John Salako

Date of birth11 February 1969
Place of birthNigeria
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Salako was used mainly as a substitute by Charlton Athletic in 2000-01 and started just six first-team games. His only goal proved of vital importance as it was the late equaliser that earned the Addicks an FA Cup replay against Conference outfit Dagenham & Redbridge, thus preventing a major upset. A vastly experienced player, Salako showed glimpses of the form that earned him five England caps in the early '90's but although he often looked impressive when coming off the bench he seemed unable to sustain his performance for a full 90 minutes. Not as quick as he once was, Salako is still an excellent crosser of the ball and is especially effective with free kicks and corners.

Salako joined Brentford in July 2004 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crystal Palace 03 Nov 1986 07 Aug 1995
Swansea City 14 Aug 1989 29 Oct 1989 L
Coventry City 07 Aug 1995 06 Mar 1998
Bolton Wanderers 06 Mar 1998 22 Jul 1998
Fulham 22 Jul 1998 20 Aug 1999
Charlton Athletic 20 Aug 1999 25 Jan 2002
Reading 02 Nov 2001 24 Jan 2002 L
Reading 25 Jan 2002 30 Jun 2004
Brentford 20 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Wycombe Wanderers 04 Jul 2005 15 Jul 2005 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Crystal Palace FA Cup 3
1989-90 Crystal Palace League Division One
1
1989-90 Swansea City UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1992-93 Crystal Palace Premier League 12
1
1994-95 Crystal Palace FA Cup 8
2
1994-95 Crystal Palace League Cup 7
1
1994-95 Crystal Palace Premier League 39
4
2
1995-96 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1
1995-96 Coventry City League Cup 3
1
1995-96 Coventry City Premier League 34
3
3
3
1996-97 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1996-97 Coventry City League Cup 4
1996-97 Coventry City Premier League 23
1
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League
7
1997-98 Coventry City League Cup 2
2
1
1997-98 Coventry City Premier League 11
1
1998-99 Fulham FA Cup 1
1998-99 Fulham League Cup 2
1
1999-00 Charlton Athletic FA Cup
1
2000-01 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
2
1
2000-01 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Charlton Athletic Premier League 4
13
1
2001-02 Charlton Athletic League Cup
1
2001-02 Charlton Athletic Premier League 2
1
2001-02 Reading LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Reading League Division 2 31
6
3
2002-03 Reading FA Cup
2
2002-03 Reading League Cup 1
2002-03 Reading League Division 1 32
10
4
2
2003-04 Reading FA Cup
2
2003-04 Reading League Cup 3
1
1
2003-04 Reading League Division 1 32
5
3
2004-05 Brentford FA Cup 8
1
1
2004-05 Brentford League One 30
5
4
2004-05 Brentford League One Play-Offs
1


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
07 Aug 2004 Chesterfield v Brentford L 3-1 League One
10 Aug 2004 Brentford v Doncaster Rovers W 4-3 League One
14 Aug 2004 Brentford v Wrexham W 1-0 League One
21 Aug 2004 Peterborough United v Brentford L 3-0 League One
28 Aug 2004 Brentford v Stockport County W 3-0 League One
30 Aug 2004 Bristol City v Brentford L 4-1 League One
04 Sep 2004 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League One
11 Sep 2004 Torquay United v Brentford D 2-2 League One
18 Sep 2004 Brentford v Port Vale W 1-0 League One
25 Sep 2004 Walsall v Brentford W 0-1 League One
02 Oct 2004 Brentford v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
09 Oct 2004 Barnsley v Brentford D 0-0 League One
19 Oct 2004 Brentford v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League One
23 Oct 2004 Brentford v Blackpool L 0-3 League One
30 Oct 2004 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 1-0 League One
07 Nov 2004 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 1-1 League One
12 Nov 2004 Bristol City v Brentford D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2004 Brentford v Bradford City L 1-2 League One
25 Nov 2004 Brentford v Bristol City W 1-1 (4-3) FA Cup 1st round replay
27 Nov 2004 Hull City v Brentford L 2-0 League One
05 Dec 2004 Hinckley United v Brentford D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
07 Dec 2004 Brentford v Luton Town W 2-0 League One
11 Dec 2004 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford W 1-2 League One
14 Dec 2004 Brentford v Hinckley United W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
18 Dec 2004 Brentford v Colchester United W 1-0 League One
26 Dec 2004 Brentford v Torquay United L 1-3 League One
01 Jan 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 3-2 League One
08 Jan 2005 Luton Town v Brentford W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Port Vale v Brentford W 0-1 League One
22 Jan 2005 Brentford v Swindon Town W 2-1 League One
25 Jan 2005 Brentford v Barnsley D 1-1 League One
29 Jan 2005 Brentford v Hartlepool United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 2005 Brentford v Milton Keynes Dons W 1-0 League One
12 Feb 2005 Hartlepool United v Brentford W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
19 Feb 2005 Southampton v Brentford D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2005 Hartlepool United v Brentford L 3-1 League One
26 Feb 2005 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday D 3-3 League One
01 Mar 2005 Brentford v Southampton L 1-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
12 Mar 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Brentford D 0-0 League One
19 Mar 2005 Brentford v Chesterfield D 2-2 League One
12 Apr 2005 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League One
16 Apr 2005 Bradford City v Brentford L 4-1 League One
23 Apr 2005 Brentford v Huddersfield Town L 0-1 League One
30 Apr 2005 Luton Town v Brentford L 4-2 League One
16 May 2005 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2
Agg: 1-3
League One Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


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
1990-91 England International Friendly 2
2
1991-92 England 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
01 Jun 1991 Australia v England W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1991 Malaysia v England W 2-4 International Friendly
11 Sep 1991 England v Germany L 0-1 International Friendly


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