Johnnie Jackson began his career at Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in 1999 before the player signed professional terms in 2000. The man who was born in Covent Garden ironically scored his only goal for Spurs in a 4-2 league win over Charlton in February 2004.
Seven spells on loan at various clubs over a time period of eight years followed, before the midfielder found his perfect match at Charlton in 2010.
Johnnie signed for Charlton Athletic on a one-month loan to cover at left-back following an injury to Grant Basey before he joined Charlton permanently in July 2010 and was named the League One Player of the Month for November that year.
He was appointed club captain for the 2011–12 campaign. In the same season Johnnie scored 13 goals from left-midfield, two coming from free kicks in crucial 1–0 wins against both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United in quick succession as he led Charlton to the League One title.
Promotion to the second tier of English football represented another challenge for Johnnie, but it was one he relished, scoring 12 goals and leading the team to an impressive 9th place finish back in the Championship. Johnnie is the current club captain at Charlton Athletic FC. He is a favourite with the fans and never fails to give his all to the cause each week when leading out his team mates.
Setting up the Johnnie Jackson Academy is a whole new chapter in the players’ career, and if the enthusiasm from the pitch is put into the academy then it’s sure to be something to be involved in!