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Jean André Emanuel Beausejour: The Haitian-Chilean soccer star

CSMS Magazine Staff Writers

He was born on June 1st 1984 as Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo in Santiago, Chile.  His nickname is Palmatoria or Francés. He currently plays for Club America in the Mexican league. He is reportedly to be the son of a Haitian father and a Chilean-Mapuche mother. His father was thought to have died last January, when the earthquake struck Haiti. However, the report proved to be untrue.

Beausejour started his professional career in Universidad Católica in 2001 and has since played for several clubs. In 2004, he signed a contract with Servette, a team in Switzerland and reportedly stayed there for a year before joining Grêmio in 2005 and then Gent in 2006. In 2007 he returned to Chile spending one year with Cobreola 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  December 1st  2008, Club America of Mexico signed him for three and a half years.

Beausejour proved to be a great asset to the Chilean squad. He scored the winning goal in the 34th minute against Honduras on June 16th world cup math in South Africa. So, more pride for the Haitian soccer fans.   

Note: More information about Jean Beausejour can be found on www.wikipedia.com

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