Josiesley Ferreira Rosa

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Ferreira
Personal information
Full name Josiesley Ferreira Rosa
Date of birth (1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Uberlândia, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Uberlândia
1999 Goiás
2000 Atlético Mineiro
2000 Ateneu
2001 Mamoré
2001–2002 Farense 27 (6)
2002 Vitória Guimarães 6 (0)
2003 Beira-Mar 10 (3)
2003–2004 Gil Vicente 31 (11)
2004 CD Nacional 7 (1)
2005–2006 União Leiria 32 (5)
2006 Cruzeiro 9 (2)
2007 Ipatinga 2 (0)
2007 Náutico 13 (5)
2008 UD Leiria 5 (1)
2008 Ulsan Hyundai 7 (0)
2008 Ipatinga 18 (6)
2009 Red Star Belgrade 4 (0)
2009 Náutico 4 (0)
2010 Mirassol 9 (1)
2011–2012 Naft Tehran 31 (11)
2012–2013 Paykan Tehran 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2011.

Josiesley Ferreira Rosa, best known as Ferreira (born February 21, 1979 in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State) is a Brazilian football striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State, during his early career he played with several clubs in Brazil: Uberlândia, Goiás,[1] Atlético Mineiro,[2] Ateneu and Mamoré.

In summer 2001 he moved to Portugal where, until 2006, he represented several Portuguese Liga clubs: Farense, Vitória Guimarães, Beira-Mar, Gil Vicente, CD Nacional and União Leiria.

In 2006 he signed with Cruzeiro playing in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He played afterwards with Ipatinga (Serie B) and Náutico (Serie A) before returning to Portuguese top league club União Leiria in 2008.

After that short return to Portugal, his next destination was Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i in the South Korean K-League. Afterwards he had a spell with Ipatinga, who he had helped the year before to get the promotion to the Brazilian Serie A, before joining former European champions Red Star Belgrade playing in the Serbian SuperLiga.

In 2009 he was back to Brazil playing Náutico in the Serie A then moving to Mirassol in 2010. In 2011 he moved abroad again, this time signing with Iran Pro League side Naft Tehran.

Achievements[edit]

Rosa was runner-up top scorer of the Campeonato Mineiro 2001, with nine goals and third top scorer of the Portuguese Liga 2003-04, with 14 goals.

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