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
03 Nov 2001 Northampton Town v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
06 Nov 2001 Reading v Wrexham W 2-0 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Reading v Bristol City W 3-2 League Division 2
20 Nov 2001 Reading v Tranmere Rovers W 4-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Peterborough United v Reading W 1-2 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Reading v Chesterfield L 0-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Barnet v Reading L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
22 Dec 2001 Reading v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Cardiff City v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Wrexham v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2002 Reading v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 2
05 Jan 2002 Reading v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Jan 2002 Huddersfield Town v Reading W 0-1 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Reading v Blackpool W 3-0 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Wigan Athletic v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
26 Jan 2002 Reading v Colchester United W 3-0 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Bury v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Reading v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2
11 Feb 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Reading L 3-1 League Division 2
14 Feb 2002 Swindon Town v Reading D 0-0 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Reading v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Cambridge United v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Reading v AFC Bournemouth D 2-2 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Reading v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Chesterfield v Reading W 0-2 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Reading v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Reading D 3-3 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Reading v Northampton Town D 0-0 League Division 2
07 Apr 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Reading v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Brentford v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Aug 2002 Derby County v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
13 Aug 2002 Reading v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Reading v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Leicester City v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2002 Reading v Burnley W 3-0 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Walsall v Reading W 0-2 League Division 1
07 Sep 2002 Rotherham United v Reading D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Sep 2002 Cambridge United v Reading L 3-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Reading v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2002 Reading v Norwich City L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Reading v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Grimsby Town v Reading W 0-3 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Reading v Ipswich Town W 3-1 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Preston North End v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Reading v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Reading v Millwall W 2-0 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Gillingham v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Reading v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Reading v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Reading v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Nottingham Forest v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Coventry City v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Reading v Derby County W 2-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Walsall v Reading D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Reading L 3-2 League Division 1
14 Jan 2003 Reading v Walsall L 1-1 (1-4) FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 2003 Reading v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 1
01 Feb 2003 Burnley v Reading W 2-5 League Division 1
10 Feb 2003 Reading v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Millwall v Reading W 0-2 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Reading v Rotherham United W 3-0 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Wimbledon v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
12 Mar 2003 Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Reading v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Ipswich Town v Reading L 3-1 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Reading v Preston North End W 5-1 League Division 1
18 Apr 2003 Reading v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Portsmouth v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Reading v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Stoke City v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Ipswich Town v Reading D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Aug 2003 Boston United v Reading W 1-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Reading v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Reading W 0-3 League Division 1
24 Sep 2003 Oxford United v Reading W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Reading L 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Reading v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Reading v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Reading v Walsall L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Oct 2003 Sheffield United v Reading W 1-2 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Reading v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Reading v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 1
15 Nov 2003 Reading v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Reading D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Nov 2003 Burnley v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Reading v Watford W 2-1 League Division 1
03 Dec 2003 Reading v Chelsea L 0-1 League Cup 4th round
06 Dec 2003 Wigan Athletic v Reading W 0-2 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Stoke City v Reading L 3-0 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Reading v Crystal Palace L 0-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Reading v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Preston North End v Reading D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2004 Reading v Preston North End L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2004 Nottingham Forest v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Reading v Derby County W 3-1 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Rotherham United v Reading L 5-1 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Gillingham v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2004 Reading v Burnley D 2-2 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Reading v Sheffield United W 2-1 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Crystal Palace v Reading D 2-2 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Reading v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Reading W 2-3 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Reading v Sunderland L 0-2 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Coventry City v Reading W 1-2 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Reading v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Bradford City v Reading L 2-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Reading v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Reading v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Millwall v Reading W 0-1 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Reading v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Watford v Reading L 1-0 League Division 1


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.