Eddie Johnson is a professional football player and was born on September 20, 1984 in Chester, England. Nicknamed “EJ” and “Eddie” in the football world, he pursued his high school education at the Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School, Chester.
Eddie Johnson was a part of the England youth team and has represented the side internationally in the 2003 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Youth Championship.
Eddie Johnson, at the age of ten, started his football career in 1994 by playing at the Crewe Alexandra youth club. After training for five years at this club, he went on to join Manchester United’s youth team and featured in the squad that won the 2003 Football Association (FA) Youth Cup. Eddie Johnson turned professional in 2003 by graduating into Manchester United’s senior squad and was a part of this club till 2006. He made his debut for this club on October 28, 2003, when he came on as a substitute in the 112th minute against Leeds United in a 3–2 League Cup victory at Elland Road.
In January 2004, Eddie Johnson was loaned to Royal Antwerp, a Belgian football club, and this striker scored five goals from eleven appearances. In order to gain first-team experience, he was sent on a loan to Championship side, Coventry City, for the 2004–05 season. He went on to score a goal on his first appearance for Coventry on August 7, 2004 in a 2-0 win over Sunderland. In his second match, Eddie Johnson pulled out another goal-scoring performance, and in October 2004, he netted three goals from four games.
Eddie Johnson joined Crewe Alexandra in July 2005 as a loan player on a six-month deal and scored his first goal for Alexandra on September 13, 2005, in a 1–1 draw with Plymouth Argyle. By the end of 2005, he scored three more goals, which included a goal against Hull City on Boxing Day. Though Hull City offered him a permanent deal, Eddie Johnson chose to extend his stint at Crewe Alexandra until the end of the 2005-2006 season. By the time his loan period at Crewe ended, he had made twenty two appearances and had added five goals to his tally.
In 2006, Eddie Johnson made a move to Bradford City on a two-year deal and made his first appearance for this club in Bradford’s 2006-07 opening game at Nottingham Forest. He scored his first two goals of his Bradford career in a match against Crewe Alexandra and helped his team win the match 3-0. The start of the 2007-08 season saw Eddie Johnson being used as a midfielder, and he flourished in this position scoring goals in back-to-back games, a feat that earned him the club’s Player of the Month in September 2007. On April 5, 2008, he added another goal to his tally by scoring in a 1-0 win over Morecambe, and three days later, Eddie Johnson scored another goal in a 1-1 draw against Barnet. As of June 2008, he made 64 appearances for Bradford City in which he scored seven goals.