Josué Daniel Ayala (born 30 May 1988 in Buenos Aires), is an Argentine football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Rosario Central.

Josué Ayala
Personal information
Full name Josué Daniel Ayala
Date of birth (1988-05-30) 30 May 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rosario Central
Number 31
Youth career
2006–2008 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Boca Juniors 2 (0)
2010–2011Independiente Rivadavia (loan) 37 (0)
2011–2015 Independiente Rivadavia 98 (0)
2015–2017 Atlético Tucumán 11 (0)
2017–2019 Temperley 25 (0)
2018–2019Rosario Central (loan) 0 (0)
2019– Rosario Central 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)


Following the departure of goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla in 2007, Ayala was promoted to the first team. Ayala was relegated to fourth goalkeeper behind Mauricio Caranta, Pablo Migliore and Javier García. On 17 March 2008, Ayala suffered an accident on the Dellepiane highway while traveling from the club to his house. He was also accompanied by Migliore, who had been with Ayala for a training session. This accident had no serious physical consequences for either goalie.[2] In the second half of 2008, he began to be included in the first team squad due to Caranta's injuries. Ayala then ascended to become the third goalkeeper after Pablo Migliore departed to Racing Club.

Despite not playing, he won his first official title in 2008 when Boca beat Arsenal de Sarandi in the Recopa Sudamericana. He became the backup goaltender to Javier García midway through the 2008 Apertura and made his debut for Boca on December 23, 2008, in the second half of the final championship playoff game against Tigre, when García was forced to leave with an injury.[3] It had been reported that after Boca had claimed the title Ayala was assaulted and stabbed in his home. The knife had only gone through muscle tissue, preventing a great tragedy.

In 2010, Ayala was loaned to second division side Independiente Rivadavia.[4]


Season Team Title
2008 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
Apertura 2008 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Car crash injures goalkeeper Archived 2010-01-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Soccerway profile
  4. ^ "Yo vengo a sumar". Olé (in Spanish). 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-20.

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