Josué with Porto in 2013
|Full name||Josué Filipe Soares Pesqueira|
|Date of birth||17 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Ermesinde, Portugal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Galatasaray (loan from Porto)|
|2005–2006||→ Padroense (loan)|
|2007||→ Candal (loan)|
|2009||→ Covilhã (loan)||5||(1)|
|2010||→ Penafiel (loan)||14||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ VVV (loan)||13||(0)|
|2014–2016||→ Bursaspor (loan)||44||(7)|
|2016||→ Braga (loan)||12||(2)|
|2016–||→ Galatasaray (loan)||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014
Josué Filipe Soares Pesqueira (born 17 September 1990), known simply as Josué, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray S.K. on loan from FC Porto as an attacking midfielder.
Early years / Paços
Born in Ermesinde, Porto District, Josué joined FC Porto's youth system at the age of nine. He spent his first two seasons as a senior on loan, both in Portugal and abroad, representing successively S.C. Covilhã, F.C. Penafiel (both in the Segunda Liga) and VVV-Venlo (Netherlands).
In the 2011 summer, Josué was released by Porto with only two official appearances to his credit, both in the Taça da Liga, and signed with F.C. Paços de Ferreira. He made his Primeira Liga debut on 17 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against C.D. Nacional; in his second year he contributed with 23 league appearances – 18 starts – as the club finished a best-ever third and qualified to the UEFA Champions League, and was chosen as Best Young Player in the competition in the process.
Return to Porto
Josué agreed on a return to former side Porto on 29 May 2013, penning a four-year contract and moving alongside manager Paulo Fonseca. On 10 August he won his first club honour, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 win over Vitória de Guimarães in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, and scored his first goal for his new team a week later starting and netting through a penalty kick in a 3–1 win at Vitória de Setúbal.
Deemed surplus to requirements at Porto as practically all Portuguese players, Josué then spent 18 months on loan at Bursaspor. He made his Süper Lig debut on 30 August 2014, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–2 home loss against Galatasaray SK, and helped the team to the final of the Turkish Cup, notably contributing with a brace to a 3–2 group win at Samsunspor on 24 December 2014. On 26 January 2016, he returned to his homeland and was loaned to S.C. Braga for the rest of the campaign, netting against his parent club in the decisive match of the Taça de Portugal that was won in a penalty shootout for their first such title in half a century.
On 23 August 2016, Josué returned to Turkey, joining Galatasaray on a season-long loan. He scored his first goal for the Istanbul-based team on 25 December, closing a 5–1 home win over Alanyaspor six minutes after replacing Eren Derdiyok.
Josué gained 26 caps for Portugal all youth categories comprised, including 17 for the under-21 team. He made his debut with the full side on 11 October 2013, playing 21 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Israel for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In the second leg of the play-offs against Sweden on 19 November, Josué (who was not used in the game) extended his middle finger towards the opposing fans, while celebrating his country's qualification to the World Cup after the final whistle.
- As of 19 November 2015
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Covilhã (loan)||2009–10||Segunda Liga||5||1||1||1||3||0||—||—||9||2|
|Penafiel (loan)||2009–10||Segunda Liga||14||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||14||1|
|Paços Ferreira||2011–12||Primeira Liga||19||0||2||0||2||1||—||—||23||1|
|Bursaspor (loan)||2014–15||Süper Lig||30||7||9||2||—||—||—||39||9|
- Primeira Liga: Breakthrough Player of the Year 2012–13
- SJPF Young Player of the Month: February 2013
- "Josué e Steven por empréstimo" [Josué and Steven on loan]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 June 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "VVV huurt spelers van FC Porto" [FC Porto loans players to VVV] (in Dutch). Fox Sports. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Matic foi o melhor jogador da época 2012/13" [Matic was the best player of the 2012/13 season]. Record (in Portuguese). 4 July 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- "Josué e Licá assinaram até 2017" [Josué and Licá signed until 2017] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Porto move for Josué and Licá". UEFA.com. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Supertaça: FC Porto 3 – Vit. de Guimarães 0 – final" [Supercup: FC Porto 3 – Vit. de Guimarães 0 – end] (in Portuguese). TSF. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- "V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: campeão entra a meio gás" [V. Setúbal 1–3 FC Porto: champion begins at half-strength] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Samsunspor 2–3 Bursaspor". Milliyet (in Turkish). 24 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Josué emprestado ao Sp. Braga" [Josué loaned to Sp. Braga]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Braga beat Porto to lift Portuguese Cup 50 years on". PortuGOAL. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Porto midfielder Josue Pesqueira in Galatasaray loan switch". ESPN FC. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Josué fechou goleada do Galatasaray frente ao Alanyaspor de Candeias" [Josué closed Galatasaray's rout of Candeias' Alanyaspor] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 25 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Portugal pegged back by late Israel strike". UEFA.com. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Här ger portugisen svenska folket fingret" [Here the Portuguese shows the finger to the Swedish crowd]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Josué". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Josue". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "I Liga: Josué foi o melhor jovem em fevereiro" [I Liga: Josué was the best youngster in February] (in Portuguese). Relvado. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
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