Sam Johnstone

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Sam Johnstone
Sam Johnstone.jpg
Johnstone playing for the England U19s in 2012
Personal information
Full name Samuel Luke Johnstone[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Preston, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 50
Youth career
2009–2011 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Manchester United 0 (0)
2011–2012 Scunthorpe United (loan) 12 (0)
2013 Walsall (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2008 England U16 1 (0)
2009–2010 England U17 14 (0)
2010–2012 England U19 13 (0)
2013 England U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:50, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Samuel Luke "Sam" Johnstone (born 25 March 1993) is an English footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Manchester United.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Johnstone joined Manchester United at academy level; in the 2010–11 season, he was number one keeper in the academy, where he shared the duties the previous season. He previously worked in a Dulux paint factory. On 26 July 2011, Johnstone joined League One side Oldham Athletic on loan, as both of their first-choice 'keepers were sidelined by injury.[3] He made two appearances, both in pre-season friendlies; a 0–0 home draw with Burnley and a 1–0 away victory against Fleetwood Town, before returning to his parent club. On 9 September 2011, Johnstone joined League One side Scunthorpe United, on a one-month loan after their first choice keeper Josh Lillis suffered a long-term injury.[4] the following day he made his debut at the Glanford Park in a 1–1 draw to Sheffield United.[5] On 19 October 2011, Johnstone dislocated his finger during a training session, making Scunthorpe United search for an emergency goalkeeper once again.[6] On 10 November 2011, Scunthorpe extended the loan until 9 December 2011,[7] which was then extended to 10 January 2012.[8]

On 20 March 2013, Manchester United agreed for Johnstone to spend the rest of the season on loan to Walsall.[9] Johnstone kept consecutive clean sheets in his first few games and was first-choice goalkeeper during his loan-spell.

On 17 August 2013, Johnstone was loaned to Yeovil Town for a period of three months.[10] He made his debut on the same day in a 2–0 loss to Burnley,[11] but it was later confirmed that Johnstone had suffered a finger injury prior to his debut and returned to Manchester United for treatment.[12]

On 31 January 2014, Johnstone was loaned to Doncaster Rovers for four weeks.[13] With the first-choice keeper Ross Turnbull injured, Johnstone made his debut the following day at the Keepmoat against Middlesbrough.[14] On 4 April 2014, Johnstone agreed a loan extension until the end of the 2013–14 season.[15]

International career[edit]

Johnstone made his debut for the England under-19 team against Slovakia under-19s in September 2010.[16]

He also won the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, at which he was the first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Jack Butland.

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[17] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). premierleague.com (Premier League). 2 February 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Sam Johnstone". premierleague.com (Premier League). Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sam's the man for Latics". oldhamathletic.co.uk (Oldham Athletic AFC). 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Iron sign Man Utd keeper". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 9 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 1–1 Sheffield Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe United suffer injury blow to Sam Johnstone". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Johnstone deal extended". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Marshall, Adam (12 December 2011). "Loan watch: Sam deal". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Adam (20 March 2013). "Johnstone loaned to Walsall". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Marshall, Adam (17 August 2013). "Johnstone joins Yeovil on loan". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Burnley 2–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Yeovil Town resume hunt for keeper after Manchester United youngster's injury". Western Gazette (Local World). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sam Johnstone for Rovers". doncasterroversfc.co.uk (Doncaster Rovers FC). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Doncaster Rovers v Middlesbrough". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Johnstone Loan Extension 'agreed'". doncasterroversfc.co.uk (Doncaster Rovers FC). 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Samuel Johnstone". TheFA.com (The Football Association). Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Final squad named". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Training win for Three Lions". TheFA.com (The Football Association). 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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