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They are under 20 years old, have Peruvian roots, play abroad and follow them in La Videna

Currently there are many, some have accepted the challenge of being part of a youth team, as is the most recent case of Catriel Cabellos, who was born in Argentina, but decided to be part of the bicolor team. On the other hand, others like Alexander Robertson decided not to play for Peru and this last Thursday he made his debut with the Australian team by decision of his father, who is a former Australian player and wants his son to represent that country.

For this reason, below, we will tell you about the soccer players with Peruvian roots under the age of 20 who have the option of wearing the bicolor

Felipe Chavez Somocurcio

Bayern Munich player, category 2007, who joined Claudio Pizarro’s former team since 2019. He was born in Germany and even played in the sub-15, but he has Peruvian ancestry from his father and was called by Pablo Zegarra, in the last friendlies with the sub-17 and will play the South American with the bicolor.

brian rodriguez

Category 2004 plays in Cobreloa de Chile

Kaj Van Houwelingen

He is 17 years old and has already signed his first professional contract with the jersey of ADO Den Haagof the Eredivisie of the Netherlands.

Philipp Eisele

He is a right-handed central defender, although he can also play as a ‘6’. He was born in Germany, his father is German and his mother is Peruvian. He plays for Eintrach Frankfurt. With the Peruvian sub-17 he had excellent games and is called up for the South American bicolor in that category.

This was the goal of Peru U17. Long pass from Philipp Eisele and goal from Victor Guzmán.

— Peruvians in the World (@peruanos_mundo) February 26, 2023

Nicholas Jansen

He was born in The Hague. His beginnings in football were in an amateur club Forum Sports and after a good performance he was seen by the Ado Den Haag scouts and invited to the respective tests. It is category 2009 and went from being “10” to “9”

Sebastian Huertas

It is category 2008 and plays in the Audax Italiano de Chile

Juan Pedro Duran Jacinto

Player of the 2006 category who develops as a goalkeeper on the field and currently plays for UE Cornellà (Third Division). With a Peruvian mother and a Spanish father, he was summoned by Pablo Zegarra to participate in the South American U-17 tournament with Peru, which will take place in Ecuador in a few days.

Matias Barboza Padilla

He is 15 years old and has been playing in the minor divisions of Argentino Juniors since 2016. He was born in Argentina, but his father is Paraguayan and his mother is Peruvian. He already has Peruvian papers and was contacted by the FPF scout department.

diego kochen

He was born in Miami, United States. She has a Peruvian mother and a Venezuelan father. He is a goalkeeper and measures 1.88 meters. Since 2019 he has played in the minor divisions of FC Barcelona.


Diego Otoya

Sporting Cristal player, who a week ago scored a goal in professional football. At 20 years old and born in the United States, he seeks to make a name for himself in Peru. His father Óscar Otoya is Peruvian and his mother Yolanda is American.


  • panthers
  • evolution
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • De Anza Force
  • San Jose Earthquakes MLS Next Pro
  • UC Irvine
  • Peruvian selection sub – 20
  • Sporting Cristal (Present)

Source: Elcomercio

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