Andrew Johnson (English footballer)
Andy Johnson as a player of FC Fulham (2008)
Andrew "Andy" Johnson ( born February 10, 1981 in Bedford ) is an English footballer. The striker stands since 2008 at FC Fulham in the English Premier League under contract and completed between 2005 and 2007 eight caps for the English national team.
Johnson began his career at Birmingham City. In 1997, he joined the first team of the club. There he developed and had regular periods of use. Succeeded in 2001 with the Birmingham moving into the final of the League Cup against Premier League rivals Liverpool. After 90 minutes and extra time was 1-1 and the shoot had to decide. Johnson missed the decisive penalty and the Blues were forced to leave as a loser the field.
After only a few uses in the season 2001 /02 he decided a change. He was transferred in the summer of 2002 in a swap deal for Clinton Morrison to Crystal Palace. On 26 October 2006 the striker scoring a hat -trick in a 5-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion. He quickly became performers and audience favorite. In the 2003 / 04 season, Johnson was top scorer with 32 goals in the former English First Division (now Football League Championship ). In November of the same season the team was on the 20th place in the league. As a result, coach Steve Kember dismissed and Iain Dowie has been set. Crystal Palace still reached the playoffs and topped by a 1-0 win against West Ham United in the Premier League.
In the season 2004/ 05 Johnson had 21 goals the best English scorer and second-best in the accounts in the English top flight. Despite its hit Crystal Palace dismounted. Many clubs were interested after the descent to Johnson; yet signed this a new five -year contract at Crystal Palace. After another season in the second division but Johnson then moved for 8.6 million pounds for the Premier League club Everton. Before his departure, he was elected to the Century Elf Crystal Palace. On August 19, 2006, he scored his first goal for the new employer. More goals followed, and he fought his way to immediately secured a regular place. On 6 November 2007 Johnsen signed a new five -year contract. After a mixed season 2007/ 08, critical voices were heard. In addition, minor injuries affected his performance.
In the summer of 2008 he moved to FC Fulham. The peel is said to have stood at 10.5 million pounds. He was thus the ninth access the " Cottagers " for the 2008/ 09 season.
For the season 2012/13 Johnson moved to Queens Park Rangers. He signed with the Super Hoops a two -year contract until 30 June 2014.
Johnson was already nominiert.Dort for the U -21 England during the Junior World Cup 1999, he stood alongside players like Stuart Taylor, Ashley Cole, Peter Crouch and Matthew Etherington on the field. All three preliminary round matches were lost at that time.
After the good performance in the season 2004/05 calls that wanted to see Johnson in the England team increased. After he also aroused the interest of Poland to coach Sven -Goran Eriksson was forced to invite the striker. On 9 February 2005, he came to the Netherlands then to his debut in the national team when he came on in the 61st minute against Wayne Rooney. In an American tour in the summer of 2005, Johnson was against the United States to use one over 90 minutes. For the World Cup 2006, he was not nominated. However, he was on call in the event that one of the colleagues would have been an injury.
With Steve McClaren as the new coach of the national team him more attention was paid again in the meantime. McClaren put him in a variety of qualifying matches for Euro 2008. However, it did not make the English team to qualify for the finals in Austria and Switzerland.