- Roger Johnson (footballer)
Football player infobox
playername = Roger Johnson
fullname = Roger Johnson
height = height|m=1.92
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1983|4|28
cityofbirth = Ashford
currentclub = Cardiff City
clubnumber = 12
position = Defender
youthyears = 1998-2000
youthclubs = Wycombe Wanderers
years = 2000–2006
clubs = Wycombe Wanderers
caps(goals) = 156 (19)
pcupdate = 13:19, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Johnson is a product of the Wycombe Wanderers youth set-up and made his first-team debut for Wycombe in the final game of the 1999/2000 season, aged just 17. He became a first-team regular and was awarded the captaincy of the club when John Gorman took over in November 2004.
Johnson won the 2003/04 Fans' Player of the Year Award and came second the season after with the award being won by striker
4 July 2006, after 182 appearances and 22 goals for Wycombe, he joined Cardiff City for a fee of £275,000, despite their local rivals Swansea City attempting to sign him, including having a £100,000 bid rejected by Wycombe. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wycombe_wanderers/5048474.stm "Swansea bid for Johnson rejected"] BBC SportRetrieved on 1 November, 2007]
Johnson had a strong first year at Cardiff, and after spending the first six months as a regular substitute, began to form a dominant pairing with Dutchman
Glenn Loovenswhich saw them keep club captain Darren Purseout of the side. In the 2007/08 season he began to grab goals for the side, scoring late winners against Norwich City [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/6963672.stm "Norwich 1 - 2 Cardiff"] BBC SportRetrieved on 1 September, 2007] in the League and Brighton [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/6941839.stm "Cardiff 1 - 0 Brighton (aet)"] BBC SportRetrieved on 14 August, 2007] in the Carling Cupas well as vital equalisers against Hull City [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7110782.stm "Hull 2 - 2 Cardiff"] BBC SportRetrieved on 1 December, 2007] and Preston North End [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7157326.stm "Preston 1 - 2 Cardiff"] BBC SportRetrieved on 29 December, 2007] . Johnson scored the second goal of Cardiff's memorable 2-0 away victory over Premier LeagueMiddlesbrough in the 2007-08 FA Cup Quarter Final [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/7272793.stm "Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Cardiff"] BBC SportRetrieved on 9 March, 2008] and his header in the Severnside Derbymatch against Bristol City in March 2008 was his 7th of the season [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7298092.stm "Cardiff 2 - 1 Bristol City"] BBC SportRetrieved on 22 March, 2008] . He also played in all 6 of Cardiff's matches on their way to reaching the FA Cup Final before losing 1-0 to Portsmouth.
The summer transfer window saw prolonged interest in Johnson with both ipswich Town [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cardiff_city/7441723.stm "Bluebirds reject bids for Johnson"]
BBC SportRetrieved on 10 September, 2008] and West Bromwich Albion [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cardiff_city/7587639.stm "Cardiff refuse Ledley Stoke talks"] BBC SportRetrieved on 10 September, 2008] having bids rejected. Despite the interest Johnson remained with the side into the new season although he did see his centre-back partner Glenn Loovens leave to join Celtic, meaning the return to the side of Darren Purse.
Johnson's impressive consistent performances for the Bluebirds have seen him become very popular with the fans and many see him as the future captain of Cardiff City.
18 May, 2008
Johnson is married to 24 year old Melissa Johnson. She's just made a new workout
DVDcalled ' WAGsWorkout'.
* [http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10335~9907,00.html Roger Johnson player profile] at cardiffcityfc.co.uk
* [http://www.wwfc.com/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10430~9907,00.html Roger Johnson player profile] at wwfc.com
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