Fabian Johnson

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Fabian Johnson
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Johnson celebrates scoring for the United States in 2014
Personal information
Full name Fabian Marco Johnson[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Fullback, wide midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 19
Youth career
1991–1996 Sportfreunde München
1996–2006 1860 Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 1860 Munich II 43 (0)
2006–2009 1860 Munich 90 (4)
2009–2011 VfL Wolfsburg 16 (1)
2011–2014 1899 Hoffenheim 87 (5)
2014– Borussia Mönchengladbach 77 (11)
National team
2003–2004 Germany U17 13 (0)
2004–2005 Germany U18 3 (0)
2005–2006 Germany U19 11 (0)
2006–2007 Germany U20 2 (0)
2007–2009 Germany U21[3] 6 (0)
2011– United States 57 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:23, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2017

Fabian Marco Johnson (born 11 December 1987) is a professional soccer player who plays as a fullback and wide midfielder for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and United States national team. He has also represented Germany in youth competitions.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in Munich, Germany. He is the son of an African-American serviceman and former professional basketball player who played in Germany and a German-American mother.[4][5][6] In 1991, he started playing soccer at local Sportfreunde München.

Club career[edit]

In the mid-1996, Johnson moved to the renowned youth ranks of 1860 Munich.[2] Johnson was promoted to the first team of 1860 München in July 2006. He amassed 89 league appearances scoring four goals before transferring to VfL Wolfsburg on 14 July 2009. He scored his first goal for VfL Wolfsburg in a 2–2 draw at home to SC Freiburg.

On 26 September 2012, Johnson scored in Hoffenheim's 3–0 victory over VfB Stuttgart, their first win of the new campaign.[7]

On 24 February 2014, it was confirmed that Johnson would join Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer following the conclusion of the 2013–14 season.[8][9]

On 24 August 2014, Johnson made his first league appearance for Borussia Mönchengladbach, coming on in the 72nd minute of the home match against VfB Stuttgart.[10] On 13 September 2014, he made his first league start in a home 4–1 win over FC Schalke 04.[10] He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on 3 November 2015 against Juventus.[citation needed] He scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Mönchengladbach on 1 March 2015 against SC Paderborn.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

On 25 August 2011, Johnson was called up to the United States national team by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann for friendly matches with Costa Rica (2 September) and Belgium (6 September).[11] Johnson had represented Germany at youth level, but was eligible for a one-time switch to represent the United States at senior level due to new FIFA eligibility rules; however, he wound up not being able to play as the required paperwork was still pending.[12]

On 11 November 2011, Johnson made his international debut for the U.S. as a substitute in a 1–0 loss to France. On 15 November 2011, Johnson made his first full international start against Slovenia and drew a penalty in a 3–2 win. He played in the FIFA World Cup qualifier on 12 June 2012 against Guatemala. Johnson earned his first mark for the USMNT notching the assist in the United States' only goal in their 4–1 loss to Brazil on 23 June 2012. He scored his first national team goal on 1 June 2014 in a friendly against Turkey.[13] He secured his second national team goal on 13 November 2015 in a World Cup qualifying match against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 October 2017[15]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1860 Munich 2005–06 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2006–07 25 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2007–08 28 2 3 1 0 0 31 3
2008–09 33 2 3 0 0 0 36 2
Total 90 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 97 5
VfL Wolfsburg 2009–10 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
2010–11 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2011–12 29 2 4 1 0 0 33 3
2012–13 31 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 33 3
2013–14 27 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
Total 87 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 94 6
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2014–15 24 1 3 0 7 0 34 1
2015–16 26 6 3 0 5 2 34 8
2016–17 21 3 3 1 11 0 35 4
2017–18 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
Total 77 11 10 1 23 2 0 0 110 14
Career Total 270 20 23 3 24 2 2 0 319 25

International[edit]

As of 10 September 2017.
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2011 2 0
2012 9 0
2013 8 0
2014 11 1
2015 13 1
2016 11 0
2017 3 0
Total 57 2

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 1 June 2014 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey  Turkey
1–1
2–1 Friendly [1]
2. 13 November 2015 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2–1
6–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]

Honors[edit]

International[edit]

Germany U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 32. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Fabian Johnson". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "U 21-Männer: Fabian Johnson" [U 21-Men's: Fabian Johnson] (in German). DFB. Archived from the original on 10 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Woitalla, Mike (22 May 2014). "Father's advice pays off for Fabian Johnson". socceramerica.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fabian Johnson". ussoccer.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Straus, Brian (16 May 2014). "Wherever he plays, Fabian Johnson will be a key piece for U.S. in Brazil". soccer.si.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "VfB Stuttgart 0–3 TSG Hoffenheim". ESPN FC. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Johnson landet in Gladbach" (in German). kicker.de. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Borussia verpflichtet Fabian Johnson" (in German). Borussia Mönchengladbach. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Fabian Johnson". ESPN. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Klinsmann Names 24 Players for Upcoming Friendlies Against Costa Rica and Belgium". USA Roster. U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Johnson muss auf US-Debüt warten". kicker.de. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "U.S. MNT Defeats Turkey 2-1 at Sold-Out Red Bull Arena". ussoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  14. ^ Goff, Steven (13 November 2015). "After early goal, U.S. national team scores plenty itself in World Cup qualifying". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  15. ^ Fabian Johnson at Soccerbase

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