Born: Bedford, 10 February 1981

Position: Striker

International caps: 8

International goals: 0

Signed: 7 August 2008 from Everton (£10.5m)

Fulham debut: Fulham 2-1 Bolton Wanderers, 13 September 2008

Fulham appearances: 112

Fulham goals: 27

Honours: UEFA Europa League runners-up (2009-10)

Sold: 30 June 2012 (released).

Fulham finally signed Andy Johnson for a reported £10.5m fee from Everton in August 2008 after a summer transfer saga that hit the Craven Cottager regulars frequently refreshing their computer screens. The England international opened his Fulham account by scoring both goals against Wigan Athletic in October 2008 and forged a fine partnership with Bobby Zamora up front. Johnson finished his first Fulham season with ten goals as the Whites finished seventh and qualified for the Europa League.

Johnson’s Fulham career was blighted by injury problems – the worst of which was a knee injury sustained after he was ‘literally banjoed’ in the words of Roy Hodgson by an Amkar Perm defender in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. Johnson also missed the early stages of the 2010-11 campaign with injury. He made a strong start to the following season, eventually forcing his way into Martin Jol’s starting line-up and scoring a memorable hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers.

He scored eight times in the Europa League, including a brilliant brace against Wisla Krakow, but Fulham failed to reach the knockout stages after drawing with Odense and Johnson’s season culminated in more injury frustration. He was released after four years at Craven Cottage, opting to join Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer.