Johnson lands community award

Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson has been crowned the PFA Player in the Community at the Football League Awards.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 15:14 Post Comment

Reda Johnson: Crowned the PFA Player in the Community

Reda Johnson: Crowned the PFA Player in the Community

The Benin international has been heavily involved with the club's community programme since moving to Hillsborough in 2011 and last year donated £5,000 to help a local school serving children with special needs buy a computer system.

Johnson, who saw off competition from MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin and Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi, said: "I think (helping the community) is very important. It is part of the job. We play football, we are very happy, football gives us a lot and we have a chance to do a sport we enjoy.

"Sometimes you have to think about other people and try to help people who need it. Sometimes it is not only about money, it is just a smile, you go to see people and try to make their lives a bit easier.

"I love it. It's like when fans ask me for pictures or autographs, some people are shy but I don't think they have to be shy. We are paid for that. It is not only 90 minutes on a Saturday, it is a full week and we are well paid to do that."

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robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

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ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

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ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

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