Dulee Johnson

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Dulee Johnson
Dulee Johnson.JPG
Johnson training for AIK
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSMS Iași
Youth career
1997–2000 Lone Star FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Floda BoIF 62 (45)
2001–2005 Häcken 117 (11)
2006–2008 AIK 64 (2)
2008–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv 27 (1)
2009–2010 AIK 35 (4)
2011 Panetolikos 4 (0)
2011–2012 De Graafschap 3 (0)
2012 AmaZulu 4 (0)
2013 Brage 20 (0)
2014 Săgeata Năvodari 15 (0)
2014– CSMS Iași 2 (0)
National team
2001–2011 Liberia 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2013

Dulee Johnson (/ˈdlɪ/; born 7 November 1984 in Monrovia) is a professional footballer who plays for Romanian Liga I club CSMS Iași as a midfielder. He is the son of former Liberian player and manager Josiah Johnson.[1]

Club career[edit]

Floda BoIF[edit]

Dulee Johnson was one of several Liberian footballers who were brought to Sweden by Floda BoIF manager Stig Johansson in the late 90's after having been discovered at Gothia Cup. The Liberian players, which included Dioh Williams and Jimmy Dixon, moved into manager Johanssons villa where they lived while they played for the Swedish lower league club.[2]

BK Häcken[edit]

After a few successful seasons all the three previously mentioned players were signed by Allsvenskan club BK Häcken. Johnson quickly found success on the pitch for his new club but also trouble outside of it. He was a starter for the full four and a half years with Häcken, but he was also sentenced for drunk driving and assault during that time.[3]

AIK and Maccabi[edit]

In 2006 Johnson was signed by AIK[4] where he became an instant success as the replacement in midfield for Derek Boateng.[5]

In February 2008 Johnson was again arrested and trialed for drunk driving. He was first found guilty by tingsrätten but later he was found innocent by hovrätten after an appeal.[6]

In July 2008, Johnson signed a 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He only spent one season with the Israeli side, scoring one goal and making two assists. Johnson also helped them win the League Cup also known as the Toto Cup. He left the club in June 2009 and signed a new deal with his previous club AIK. The Swedish club included a clause so that they could break the contract if Johnson misbehaved in any way outside of the football.[7] That same year he won both the Allsvenskan league and Swedish cup with AIK. During his second stint he again became a key player for the club.[8]

Also in 2010, Liberia international Dulee Johnson was allegedly charged for rape. The month-long trial ended with Johnson cleared of all charges and received more than 200,000 SEK (two-hundred thousand Swedish kronor) for wrongful detention in a Swedish prison in Stockholm. "The former AIK Solna midfielder will receive the money (more than US$30,000 or thirty-thousand United States dollars) from the Chancellor as compensation for suffering and earnings denied him." [9][10] The turmoil did however cause Johnson and his club AIK to part ways again.[11]

Panetolikos[edit]

On 21 January 2011, it was announced that Dulee Johnson had signed an 18-month contract with Greek club Panetolikos. However, on 21 April 2011, Panetolikos terminated his contract. Club president Fotis Kostoulas claimed that Johnson had been out partying the day before a game and then "rejected the manager in an unacceptable way".[12]

De Graafschap[edit]

In May 2011, Johnson was on trial with Dutch club De Graafschap and offered a contract. He played three Eredivisie matches and one KNVB Cup match in which he scored his only goal for De Graafschap. He was fired in October when he caused a car-accident and refused an alcohol test.[13]

AmaZulu[edit]

On 16 July 2012, Johnson signed a two-year contract with South African club AmaZulu.[14] However, his contract was terminated after just 4 matches with the club on 12 November 2012 with AmaZulu citing an undisclosed breach of contract.[15] The club has refused to confirm nor deny reports that Johnson had failed a drugs test.[16] Johnson commented to Swedish media afterwards that he had failed the drug test because someone had put cocaine in his drink at a party without him knowing about it.[17]

IK Brage[edit]

On 28 December 2012, Johnson signed a two-year contract with Swedish Superettan club IK Brage. The contract gives the club the right to end the contract if he does not follow his treatment. In january 2014 he was released from the two-year contract when Brage was relegated to division 1. On a free transfer Dulee moved to Romanian side Săgeata Năvodari.[18]

International career[edit]

In March 2010 he was granted Swedish citizenship and is now regarded as an EU player.[19] Later that year Johnson was one of three players sent home from the Liberia national football team for drinking. He however explained that there had been a misunderstanding and that he had apologized to the team, country and FA. He added that he would be left out of one national team game and then return to the national team.[20]

Honours[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

AIK[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIK star Dulee Johnson maintains Birmingham ambition". tribalfootball.com. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dulees vägval". Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dulee Johnson dömd en gång tidigare". 22 May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "AIK värvar Dulee Johnson från Häcken". 20 February 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Exklusiv intervju med Dulee Johnson". 12 March 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dulee Johnson frias i hovrätten". 8 June 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "AIK tar en stor risk med Dulee". 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dulee Johnson skadad – missar tre matcher". 2 March 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  9. ^ The New Republic Liberia - Dulee Johnson Gets US$30,000 Compensation
  10. ^ Another link concerning the case: http://www.rs.goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2010/12/06/2248282/liberia-midfielder-dulee-johnson-cleared-of-rape-charge-in
  11. ^ "Friad i rätten, sparkad av AIK - Dulee Johnson lämnar Sverige". 7 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dulee Johnson i blåsväder igen - kan sparkas". 23 March 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  13. ^ De Graafschap ontslaat Johnson na ongeluk onder invloed, De Gelderlander, 3 oktober 2011
  14. ^ "AmaZulu sign Liberian international". 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "AmaZulu part ways with Johnson". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Dulee sacked by AmaZulu for failing drug test". 13 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dulee: "Någon lade kokain i min drink"". 13 November 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Så ska Brage hjälpa Dulee Johnson". 28 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: AIK's Liberian International Dulee Johnson Granted EU Citizenship". goal.com. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  20. ^ "Dulee Johnson om fylleskandalen i landslaget: Missförstånd". 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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