Full Name: Joel Dinis Castro Pereira
Height: 1.88 m
Nationality: Portugal
Date of Birth: June 28, 1996 (21)
Weight: 82 kg
2nd Nationality: Switzerland
Birthplace: Le Locle
Foot: Right

Joel Castro Pereira

Joel Castro Pereira (born 28 June 1996) is a Portugese professional footballer who plays as a keeper for Manchester United.

Youth Career

Joined Manchester United from Neuchâtel Xamax in July 2012 after a trial.

won the 2014–15 Under-21 Premier League Cup.

Won the 2015 Under-21 Premier League title.

Won the 2016 Under-21 Premier League title.

Rochdale (loan)

Joined Rochdale on loan in October 2015.

Made his Football League debut with Rochdale and was named man of the match and saved a penalty kick.

Returned to United for only a week before rejoining Rochdale on loan until the start of January 2016.

Manchester United

Was named as a substitute for the First Team against FC Midtjylland in February 2016.

Belenenses (loan)

Joined Belenenses on loan in August 2016.

Ended his loan spell in January 2017, due to Manchester United’s third-choice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone joining Aston Villa on loan.

Return to Manchester United

Named on the bench a number of times.

Made his Manchester United debut as a substitute in January 2017 against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.

In May 2017, Pereira started for the first match in the Premier League, playing against Crystal Palace.


Joel is eligible to play for both Portugal and Switzerland.

Scored winning penalty vs Czech Republic as Portugal ended 3rd in the Toulon tournament.

Won Best GK of the 2016 Toulon tournament.

Club career
Years Teams Apps Gls
? Neuchâtel Xamax II (Youth)  4  (0)
2012-13 Manchester United U18 (Youth)  16  (0)
2013 Manchester United U19 (Youth)  3  (0)
2013- Manchester United U21 (Youth)  27  (0)
2015 --- Rochdale (Loan)  8  (0)
2016 --- Belenenses (Loan)  9  (0)
2017- Manchester United  2  (0)
National team
2011 Switzerland U15  2  (0)
2011 Switzerland U16  3  (0)
2011 Switzerland U17  2  (0)
2012 Portugal U17  5  (0)
2013 Portugal U18  3  (0)
2014 Portugal U19  6  (0)
2016 Portugal U20  4  (0)


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