Joel Castro Pereira

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joel Castro Pereira
Joel Castro Pereira (cropped).jpg
Pereira warming up for Manchester United in 2017
Personal information
Full name Joel Dinis Castro Pereira[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Boudevilliers, Switzerland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 40
Youth career
2009–2012 Neuchâtel Xamax
2012–2015 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Manchester United 1 (0)
2015–2016Rochdale (loan) 6 (0)
2016–2017Belenenses (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2011 Switzerland U15 2 (0)
2011 Switzerland U16 3 (0)
2011–2012 Switzerland U17 2 (0)
2012–2013 Portugal U17 5 (0)
2014 Portugal U18 3 (0)
2014–2015 Portugal U19 7 (0)
2016 Portugal U20 4 (0)
2016– Portugal U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:52, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:39, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Joel Dinis Castro Pereira ([ʒo.ˈɛw d͡ʒi.ˈnis ˈkaʃ.tɾu pɨ.ˈɾej.ɾɐ] born 28 June 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United.

Club career[edit]

Born in Le Locle, in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, Pereira began his career in the youth ranks of local Neuchâtel Xamax before transferring to Manchester United in 2012. He was part of the team that won the 2014–15 Under-21 Development League title, and extended his contract on 13 August 2015, amidst a goalkeeping saga at the club.[3]

On 17 October 2015, he was loaned to Rochdale in Football League One for a month.[4] Later that day, he had his first senior call-up, remaining an unused substitute as the team drew 0–0 away to Bury. On 10 November 2015, he made his debut in a 1–0 loss to Morecambe at Spotland, in the quarter-finals of the Football League Trophy. Manager Keith Hill praised the goalkeeper's performance after he was named man of the match and saved a penalty kick.[5] On 19 November 2015, he extended his loan until 3 January 2016.[6] Two days later, Pereira made his Football League debut, in a 2–0 away win against Doncaster Rovers.[7] He totalled eight appearances for Rochdale, six in the league.[8]

On 25 February 2016, he had his first call-up to a senior Manchester United game, sitting on the bench for their 5–1 home win over FC Midtjylland in the last 32 second leg of the UEFA Europa League.[9] On 31 August 2016, he joined Primeira Liga club Belenenses on loan.[10] His loan spell ended on 5 January 2017, due to Manchester United's third-choice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone joining Aston Villa on loan.[11] Pereira made his Manchester United debut on 29 January 2017, in an FA Cup fourth round tie against Wigan Athletic, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Sergio Romero.[12][13] On 21 May 2017, he started for the first time in the Premier League, against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.[14] On 1 July 2017, Pereira sign a four year deal to stay at Manchester United until 2021.[15] On 20 September 2017, he appeared as a substitute against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup and conceded a last-minute goal.[16]

International career[edit]

In July 2016, Pereira was selected in the Portugal squad for the 2016 Olympic Games.[17] He was an unused substitute in all four of Portugal's matches in the tournament.[2] In May 2017, he was selected in the Portugal under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 September 2017
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2015–16[8] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[19] Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2017–18[20] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rochdale (loan) 2015–16[8] League One 6 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Belenenses (loan) 2016–17[21] Primeira Liga 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Career total 15 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Joel Castro". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Magan, Tony (15 August 2015). "Manchester United: Joel Pereira signs new contract amid Old Trafford goalkeeping uncertainty". International Business Times. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Joel Castro Pereira: Manchester United goalkeeper joins Rochdale". BBC Sport. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Dawson, Rob (11 November 2015). "Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira backed to be Reds' next star". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Joel Castro Pereira: Man Utd goalkeeper returns to Rochdale". BBC Sport. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Joel Castro Pereira in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Thompson, Gemma (25 February 2016). "United squad energised by injection of youth". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Marshall, Adam (31 August 2016). "Pereira moves to Belenenses on loan". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Luckhurst, Samuel (5 January 2017). "Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone leaves on loan". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Manchester United 4–0 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "FA Cup match report: Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0". Manchester United F.C. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "THE TEAMS: UNITED V CRYSTAL PALACE". Manchester United F.C. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  15. ^ http://www.goal.com/en/news/manchester-united-man-utd-joel-pereira-transfer-contract/iuq0ot2y6rp5zgap36m6szqa
  16. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/09/20/manchester-united-vs-burton-albion-carabao-cup-live-score-updates/
  17. ^ "Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches left out of Portugal's Olympic squad". ESPN FC. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Portugal squads announced for Confederations Cup / U21 Euro". Portugoal. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Joel Castro Pereira in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Joel Castro Pereira in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Joel Pereira". Foradejogo. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 

External links[edit]