Eduardo Jesús Vargas Rojas (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwarðo ˈβarɣas]; born 20 November 1989) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Chile national team. A quick and dynamic forward, he can play as either striker, second striker or winger.
Emerging as a top talent at Cobreloa, Vargas moved to Universidad de Chile where he won three titles, including the 2011 Copa Sudamericana where he was named player of the tournament. In 2011, he was co-awarded the Chilean Footballer of the Year and also finished as runner-up for the South American Footballer of the Year. Following an £11.5 million move to Napoli, Vargas had subsequent loan spells at Grêmio, Valencia, and Queens Park Rangers before moving to Hoffenheim in 2015.
A full international since 2010, Vargas has earned 60 caps for Chile, scoring 31 goals. He was part of their squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and Copa América Centenario, finishing as top scorer in Chile's victories at the latter two.Close