Alex Johnson Biography
Alex Johnson is a former professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League Australian Football League (AFL). He played in the team that won the 2012 AFL Grand Final.
How old is Alex Johnson? – Age
The Australian football player is 29 years old as of 2nd March 2021. He was born in 1992 in Victoria, Australia.
Who are Alex Johnson Parents?- Father and Mother
Is Alex Johnson in a Relationship? – Spouse
No, the Australian football player is currently single. He is not dating anyone as of the moment. We don’t have much information about his love life, since he enjoys it private. They are no rumors about his previous engagement or any past relationship. He has no children yet.
Alex Johnson Career
The Australian football player started playing as the third tall defender in the side, he performed his role wonderfully well and exceeded all expectations of him set by the coaching staff, ably filling the role left by retiring champion Craig Bolton early in the year. His poise and strong one on one contesting were the standout features of his game throughout 2011 and he also improved his rebound and attacking play as the season wore on.
The player went on to be a key player in the Sydney Swans’ AFL Premiership winning side, playing every game in the regular season and the finals series. His ability to play as a key defender and professional approach to the game saw him awarded with the 2012 Swans Rising Star Award in what was his second season.
He suffered repeated knee injuries, and did not make another senior appearance for Sydney for almost six years, after the 2012 premiership. His run of injuries began when he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Sydney’s 2013 preseason match against the Gold Coast Suns.
He underwent two knee reconstructions during 2013 – a traditional reconstruction in April and a LARS reconstruction in July. He returned to the field for the Sydney reserves in early 2014, but tore the ligament again in his first game back.
It was not until September 2016 that Johnson was even able to return to running laps after this second injury, as it took a further three reconstruction surgeries between 2014 and 2016 before his knee successfully healed due to various complications and infections.
The player remained on the Sydney playing list through this time, and performed an assistant coaching role with the Sydney reserves; and, although delisted by Sydney at the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was redrafted by the club as a rookie during the 2017 AFL Rookie Draft.
He returned to the field for the Sydney reserves in the NEAFL in July 2017, his first competitive game at any level for more than three years after his previous game. He played the rest of the season in the NEAFL, before a groin injury over the 2017/18 offseason again delayed his return to senior football.
The player finally returned to play his first senior AFL match since the 2012 AFL Grand Final in round 20, 2018 against Collingwood, almost six years since his previous game. Unfortunately, he suffered another knee injury the following week, this time rupturing the ACL in his previously undamaged right knee, ending his season and career with the Swans.
He was delisted by Sydney at the end of the 2018 season, having played 47 games over eight years. In 2019, Johnson returned to Melbourne and joined the Northern Blues in the Victorian Football League as a player and development coach.
In 2020 season, he signed for the old boys’ club of his alma mater, Old Xaverians, but suffered yet another ACL injury in preseason training shortly before the season was cancelled due to the COVID- 19 Pandemic.
Alex Johnson Net worth
The Australian football player has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2020.