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This Friday, the site specializing in the listing of players and experts in the transfer market updated the values ​​of several leagues in Europe. With the update, there were significant changes, like what happened with Ben Brereton, who became the most expensive Chilean soccer player of the moment.

Born in Staffordshire and nationalized Chilean, Big Ben, as he is often nicknamed, is having a great time with Blackburn, where he has just signed an extension to your contract for another year. A great striker in the Championship, he has 22 goals and three assists in 39 appearances for his club.

He has 4 goals in 11 PJ with La Roja. (EFE / Javier Torres)

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The 23-year-old striker acquired nationality in Chile in 2020 and only made his great debut in La Roja on June 3, nothing more and nothing less than against Argentinafor the South American Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. With a devastating present, increased its value by 60% in the last semester.

Ben went from costing 10 million euros in November 2021 to 16 million euros! in the update that was made this Friday, May 13. But his exponential increase is more marked if the detail looks at his evolution since he began to be summoned in the trans-Andean team: before it was worth 4 million euros!

It is one of the great appearances in England.  (Javier Torres/AFP)

It is one of the great appearances in England. (Javier Torres/AFP)

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With his new valuation, he went on to lead the ranking of the most expensive Chilean soccer players in the world, surpassing Guillermo Maripan (15 million euros) Already Erick Thumb Y Paul Diaz (both 7 million euros).

In addition, they appear in a select list of the most expensive U23 players in the world: he is 22nd in the group that leads Kylian Mbappé (160 million euros) and where does it appear Erling Haaland (150 million euros).

He has several calls in Chile.  (Jorge BERNAL / AFP)

He has several calls in Chile. (Jorge BERNAL / AFP)

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Two emblematic players of the Chilean national team and who were highly valued years ago, today are lagging behind in terms of their value: Alexis Sánchez costs 3.5 million euroswhile Arturo Vidal 2.5 million. Of course, the age factor is decisive. The Boy Wonder is 33 years old and the King is 34.


What does a Briton do playing for La Roja and how did he get there? With the unknowns out in the open, the answers began to arrive. Ben is the son of a former police officer from the city where he was born and his mother is Andrea Díaz, originally from Concepción (Chile) and who gave him citizenship so that he could be eligible for Martín Lasarte, outgoing DT in Chile.

Beyond this explanation, it is very difficult to understand how a striker from the second and third divisions of English football managed to play for the Chilean team. Thus, the footballer himself told it in an interview.

It all started with the FootballManager video game.  (@SkyBetChamp)

It all started with the FootballManager video game. (@SkyBetChamp)

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“When I arrived at Blackburn Rovers (his current team, in the second division of England) they interviewed me for a newspaper and they asked me for an interesting fact about me. I said that my mother is from Chile, a couple of years later someone from Football Manager took it and shared it on Twitter and it came out. So it was great. When I was called up to the national team I was honored, it was great, so I’m very grateful.”confessed the 23-year-old scorer in an interview with the journalist Manoel de Tezanos Pinto.

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