Devera playing for Boreham Wood in 2016
|Full name||Joseph Devera|
|Date of birth||6 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Southgate, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|2005||→ Welwyn Garden City (loan)||?||(?)|
|2006||→ Northwood (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017 (UTC)|
Born in Southgate, London, 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. In March 2011, he announced that he wanted to play for the Venezuela national football team, 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.
On 13 June 2011, Devera signed for Swindon Town in League Two, as new manager Paolo Di Canio's first signing. 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.
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.
Devera played for Boreham Wood between 2015 and 2017, making 72 appearances and scoring one goal.
- As of 15 July 2017.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other1||Total|
|Northwood (loan)||2005–06||Southern FL Premier Division||5||0||—||—||—||5||0|
|Swindon Town||2011–12||League Two||28||2||1||0||1||0||5||0||35||2|
|Boreham Wood||2015–16||National League||27||1||2||0||—||0||0||29||1|
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
- Joe wins player of the year Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- Bees ace eyes call-up
- Devera tops fans poll Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Joe Devera: Portsmouth agree to sign Swindon defender". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Eight players released". Portsmouth FC. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- "Games played by Joe Devera in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
- "Games played by Joe Devera in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
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- Joe Devera at Soccerbase