24 Jan 2000
Ben Johnson has thrived since being converted from a winger into an attack-minded right-back as a teenage schoolboy.
Johnson has been with West Ham United since the age of seven and featured regularly in every age-group side he has featured in, impressing with his maturity, athleticism and work ethic.
The defender, who counts former England internationals Paul Parker and Ledley King among his close relatives, made his first-team debut at Manchester City in February 2019 and was rewarded with a new long-term contract the following month.
Started the opening 15 Premier League 2 Division 1 matches of the season, helping the Hammers to away wins at Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City...Started all three EFL Trophy group-stage ties...Made his full debut in a 1-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester City on 27 February 2019...Signed a new contract until summer 2022 on 20 March 2019.
Appeared twice in U18 Premier League South in September/October 2017...Made his first Premier League 2 Division 1 appearance of the season in the 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool on 18 September 2017...Recorded an assist in the 2-1 Premier League 2 Division 1 win at Sunderland on 24 September 2017...Started three EFL Trophy ties, recording an assist in the 3-1 group-stage win at Bristol Rovers on 31 October 2017...Named on the substitutes' bench in the Premier League for the first time at Manchester City on 3 December 2017...Signed a new contract until summer 2020 on 25 January 2018...Captained the U23s in the Premier League 2 Division 1 defeat at Chelsea on 11 March 2018...Made 14 Premier League 2 Division 1 appearances, starting 13 times.
Started 19 times in U18 Premier League South, grabbing an assist in the 3-2 victory at home to Swansea City on 22 October 2016...Made his Premier League 2 Division 1 debut as a second-half substitute in the 2-2 draw at home to Leicester City on 10 February 2017.