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Friday, 29 August 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-BENIN " REDA JOHNSON " IS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER WHO CURRENTLY PLAYS FOR COVENTRY CITY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                                BLACK               SOCIAL            HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RĂ©da Johnson (born 21 March 1988) is a footballer who currently plays for Coventry City. He previously played for Sheffield WednesdayGueugnonAmiens and Plymouth Argyle. He has been capped by Benin at international level.

Club career

Born in Marseille, to an Algerian mother and Beninese American father, Johnson began his career as a professional footballer in 2005 with Gueugnon.[3] He spent two years with thLigue 2 before joining Amiens. He made his debut on 24 August 2007 and went on to make a further eleven appearances in all competitions during the 2007–08 season.[3] He was restricted to eight league appearances the following season as Amiens were relegated to Championnat National.[3] New manager Serge Romano identified Johnson as one of the club's more saleable assets and agreed that he could leave if a suitable offer materialised.[3] He joined Scottish club Aberdeen on trial in July 2009,[4] and looked set to join them permanently after impressing their manager Mark McGhee.[5]




















































































































































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He then played in a pre-season game for English club Plymouth Argyle,[3] and joined permanently for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract a few days later.[6] He made his debut on 22 August 2009,[7] and made a further 24 appearances in his first season with the club.[2] He won earned many plaudits for his performances but couldn't prevent Argyle from being relegated.[8]He scored his first senior goal in September 2010 against Colchester United,[9] while captaining the team in the absence of Carl Fletcher.[10] Johnson was sold to Sheffield Wednesday in January 2011 for an undisclosed fee.[11] He scored on his league debut to rescue a point for his new club against Charlton Athletic.[12]
It was announced on 5 July 2014 that Johnson had signed for Coventry City on a one-year contract, with a negotiation clause for a further year.[13] He scored twice on his debut for Coventry, in a 3-2 defeat to Bradford City.

Career statistics

As of 26 August 2014[14]
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther[A]Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Plymouth Argyle2009–10Championship250000000250
2010–11League One172001010192
Total422001010442
Sheffield Wednesday2010–11League One163300000193
2011–12League One247402000307
2012–13Championship166001000176
2013–14Championship192210000213
Total75189130008719
Coventry City2014–15League One4200000042
Total4200000042
Career totals1212291401013523
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including substitutes) in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

International career

Johnson had the possibility of playing for four different countries, with his father being an American of Beninese descent, his mother being of Algerian descent and Johnson himself being born in France. He did indicate in an interview that he would consider playing for Algeria. However, on 11 February 2009, Johnson made his debut for Benin in a friendly against Algeria.[15]

Personal life

On 5 January 2011, Johnson appeared in court charged with false imprisonment of a woman whilst at the house of an unnamed Blackburn Rovers player. Both Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle, his club at the time of the incident, claimed to have no knowledge of the incident until the court appearance.[16]
The case was dropped due to lack of evidence at his return to court on 7 April 2011, with Johnson later talking of his innocence and relief that his name had been cleared.[17]
He went on to win the PFA Player in the Community award in 2014.[18]

Honours

Sheffield Wednesday