Jamaican flag Michael Johnson

Born04 July 1973, Nottingham
NationalityJamaican
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

This popular Birmingham City defender was a model of consistency in 2000-01 and formed an excellent partnership with Darren Purse in the heart of the back line.

Very quick and with a good leap, Michael enhanced his reputation as one of the best centre halves outside the Premier League.

A great recovery tackler, he decided to turn down overtures by Jamaica after they left him out of their early-season games.

Michael joined Derby County in August 2003 with a three-year contract.

This was extended to June 2008 in January 2006.

After a loan spell, Michael joined Notts County in July 2008 with a one-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Birmingham City Coca-Cola League Cup
1
1997-98 Birmingham City FA Cup
1
1998-99 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1999-00 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Birmingham City Worthington Cup 2
2000-01 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2000-01 Birmingham City League Division 1 39
2
4
2000-01 Birmingham City League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2000-01 Birmingham City Worthington Cup 8
2
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 30
2
1
3
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
2001-02 Birmingham City Worthington Cup 3
1
2002-03 Birmingham City Premier League 5
1
2003-04 Derby County FA Cup 1
2003-04 Derby County League Division 1 39
1
7
2004-05 Derby County Carling Cup 1
2004-05 Derby County FA Cup 2
2004-05 Derby County League Championship 35
1
1
6
2004-05 Derby County League Championship Play-Offs 1
2005-06 Derby County FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Derby County League Championship 30
1
1
6
2006-07 Derby County Carling Cup 1
1
2006-07 Derby County FA Cup 2
1
1
2006-07 Derby County League Championship 22
7
1
6
2007-08 Derby County FA Cup
1
2007-08 Derby County Premier League 1
2
2007-08 Notts County League Two 11
1
1
2
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 12
1
1
2008-09 Notts County Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2008-09 Notts County League Two 29
2
9


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Feb 1996 Birmingham City v Leeds United L 1-2 Coca-Cola League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
25 Feb 1996 Leeds United v Birmingham City L 3-0 Coca-Cola League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
14 Oct 1997 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 4-1 Coca-Cola League Cup 3rd round
14 Feb 1998 Leeds United v Birmingham City L 3-2 FA Cup 5th round
02 Jan 1999 Leicester City v Birmingham City L 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1999 Birmingham City v Newcastle United W 2-0 Worthington Cup 3rd round
30 Nov 1999 Birmingham City v West Ham United L 2-3 Worthington Cup 4th round
11 Dec 1999 Watford v Birmingham City W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
08 Jan 2000 Everton v Birmingham City L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
12 Aug 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2000 Birmingham City v Fulham L 1-3 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Southend United v Birmingham City W 0-5 Worthington Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City W 1-2 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Birmingham City v Barnsley W 4-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Southend United D 0-0 Worthington Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 3-1 League Division 1
01 Oct 2000 Watford v Birmingham City L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Oct 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Birmingham City W 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Birmingham City v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Birmingham City v Stockport County W 4-0 League Division 1
22 Oct 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Portsmouth v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Birmingham City W 1-3 Worthington Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Nov 2000 Norwich City v Birmingham City L 1-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Burnley W 3-2 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League Division 1
29 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Newcastle United W 2-1 Worthington Cup 4th round
02 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Birmingham City W 1-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Birmingham City v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division 1
12 Dec 2000 Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 Worthington Cup Quarter-final
17 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Birmingham City W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Manchester City v Birmingham City L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Birmingham City L 1-0 Worthington Cup Semi-final 1st leg
13 Jan 2001 Barnsley v Birmingham City W 2-3 League Division 1
27 Jan 2001 Fulham v Birmingham City W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2001 Birmingham City v Ipswich Town W 4-1 Worthington Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
03 Feb 2001 Birmingham City v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Sheffield United v Birmingham City L 3-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 0-2 League Division 1
25 Feb 2001 Birmingham City v Liverpool D 1-1 Worthington Cup Final
02 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Birmingham City W 1-2 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 League Division 1
01 Apr 2001 Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Wimbledon v Birmingham City L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Birmingham City L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Birmingham City v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Burnley v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Birmingham City v Grimsby Town W 1-0 League Division 1
13 May 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 2-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 Aug 2001 Wimbledon v Birmingham City L 3-1 League Division 1
19 Aug 2001 Birmingham City v Millwall W 4-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2001 Birmingham City v Southend United W 3-0 Worthington Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Walsall v Birmingham City W 1-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Birmingham City v Stockport County W 2-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Bristol Rovers v Birmingham City W 0-3 Worthington Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Manchester City v Birmingham City L 3-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
23 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Sep 2001 Watford v Birmingham City D 3-3 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Birmingham City L 6-0 Worthington Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Barnsley v Birmingham City W 1-3 League Division 1
17 Oct 2001 Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Birmingham City v Bradford City W 4-0 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Birmingham City v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
26 Oct 2001 Grimsby Town v Birmingham City L 3-1 League Division 1
30 Oct 2001 Portsmouth v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
04 Nov 2001 Birmingham City v Rotherham United D 2-2 League Division 1
07 Nov 2001 Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
30 Nov 2001 Gillingham v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2002 Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Jan 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City L 1-0 League Division 1
23 Feb 2002 Birmingham City v Watford W 3-2 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Burnley v Birmingham City W 0-1 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 1-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Birmingham City v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division 1
12 Mar 2002 Bradford City v Birmingham City W 1-3 League Division 1
15 Mar 2002 Norwich City v Birmingham City W 0-1 League Division 1
24 Mar 2002 Coventry City v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Birmingham City v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
12 May 2002 Birmingham City v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
26 Dec 2002 Birmingham City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Leeds United v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
12 Jan 2003 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
18 Jan 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Newcastle United v Birmingham City L 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Notts County 09 Jul 1991 01 Sep 1995
Birmingham City 01 Sep 1995 13 Aug 2003
Derby County 13 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2008
Sheffield Wednesday 20 Sep 2007 22 Dec 2007 L
Notts County 29 Feb 2008 31 May 2008 L
Notts County 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Jamaica International 1
1999-00 Jamaica Gold Cup 1
1999-00 Jamaica Hassan II Tournament 2
1999-00 Jamaica International
1
2002-03 Jamaica International 2
2003-04 Jamaica Gold Cup 3
2003-04 Jamaica International 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 May 1999 Sweden v Jamaica L 2-1 International
08 Sep 1999 USA v Jamaica D 2-2 International
14 Feb 2000 Jamaica v Honduras L 0-2 GOLD CUP Group A
04 Jun 2000 Morocco v Jamaica L 1-0 HASSAN II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Japan v Jamaica L 4-0 HASSAN II Tournament
30 Apr 2003 South Africa v Jamaica D 0-0 International
25 May 2003 Jamaica v Nigeria W 3-2 International
09 Jul 2003 Jamaica v Paraguay W 2-0 International
13 Jul 2003 Jamaica v Colombia L 0-1 GOLD CUP Finals Group B
15 Jul 2003 Guatemala v Jamaica W 0-2 GOLD CUP Finals Group B
20 Jul 2003 Mexico v Jamaica L 5-0 GOLD CUP Quarter-final
07 Sep 2003 Australia v Jamaica L 2-1 International
18 Feb 2004 Jamaica v Uruguay W 2-0 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.