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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

ROGER JOHNSON
  • ROGER JOHNSON
  • DEFENDER

UPDATED 07:12 17th July 2012


Wolves ended a long pursuit for the services of highly-rated Roger Johnson when signing the defender from Birmingham in July, 2011.

 

Johnson joined for an undisclosed fee and put pen to paper on a four-year deal.

 

Born in Ashford, he started his career with Wycombe Wanderers and was captain of the side, making 183 appearances for the Chairboys and scoring 21 goals.

 

He moved to Cardiff in 2006, but it was in the 2007/08 campaign when he really burst to the fore, winning the club's Player of the Year award as he played in all six of the club's FA Cup fixtures as they ended up losing in the final to Portsmouth.

 

Johnson then played a third season with Cardiff, again landing of the Player of the Year award as well as being named in the Championship team of the year.

 

In total he chalked up 136 appearances in South Wales, again being amongst the goals with 14, before landing a move to the Barclays Premier League and Birmingham in June, 2009.

 

In two seasons at St Andrew's, Johnson played in every single Barclays Premier League fixture, including playing a key role as Blues went 12 games unbeaten, a club record for the top flight.

 

In total he made 88 appearances for Birmingham, scoring three goals, and showing the sort of form which saw him named in four provisional England squads without making the final selection.

 

Johnson also picked up a Carling Cup winners medal after a memorable win at Wembley against Arsenal in February, 2011.

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