Huw Johnson

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Huw Johnson
Personal information
Full name Huw Alastair Beswick Johnson[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Hammersmith, London, England[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hayes & Yeading United
Youth career
–2012 AFC Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 AFC Wimbledon 8 (0)
2013–2014 Staines Town 10 (1)
2014– Hayes & Yeading United 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:30, 28 March 2014 (UTC).

Huw Alastair Beswick Johnson (born 22 June 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Conference South side Hayes & Yeading United.


Early years[edit]

Johnson came into "The Dons" youth team after being released from the Brentford Academy. After a serious knee injury sidelined him for most of his second season, he became part of the first AFC Wimbledon reserve squad and was rewarded with his first professional contract in December 2011. At the end of the 2011–12 season he was named as the Reserve Team Manager’s Player of the Year by Marcus Gayle.

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Johnson's first involvement with the senior team was as an unused substitute in a match against Crewe Alexandra on 25 February 2012. The midfielder made his professional debut for "The Dons" on 5 May 2012, coming on as a substitute for Rashid Yussuff in a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town.[4] Johnson made his first league start for "The Dons" on 8 September 2012 in a 2-0 defeat against Northampton Town.[5] He was released by AFC Wimbledon on 29 May 2013.[6]

Staines Town[edit]

After being released by AFC Wimbledon, Johnson rejoined his former AFC Wimbledon reserve team manager Marcus Gayle when Gayle brought him to Staines Town in the Conference South.[7] Gayle believed Johnson would make the adjustment to life in Conference South saying "He has a great passing range, can use both feet and he scored 14 goals for me in our last season together. He is flexible too across a variety of positions and will be a very good asset".[8] Upon joining Staines, Johnson was reunited with former AFC Wimbledon team-mates Louie Theophanous and Jack Turner.


  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/12/2011 and 31/12/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Huw Johnson profile". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 419. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 3-1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Northampton Town 2-0 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "AFC Wimbledon release midfielder Huw Johnson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Staines boss signs former Wimbledon midfielder". Get Surrey. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Staines boss signs former Wimbledon midfielder". Get Surrey. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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