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Andrew James "Andy" Johnson (born 2 May 1974 in Bristolmarker) is an Englishmarker born Welsh international football midfielder who currently plays for King's Lynn.

Career

He began his career at Norwich City, before joining Nottingham Forest in 1997 for £2.2m. Having made over one hundred appearances in Forest's squad, he moved on to West Bromwich Albion for £200,000 due to his contract expiring at the end of the season.

He made his Albion debut as a first-half substitute in a 1–0 defeat to Wimbledon on 22 September 2001. His first goal for the club was scored in a 3–2 defeat away at Barnsley on 28 October of the same year. His appearances for WBA ensured that they achieved the second promotion spot in the division and thus moved up to the Premier League. Johnson made his 100th league appearance for West Bromwich Albion during the 2003–04 league season, during which he also helped Albion to a second promotion in three years. He has made several appearances for his chosen country, Wales, but has yet to score a goal in international competition.

Johnson joined Leicester City in June 2006. He was heavily criticised for his performances by the City fans, especially in the 2-1 away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 4 November 2006. Following that performance, Johnson had a spell on the sidelines through injury, but then made a comeback and was the man of the match against Luton Town on 3 February 2007. He was also voted as one of the worst Leicester City players of all time in a poll that took place on a fansite.

On 25 April 2007 it was announced that having not featured under manager Nigel Worthington Leicester had begun talks to terminate Johnson's contract early, and he was eventually released in May 2007. Johnson was signed by Barnsley on 8 June 2007.

Johnson started four Championship games for Barnsley in 2007, but lost his holding midfield position to the on-loan Brazilian Anderson De Silva, occasionally being named as a substitute. Barnsley manager Simon Davey placed Johnson on the transfer list in January 2008 and released the player from his contract twelve months later. Johnson joined non-league King's Lynn shortly afterwards.

International career

Before playing for Wales, he was a member of England youth team. Johnson was an unused member of England U-20 team at 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.

References

  1. Foxes Cut Johnson Loose
  2. FIFA.com and sub-pages


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