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Get to know the 36 Peruvians defending foreign soccer teams


15:26 | Lima, Dec. 29.

2017 has been an extraordinary year for Peruvian soccer players since their values have increased in the transfer market.

This is evidenced by the interest from different foreign clubs such as those from Mexico, Brazil, and Spain —which demand Inca talent on their squads.

36 Peruvian players currently defend soccer teams abroad.

Mexico 

Following Ray Sandoval's arrival at Monarcas Morelia, there are 10 Peruvians playing in the Mexican League, considered ideal for Inca athletes wishing to later join European clubs.

Forward Raul Ruidiaz has become a benchmark for such team. He was the reason why Mexican entrepreneurs started to take interest in Peruvians' quality and strength.  

Brazil

Peru's captain Paolo Guerrero also makes history in South America's largest country due to the goals he scores.

The 33-year-old forward's story in such nation started in Corinthians and continues in Flamengo, where he has become one of the most-acclaimed players. 

Besides Guerrero, Sao Paulo FC's midfielder Christian Cueva is another Peruvian athlete, who stands out in the Brazilian League. 

Yet, the aforementioned players are just one little piece of the great talent Peru has been showing abroad. 

The following is the list of national athletes defending foreign teams. It must be noted some of them will join Peru's national squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. 

Mexico

Raul Ruidiaz (Monarcas Morelia)
Andy Polo (Morelia)
Luis Advincula (Lobos BUAP)
Pedro Aquino (Lobos BUAP)
Irven Avila (Lobos BUAP)
Alexi Gomez (Club Atlas)
Pedro Gallese (Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz)
Anderson Santamaria (Club Puebla)
Carlos Caceda (Club Puebla)
Ray Sandoval (Morelia)

USA

Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City SC)
Alexander Callens (New York City FC)

Canada

Yordy Reyna (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Argentina

Hansell Riojas (Club Atletico Belgrano)

Brazil

Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo FC)
Miguel Trauco (Flamengo FC)
Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo FC)
Beto da Silva (Gremio FBPA)

Chile

Joao Ortiz (Union La Calera)
Christofer Gonzales (Colo-Colo)

Ecuador

Christian Ramos (CS Emelec)

Paraguay

Gino Guerrero (Club Guarani)

England

Andre Carrillo (Watford FC)

Germany

Claudio Pizarro (FC Cologne)

Spain

Sergio Peña (Granada CF)
Claudio Torrejon (CCD Cerceda)
Bryan Reyna (RCD Mallorca)
Jeisson Martinez (CF Rayo Majadahonda)

Portugal

Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria SC)
Ivan Bulos (Boavista FC)

The Netherlands 

Renato Tapia (Feyenoord Rotterdam)

Belgium

Cristian Benavente (R. Charleroi SC)

Denmark

Edison Flores (AaB Fodbold)

Greece

Carlos Zambrano (Paok FC)

Switzerland

Jean Pierre Rhyner (FC Schaffhausen)

Russia

Jefferson Farfan (FC Lokomotiv Moscow)

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Published: 12/29/2017