Malik Johnson

Malik Johnson (born April 13, 1998) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for USL Championship club Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Malik Johnson
Johnson playing for Toronto FC II in 2017
Personal information
Full name Malik Anthony Johnson
Date of birth (1998-04-13) April 13, 1998
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Youth career
2004 Brampton East SC/Chingoucousy
2013–2015 Toronto FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Toronto FC III 3 (1)
2015–2018 Toronto FC II 75 (7)
2016–2018 Toronto FC 0 (0)
2019– Tampa Bay Rowdies 23 (3)
National team
2015 Canada U17 4 (0)
2017 Canada U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 23, 2016

Career

Club

Toronto FC II

Johnson joined TFC Academy in 2013 from Brampton East SC.[1] Johnson made his debut for Toronto FC II on July 8, 2015 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds as an academy call-up. He would go on to sign his first professional contract with Toronto FC II on January 5, 2016.[2]

He was called up to the Toronto FC squad on June 2, 2016 and made his debut in the Canadian Championship semi-finals. Johnson played in the final 10 minutes of a 4-2 win against Montreal Impact after replacing Mo Babouli.[3] During the 2017 offseason, Johnson would train with Danish club HB Køge.[4] Upon completion of the 2017 season, Toronto FC II would exercise the option on Johnson's contract for the 2018 season.[5]

Tampa Bay Rowdies

After four seasons with Toronto FC II, Johnson would sign with fellow USL Championship club Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2019 season.[6] After missing the first two months of the season with a shoulder injury Johnson would make 23 starts and score 3 goals for the Rowdies in 2019, impressing coach Neill Collins during his first season in Tampa Bay.[7] He would re-sign with the club for the 2020 season.[8]

International

Johnson was called up by coach Sean Fleming to the Canada U-17 team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.[9] He made his debut for the U17s against the Haiti U-17 squad on February 28 as a substitute in the 74th minute.[10]

Career statistics

As of October 19, 2019[11]
Club League Season League Playoffs Canadian Championship Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Toronto FC III League1 Ontario 2017 31000031
Toronto FC II USL 2015 70000070
2016 2140000214
2017 1910000191
2018 2820000282
Total 7570000757
Toronto FC MLS 2016 00001010
2018 00001010
Total 00002020
Tampa Bay Rowdies USL Championship 2019 2330010243
Career Total 10111003010411

References

  1. "Malik Johnson". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. "Johnson Joins TFC II From the Kia Toronto FC Academy". Toronto FC Staff. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  3. "Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact | MatchCenter Boxscore". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  4. James Grossi (November 12, 2017). "TFC II send four on training stint to Denmark". Waking The Red.
  5. "Toronto FC II announce roster moves". Toronto FC. December 4, 2017.
  6. James Grossi (March 14, 2019). "Uccello goes to Memphis - Part". Waking The Red.
  7. Darek Sharp (June 14, 2019). "Malik Johnson made instant, impactful impression on Rowdies coach". Tampa Bay Times.
  8. "BACK IN 2020: MALIK JOHNSON". Tampa Bay Rowdies. November 25, 2019.
  9. "[2015-03] CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  10. "Canada vs Haiti - 2015-02-28". March 23, 2016.
  11. "Malik Johnson profile". Soccerway. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
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