Joe Devera

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Joe Devera
Joe Devera 1.jpg
Devera playing for Portsmouth in 2013
Personal information
Full name Joseph Devera[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Southgate, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 5
Youth career
000?–2005 Barnet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Barnet 177 (1)
2005 Welwyn Garden City (loan) ? (?)
2006 Northwood (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2013 Swindon Town 53 (2)
2013– Portsmouth 72 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:16, 2 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph "Joe" Devera (born 6 February 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a defender. He is currently a free agent, following his release from Portsmouth in May 2015.

Career[edit]

Barnet[edit]

Born in Southgate, London,[1] Devera is a product of Barnet's youth system, and broke into the Barnet first team in the 2006–07 season. He then established himself as the club's first-choice right-back and went on to make 177 appearances at Underhill in his 6 years for the senior side, Devera's highlights at Barnet include being named as Barnet's player of the year in 2008.[2] In March 2011, he announced that he wanted to play for the Venezuela national football team,[3] Venezuela being his father's country of birth. On 8 May 2011, he was announced as Barnet's most improved and best player of the 2010–11 campaign.[4]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 13 June 2011, Devera signed for Swindon Town in League Two, as new manager Paolo Di Canio's first signing.[5] He was part of the team that was promoted to League One in the 2011/12 season. Winning the League Two title was Devera's first honour as a player. In the following 2012/2013 season Devera was part of the 'Robins' side that reached the play-offs and faced Brentford. Swindon lost on penalties in the second leg of the semi-finals but Devera managed to score a goal. The semi-final second leg was Devera's last game for Swindon and he was released after making 66 appearances in all competitions.

Portsmouth[edit]

On 14 May 2013, Devera signed for League Two side Portsmouth on a two-year contract.[5] He made his debut in a 4-1 home defeat to Oxford United on the 3rd of August 2013.

Devera was a first-choice for Portsmouth over the course of two seasons, being mainly deployed as a centre-back and a right-back. It was announced on 18 May 2015 that his contract would not be renewed, and that he would be leaving at the end of the season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 May 2015.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnet 2005–06 0 0 1 0 1 0
2006–07 26 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 33 0
2007–08 44 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
2008–09 34 1 1 0 1 0 36 1
2009–10 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
2010–11 43 1 2 0 1 0 46 1
Subtotal 186 2 9 0 5 0 6 0 206 2
Northwood (loan) 2005–06 5 0 5 0
Subtotal 5 0 5 0
Swindon Town 2011–12 28 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 35 2
2012–13 25 0 3 0 3 1 31 1
Subtotal 53 2 1 0 4 0 8 1 66 3
Portsmouth 2013–14 33 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
2014–15 39 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 43 1
Subtotal 72 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 80 1
Career total 309 5 12 0 12 0 17 1 351 6

1 Including Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

Honours[edit]

Swindon Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Joe wins player of the year
  3. ^ Bees ace eyes call-up
  4. ^ Devera tops fans poll
  5. ^ a b "Joe Devera: Portsmouth agree to sign Swindon defender". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eight players released". Portsmouth FC. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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