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.
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.
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.
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)
Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City SC)
Alexander Callens (New York City FC)
Yordy Reyna (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Hansell Riojas (Club Atletico Belgrano)
Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo FC)
Miguel Trauco (Flamengo FC)
Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo FC)
Beto da Silva (Gremio FBPA)
Joao Ortiz (Union La Calera)
Christofer Gonzales (Colo-Colo)
Christian Ramos (CS Emelec)
Gino Guerrero (Club Guarani)
Andre Carrillo (Watford FC)
Claudio Pizarro (FC Cologne)
Sergio Peña (Granada CF)
Claudio Torrejon (CCD Cerceda)
Bryan Reyna (RCD Mallorca)
Jeisson Martinez (CF Rayo Majadahonda)
Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria SC)
Ivan Bulos (Boavista FC)
Renato Tapia (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Cristian Benavente (R. Charleroi SC)
Edison Flores (AaB Fodbold)
Carlos Zambrano (Paok FC)
Jean Pierre Rhyner (FC Schaffhausen)
Jefferson Farfan (FC Lokomotiv Moscow)