Eduardo Vargas

Eduardo Jesus Vargas Rojas, professionally known as Eduardo Vargas in a Chilean football player. He plays as a forward for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Chile national team.

Eduardo Jesus Vargas Rojas, professionally known as Eduardo Vargas in a Chilean football player. He plays as a forward for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Chile national team. He started his senior football career at Cobreloa and has later played for Universidad de Chile, Napoli, Gremio, Valencia, Queen Park Rangers, and 1899 Hoffenheim. He became full international in 2009.

What is Eduardo Vargas famous for?

– Top scorer at the 2015 Copa America and Copa America Centenario.


Where was Eduardo Vargas Born?

Eduardo Vargas was born on 20 November 1989. His birth name is Eduardo Jesus Vargas Rojas. He was born to a father, Eduardo Vargas Sr., and a mother, Pamela Rojas. His birthplace is in Santiago in Chile. He holds Chilean nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He grew up in Renca.

He started his youth career from Internacional de Renca’s youth system. He gave trials at several clubs before taking part in Puerto Montt’s youth system.

Club Career


Cobreloa signed him in 2006. He was initially assigned to the team’s B-team in the Tercera Division.

He made his first-team debut in July 2006.

He scored his first professional goal in March 2008.

Universidad de Chile

Vargas joined Universidad de Chile in January 2010 for $700,000.

He made his debut for the club on 25 January against Cobresal.

With his impressive performance, the club won both league semestral tournaments )Torneo Apertura and Torneo Clausura), as well as Copa Sudamericana in 2011.

He was the 2011 Copa Sudamericana’s top scorer.

He finished second to Neymar for the South American Footballer of the Year in 2011.

He was con-decorated as the Chilean Footballer of the Year in 2011.



Napoli signed him for a reported fee of $17.9 million in January 2012.

He made his Napoli debut in a 2-1 Coppa Italia defeat of Cesena.

Napoli won the 2011-12 Coppa Italia.

He scored his first Napoli goal in a 4-0 victory in the first UEFA Europa League campaign against AIK. He scored a hat-trick in the match, making him the first Chilean player to score a hat-trick in continental competition in Europe.


Napoli loaned Vargas to Brazilian club Gremio in January 2013.

He made his Gremio debut in a Copa Libertadores match against LDU Quito.

He scored his first goal for Gremio in February against Fluminense in the Copa Libertadores.



He was then loaned to Spanish club Valencia in January 2014.

He made his club debut in a 3-2 win against Barcelona.

He scored his first La Liga goal against Real Betis.

He led Valencia to the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

Queens Park Rangers

After his stint with Valencia, he joined the English club Queens Park Rangers on loan in August 2014.

He made his Premier League debut in September against Manchester United in September 2014.

He was sidelined for the rest of the 2014-15 season after suffering a knee ligament in a match against West Bromwich Albion in April 2015.


Vargas joined the Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim in August 2015 for a reported fee of 5 million euros.

Tigres UANL

He signed with Liga MX club Tigres UANL in January 2017.

He later went on to win Liga MX, 2011 Apertura, and 2019 Clausura, Campeon de Campeones 2017 and 2018 and Campeones Cup 2018.

International Career

Vargas represented Chile U23 national team at the 2009 Toulon Tournament.

He made his senior international debut in November 2009 against Paraguay at the Estadio CAP.

He scored his first competitive international goal in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Peru.

He was the member of the Chile national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He was the key member of the Chile national team that won Copa America 2015. Chile defeated Argentina in a penalty shootout to win their first major international honor. Vargas was a joint top scorer of the tournament alongside Paolo Guerrero.

Vargas was the top scorer at the 2016 Copa America Centenario, where Chile defeated Argentina, once again in the penalty shootout.

He was named to Chile’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa America.

He scored a brace for Chile’s opening match against Japan.


Universidad de Chile

Chilean Primera División: 2011 Apertura, 2011 Clausura

Copa Sudamericana: 2011


Coppa Italia: 2011–12

Tigres UANL

Liga MX: Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019

Campeón de Campeones: 2017, 2018

Campeones Cup: 2018


Copa América: 2015, 2016

China Cup: 2017

Individual honors

Copa Sudamericana Top Scorer: 2011

Copa Sudamericana Player of the Tournament: 2011

Primera División de Chile Player of the Tournament: 2011

Primera División de Chile Best Forward: 2011

CONMEBOL Team of the Season: 2011

Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2015, 2016

Copa América Top Scorer: 2015, 2016

China Cup Best Player: 2017

Who is Eduardo Vargas Married to?

Eduardo Vargas is a married man. He is married to Brazilian model Daniela Collett. The couple got married in 2014. The couple has two children Antonella Vargas and Benjamin Vargas.

What are Eduardo Vargas Body Measurements?

Eduardo Vargas stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 168 lbs i.e. 76 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.

What is Eduardo Vargas Net Worth?

Eduardo Vargas earns from his professional football career. He has played in different countries including, Italy, Brazil, Spain, England, Germany, and Mexico. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at $3 million.

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