Damien Johnson

Date of birth18 November 1978
Place of birthLisburn
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight71 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Johnson was converted by Blackburn Rovers boss Graham Souness to a central midfield role in 2000-01 and the switch looked like being a success in the opening months of the campaign.

However, he was then sidelined by a back problem for several weeks and it was not until April that he returned to the Rovers' team.

He produced a fine display in the win at Grimsby Town when he was full of running and trickery.

A talented midfield player who previously featured wide on the right, he has good pace and a liking for the hard work and decisive tackling required for a more central position.

He continued to appear for Northern Ireland during the campaign winning several more caps.

Johnson's contract at Birmingham City was extended to June 2007 in September 2004 then to June 2010 in December 2006.

He joined Plymouth Argyle in February 2010 with a contract to June 2012.

Johnson was made available for transfer by Fleetwood Town in May 2013 before his contract was cancelled in October 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Blackburn Rovers 02 Feb 1996 08 Mar 2002
Nottingham Forest 29 Jan 1998 18 Mar 1998 L
Birmingham City 08 Mar 2002 01 Feb 2010
Plymouth Argyle 01 Feb 2010 30 Jun 2012
Huddersfield Town 05 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L
Huddersfield Town 20 Jul 2011 31 May 2012 L
Fleetwood Town 01 Jul 2012 10 Oct 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 14
7
1
3
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup
1
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
1
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
1
1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
2
2
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 12
4
1
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 5
3
1
2
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 6
1
1
1
2002-03 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Birmingham City League Cup
1
2002-03 Birmingham City Premier League 28
2
1
6
2003-04 Birmingham City FA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2003-04 Birmingham City Premier League 35
1
6
2004-05 Birmingham City League Cup
1
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 36
7
2
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 4
1
2005-06 Birmingham City League Cup 3
1
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 31
5
1
2006-07 Birmingham City FA Cup 3
2006-07 Birmingham City League Championship 24
2
1
2
1
2007-08 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2007-08 Birmingham City Premier League 17
5
1
2008-09 Birmingham City FA Cup
1
2008-09 Birmingham City League Championship 8
1
2
2009-10 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Birmingham City Premier League
1
2009-10 Plymouth Argyle League Championship 20
2
2
2010-11 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 3
2010-11 Huddersfield Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League One 14
2
2
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League One 16
2
3
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League One Play-Offs 3
1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town FA Cup 1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town League Two 17
5
2


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
30 Sep 1997 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
29 Sep 1998 Olympique Lyonnais v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1998 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
25 Oct 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Crewe Alexandra v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
07 Nov 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
11 Nov 1998 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers W 1-1 (4-2) League Cup 4th round
14 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 3-2 Premier League
21 Nov 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 0-2 Premier League
29 Nov 1998 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 Premier League
02 Dec 1998 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
05 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
10 Mar 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon W 3-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
06 Apr 1999 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool L 1-3 Premier League
08 May 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 Premier League
12 May 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
14 Sep 1999 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth W 3-1
Agg: 6-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1999 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2000 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
12 Aug 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Rochdale v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Aug 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Sep 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Rochdale W 6-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
19 Sep 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
18 Oct 2000 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers W 0-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Tranmere Rovers W 3-2 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Stockport County W 2-1 League Division 1
08 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers W 1-2 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
04 Apr 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2001 Grimsby Town v Blackburn Rovers W 1-4 League Division 1
29 Apr 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth W 3-1 League Division 1
02 May 2001 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Gillingham v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
12 Sep 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
19 Sep 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
22 Sep 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
30 Sep 2001 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 Premier League
10 Oct 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
14 Oct 2001 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 7-1 Premier League
20 Oct 2001 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
29 Oct 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers W 1-2 Premier League
28 Nov 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
16 Jan 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
26 Jan 2002 Millwall v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 2
1998-99 Northern Ireland Charity Omagh Fund
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 2
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
2
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2005-06 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2007-08 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2008-09 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2009-10 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2009-10 Northern Ireland International Friendly 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
09 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 5
13 Oct 1996 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
21 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 U21
20 May 1998 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
26 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
30 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
02 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
17 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 3-1 U21
03 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Northern Ireland v Malta W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
02 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Barbados v Northern Ireland D 1-1 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
18 Aug 2004 Switzerland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v England W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2006 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
24 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Northern Ireland v Georgia W 4-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 San Marino v Northern Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2009 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Apr 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2009 Italy v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Northern Ireland v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Poland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Sep 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovakia L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Oct 2009 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3


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