Joel Johnson (footballer)
|Full name||Joel Johnson Alajarín|
|Date of birth||20 September 1992|
|Place of birth||Torrent, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2012–2014||Real Madrid C||50||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2018
Born in Torrent, Valencia to a Liberian father and a Spanish mother, Joel was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He made his senior debut at only 17, appearing with the reserves in the third division and eventually suffering relegation.
On 8 March 2010, as both right-backs in the first team, Bruno and Miguel, were unavailable, Joel made his first La Liga appearance, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against Racing de Santander. Released on 30 June 2012, he went on to compete solely in the lower leagues.
Johnson received his first call for the Liberia national team on 31 August 2016, being an unused substitute in the 1–4 away loss to Tunisia for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying phase the following week.
- Los Che frustrated by Santander again; ESPN Soccernet, 8 March 2010
- Independence sign Spanish defender Johnson; USL Soccer, 7 April 2016
- Joel Johnson receives call up from Liberian national team; Charlotte Independence, 31 August 2016
- Tunisia beats Liberia 4–1 in Tunis – Togo thumps Djibouti 5–0 to qualify; Front Page Africa, 4 September 2016