As the only Latics signing in January 2012 the pressure was on for the Chilean international to impress the residents of his new home. Sure enough, Beausejour made his impact straight away with 14 appearances in Latics’ impressive end to the season.
He became the club’s most successful provider with seven assists and more impressively, Latics lost just four times within the games he played, a credit to both his technical and creative skills and to his ability to defend in the left wing back role.
Beausejour ended the season on a high and it was his corner kick that provided fellow South American AntolinAlcaraz with the goal that kept Latics in the Barclays Premier League.
Before joining Latics he was a firm feature of the Birmingham City first team having played 22 times in the Npower Championship and making five appearances in the club’s journey into the Europa League.
Goals came in both competitions for the left-sider; he netted against Burnley in the league and helped his old side to a 2-2 draw against Belgian team Club Brugge.
Beausejour’s original move to England came about after an impressive display during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which saw him score the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Honduras.
His experience prior to this was spread across five countries including; four clubs in his native Chile.
Beausejour also draws experience from the top divisions in Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium and Mexico, giving him a diverse range of footballing education.