and intoxicated to Chile's concentration. The ANFP (Chilean Football Federation) later suspended them for ten matches and Borghi even said he wouldn't chose Beausejour or Valdivia once completed the banning. However, before Borghi's firing its assistant coach Jaime Vera re-considered Beausejour and Gonzalo Jara (involved in the scandal) for play against Colombia on 22 August 2012. Then with Jorge Sampaoli arrival — Beausejour former coach at O'Higgins – he remained part of the process and later it was reported the return of Valdivia to the national team. On 15 October 2013, Chile finally reached its second consecutive qualification to a World Cup after beat 2–1 to Ecuador.
In June 2014, he was included by Sampaoli in the 23-man roster that'll face the FIFA World Cup at Brazil. On 13 June, during Chile's first group B match, Beausejour became the first ever Chilean to score in two different World Cup finals after netting his side's last goal in the 3–1 victory over Australia after a shot from outside the box that beat keeper Matthew Ryan.
On 30 May 2015, he was included by Sampaoli in the 2015 Copa América squad and was part of the first ever Chilean title in the tournament held in the same country. He played all the final against Argentina, which Chile won 4–1 on penalties.
|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|||
|Chile national team|
- Universidad Católica
- Birmingham City
- Wigan Athletic
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