Date of birth
Daniel Johnson has had quite the journey with PNE since his arrival from Aston Villa for a nominal fee in January 2015.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the attacking midfielder made a superb start to life at Deepdale, scoring eight goals in 20 League One games as he helped Simon Grayson’s side achieve promotion.
He seamlessly adjusted to life in the Championship – again netting eight times – and by this point he’d very much established himself as a fan favourite.
Memorable goals passed, such as a stunner at home to Blackburn Rovers, and in 2019/20 he was acknowledged for his individual performances, scooping the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards, in recognition of his 12 goals and eight assists.
A new contract followed, keeping the Jamaican at Deepdale until 2023, and two big milestones soon came along, as he reached the 50-goal mark in PNE colours in September 2021 with a tidy touch and finish against Sheffield United, before becoming the 28th man to play 300 times for the Lilywhites in August 2022.
Away from club football, DJ has also featured on occasion for his national team, Jamaica, and he’s scored two goals for his nation as of August 2022.