(born 14 July 1987) is an English footballer
who plays for Premier League
club Manchester City F.C.
as a winger
. A product of the Middlesbrough
, he came to prominence after making his debut aged seventeen in a UEFA Cup
game. He played 119 games for Middlesbrough, having also played on loan with Leeds United
and Watford F.C.
He has played at various levels for England
, and won six caps
at senior level. Playing on the right side of midfield
, his style of play includes cutting inside coupled with agility and pace.
Born in Sunderland
, Johnson grew up in a Sunderland
supporting family, but he supported Newcastle United
throughout his childhood. Johnson has been described by Stuart Pearce
and Roberto Mancini
as England's answer to Giggs. Upon seeing Johnson score two goals at a Wembley seven-a-side school match, Johnny Haynes
remarked, "You’re a great little player. You’ve got a lovely left foot."
Johnson played for Cleveland Juniors Football Club and attended Easington Comprehensive School.
Though born in Sunderland, Johnson was... Read More