Dulee Johnson

Dulee Johnson (born 7 November 1984) is a professional footballer. He is the son of former Liberia international player and manager Josiah Johnson.[1]

Dulee Johnson
Johnson with AIK
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, striker
Youth career
1997–2000 Lone Star FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Floda BoIF 62 (45)
2001–2005 Häcken 117 (11)
2006–2008 AIK 64 (2)
2008–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv 27 (1)
2009–2010 AIK 35 (4)
2011 Panetolikos 15 (2)
2011–2012 De Graafschap 20 (0)
2012 AmaZulu 23 (0)
2013 Brage 20 (0)
2014 Săgeata Năvodari 15 (0)
2014–2015 CSMS Iași 23 (0)
2015 Moss 8 (5)
2016 Molde 0 (0)
2016 Start 8 (1)
2018 Lyn Toppfotball 17 (3)
National team
2001–2016 Liberia 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2016

Club career

Floda BoIF

Born in Monrovia, Dulee Johnson is one of several Liberian footballers who were brought to Sweden by Floda BoIF manager Stig Johansson in the late 1990s, after having been discovered at Gothia Cup. The Liberian players, which included Dioh Williams and Jimmy Dixon, moved into manager Johanssons villa where they lived while they played for the Swedish lower league club.[2]

BK Häcken

After a few successful seasons, all the three previously mentioned players were signed by Allsvenskan club BK Häcken. Johnson quickly found success on the pitch for his new club. He was a starter for the full four and a half years with Häcken.

AIK and Maccabi

In 2006, Johnson was signed by AIK[3] where he became an instant success as the replacement in midfield for Derek Boateng.[4][5]

In July 2008, Johnson signed a 3-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He only spent one season with the Israeli side, scoring one goal and making two assists. Johnson also helped them win the League Cup also known as the Toto Cup. He left the club in June 2009 and signed a new deal with his previous club AIK.

Panetolikos

On 21 January 2011, it was announced that Dulee Johnson had signed an 18-month contract with Greek club Panetolikos.

De Graafschap

In May 2011, Johnson was on trial with Dutch club De Graafschap and offered a contract. He played three Eredivisie matches and one KNVB Cup match in which he scored his only goal for De Graafschap. Due to increased in his market value, the Liberian midfielder received attractive offer from one of South Africa big club and he made the moved to played in the South African premiership.

AmaZulu

On 16 July 2012, Johnson signed a two-year contract with South African club AmaZulu. Johnson's quickly made his name in the league from the preseason matches and throughout his term in the league.

IK Brage

On 28 December 2012, Johnson signed a two-year contract with Swedish Superettan club IK Brage. In January 2014 he left the club for higher level after they got relegated to Division 1. On a free transfer Dulee moved to Romanian side Săgeata Năvodari.[6]

Moss

On 2 September 2015, Johnson signed for Norwegian 2. Divisjon side Moss FK.[7]

Molde

At the end of the 2015 season, Johnson was reported to be training with Molde FK.[8]

On 9 January 2016, Johnson signed a one-year contract with Tippeligaen side Molde FK.,[9] but played only one match, a first round cup match against Kristiansund, before being released from his contract 1 June 2016.[10][11]

Lyn Toppfotball

On 1 June 2018, Johnson signed with 3. Divisjon side Lyn Toppfotball for the remainder of the season.[12]

International career

In March 2010, he was granted Swedish citizenship, and is now regarded as an EU player. AIK's Liberian International Dulee Johnson Granted EU Citizenship. Dulee Johnson is one of Liberia's best creative midfielders, he played in the 2002 African Cup and Nations, and he was recently recalled to the Liberian national team to help them secure a slot for the 2017 African Cup of Nations. He will travel down to Liberia in June 2016 to play against Togo in one of Liberia's toughest football.

Career statistics

As of match played 25 September 2016[13][14][15][16][17][18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Floda 1998 Division 4 2011260
1999 2218251
2000 2016131
Total 6245----6245
BK Häcken 2001 Allsvenskan 130130
2002 Superettan 283283
2003 273273
2004 293293
2005 202202
Total 11711----11711
AIK 2006 Allsvenskan 260260
2007 25162313
2008 131131
Total 642----642
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2008–09 Israeli Premier League 271271
AIK 2009 Allsvenskan 15131182
2010 2021040252
Total 35341--40434
Panetolikos 2010–11 Football League 400040
De Graafschap 2011–12 Eredivisie 301040
AmaZulu 2012–13 Premier Soccer League 40002060
Brage 2013 Superettan 20030230
Săgeata Năvodari 2013–14 Liga I 15000150
CSMS Iași 2014–15 Liga I 102030
Moss 2015 2. Divisjon 850085
Molde 2016 Tippeligaen 001010
Start 2016 810081
Lyn Toppfotball 2018 3. divisjon 610061
Career total 374691112010238672

Honours

Maccabi Tel Aviv
AIK

References

  1. "Johnson klar for Lyn!" (in Norwegian). 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. "Dulees vägval". Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. "AIK värvar Dulee Johnson från Häcken". 20 February 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. "Exklusiv intervju med Dulee Johnson". 12 March 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  5. lrizzle2010 (16 April 2012), Dulee Johnson Highlights 2012, retrieved 4 May 2018
  6. "Så ska Brage hjälpa Dulee Johnson". 28 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  7. "Moss FK signerer Dulee Johnson". www.mossfk.no/ (in Norwegian). Moss FK. 2 September 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  8. "Uppgifter: Dulee Johnson till norsk storklubb". www.fotbollskanalen.se/ (in Swedish). fotbollskanalen. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  9. "Dulee Johnson klar for Molde FK". www.moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 9 January 2016. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  10. "Johnson: - Molde har vært fantastisk for meg". www.rbnett.no (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  11. "Dulee Johnson fristilles fra sin avtale". moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  12. "Johnson klar for Lyn!". www.lyn1896.no (in Norwegian). Lyn Toppfotball. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  13. "Dulee Johnson". www.fotball.no/ (in Norwegian). fotball.no. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  14. "GoDulee Johnsondra". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  15. "Dulee Johnson". www.nifs.no/. nifs.no. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  16. "Dulee Johnson". svenskfotboll.se/ (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  17. "Dulee Johnson". svenskfotboll.se/ (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  18. "Dulee Johnson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
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