Joel Johnson (footballer)

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Joel Johnson
Personal information
Full name Joel Johnson Alajarín
Date of birth (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Torrent, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Charlotte Independence
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2001 Torrent CF
2001–2009 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Valencia B 69 (1)
2010 Valencia 1 (0)
2012–2014 Real Madrid C 50 (0)
2014–2015 Jaén 16 (0)
2015–2016 Buñol 9 (0)
2016– Charlotte Independence 60 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2018

Joel Johnson Alajarín (born 20 September 1992) is a Liberian footballer who plays for American club Charlotte Independence in the United Soccer League as a right back.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] Released on 30 June 2012, he went on to compete solely in the lower leagues.

On 6 April 2016, Johnson signed with United Soccer League side Charlotte Independence.[2]

International career[edit]

Johnson received his first call for the Liberia national team on 31 August 2016,[3] being an unused substitute in the 1–4 away loss to Tunisia for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying phase the following week.[4]


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