João Pedro (footballer, born 1986)

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João Pedro Guerra Cunha (born 4 May 1986), known as João Pedro, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Apollon Limassol as a midfielder.

João Pedro
Personal information
Full name João Pedro Guerra Cunha
Date of birth (1986-05-04) 4 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Apollon Limassol
Number 17
Youth career
1998–2000 Ginásio Figueirense
2000–2004 Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Braga B 52 (12)
2006–2007Penafiel (loan) 27 (3)
2007–2008Beira-Mar (loan) 24 (2)
2008–2009 União Leiria 25 (0)
2009–2010 Oliveirense 29 (5)
2010–2013 Naval 76 (14)
2013–2016 Braga 14 (2)
2013–2014Belenenses (loan) 24 (3)
2014–2015Moreirense (loan) 33 (4)
2015–2016Apollon Limassol (loan) 34 (1)
2016– Apollon Limassol 106 (6)
National team
2003 Portugal U17 9 (1)
2004 Portugal U18 2 (1)
2004–2005 Portugal U19 3 (0)
2007 Portugal U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2020

Club careerEdit

Born in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Guarda District, João Pedro began his formation at hometown club Ginásio Figueirense and completed it at S.C. Braga, where he made his debut with the reserve team in the third division in 2004. After two fairly regular seasons, he spent the following two loaned out a league higher, to F.C. Penafiel and S.C. Beira-Mar; in 2008, he moved to U.D. Leiria of the same level and one year later U.D. Oliveirense.

In 2010, João Pedro signed for Primeira Liga club Associação Naval 1º de Maio. He made his debut in the competition on 14 August, playing the full 90 minutes of a 0–1 home loss against FC Porto,[1] and scored his first goal for them 16 days later, consolation in a 1–3 defeat to Sporting CP also at the Estádio Municipal José Bento Pessoa;[2] in the second half of the campaign he was used only as a substitute, and the Figueira da Foz-based team were relegated.

On 17 January 2013, having scored nine goals for Naval in the first half of a season that would see them relegated for financial reasons, João Pedro returned to Braga.[3] He found the net twice in the league in his second spell, against S.L. Benfica (1–2 home loss)[4] and S.C. Beira-Mar (3–3, away).[5]

João Pedro played only one minute for the Minho Province side in 2013–14, his European debut in a 1–0 win at CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu in the play-offs of the UEFA Europa League on 22 August.[6] Eight days later, he was loaned to fellow top tier club C.F. Os Belenenses,[7] scoring on his debut but in a 2–3 home loss to C.D. Nacional where he featured 63 minutes from the bench.[8]

On 17 July 2014, João Pedro signed a one-year loan with newly promoted Moreirense FC.[9] He was an integral part of their team, missing only one game due to suspension for a red card in added time of a 2–1 home win over local rivals Vitória S.C. in which he had scored the winner.[10]

João Pedro moved abroad for the first time on 23 June 2015, joining Cypriot First Division's Apollon Limassol on loan[11] and signing a permanent two-year contract in the following off-season.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 13 January 2020
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Braga B 2004–05[13] Second Division 26 8 26 8
2005–06[13] 26 4 26 4
Total 52 12 52 12
Braga 2004–05[13] Primeira Liga 0 0 1 0 1 0
Penafiel (loan) 2006–07[13] Segunda Liga 27 3 2 0 29 3
Beira-Mar (loan) 2007–08[13] 24 2 1 0 7 0 32 2
União Leiria 2008–09[13] 25 0 2 0 4 0 31 0
Oliveirense 2009–10[13] 29 5 3 1 2 0 34 6
Naval 2010–11[13] Primeira Liga 26 2 1 0 3 1 30 3
2011–12[13] Segunda Liga 30 3 3 1 4 1 37 5
2012–13[13] 20 9 2 1 6 1 28 11
Total 76 14 6 2 13 3 95 19
Braga 2012–13[13] Primeira Liga 14 2 1 0 2 0 17 2
2013–14[13] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 14 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 18 2
Belenenses (loan) 2013–14[13] Primeira Liga 24 3 0 0 4 0 28 3
Moreirense (loan) 2014–15[13] 33 4 1 0 2 0 36 4
Apollon Limassol (loan) 2015–16[14] Cypriot First Division 33 1 6 0 6[a] 1 45 2
Apollon Limassol 2016–17[14] 30 3 7 1 2[a] 0 1[b] 0 40 4
2017–18[14] 33 2 6 0 12[a] 1 1[b] 0 52 3
2018–19[14] 29 0 5 0 13[a] 0 47 0
2019–20[14] 14 1 1 0 8[a] 0 23 1
Total 106 6 19 1 35 1 2 0 162 8
Career total 443 52 42 4 34 3 42 2 2 0 563 61
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Cypriot Super Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Braga

Apollon

InternationalEdit

Portugal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naval resistiu a quase tudo menos ao penálti de Hulk" [Naval withstood almost everything except Hulk's penalty]. Público (in Portuguese). 14 August 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "A superioridade do Sporting e os disparates de Lupède e de Elmano Santos" [Sporting's superiority and the stupid calls of Lupède and Elmano Santos]. Público (in Portuguese). 30 August 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "João Pedro de regresso ao Sporting de Braga" [João Pedro returning to Sporting de Braga]. O Interior (in Portuguese). 17 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Sp. Braga-Benfica, 1–2 (resultado final)" [Sp. Braga-Benfica, 1–2 (final score)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Sporting de Braga e Beira-Mar empatam a três golos em Aveiro" [Sporting de Braga and Beira-Mar draw three goals all in Aveiro] (in Portuguese). TSF. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Braga passo em frente no "play-off"" [Braga step forward in play-off] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ "João Pedro é reforço" [João Pedro is a reinforcement] (in Portuguese). C.F. Os Belenenses. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Belenenses 2–3 Nacional" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  9. ^ "André Marques e João Pedro reforçam Moreirense" [André Marques and João Pedro reinforce Moreirense] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Moreirense derrota Vitória de Guimarães após reviravolta no marcador" [Moreirense defeat Vitória de Guimarães after reversing the score]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 11 April 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Sp. Braga: João Pedro assinou pelo Apollon" [Sp. Braga: João Pedro signed for Apollon] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  12. ^ "João Pedro rescinde com Sp. Braga e assina pelo Apollon" [João Pedro cuts ties with Sp. Braga and signs for Apollon] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "João Pedro". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d e "João Pedro". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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