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Position: Defender

Date of Birth: July 21, 1988

Height: 5’6”

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.

Country: Cameroon

College: University of Kansas

Acquired: Trade with Washington Spirit (1/10/19)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

#24 Estelle Johnson Defender Gotham FC


2021: Made 20 appearances, starting 19 matches… 71 clearances, 29 blocks and 44 interceptions… Assisted on a goal in Gotham’s 3-0 win over North Carolina… 13 clearances, five blocks, six interceptions in three appearances for 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup. 2020: 16 clearances, five blocks, five interceptions in six appearances for 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup… 14 clearances, six blocks, six interceptions in three appearances for 2020 NWSL Fall Series. 2019: Traded to Sky Blue FC in January 2019… 73 clearances, 18 blocks, 15 interceptions in 15 appearances. 2015-2018: Traded to Washington Spirit… Two goals, 230 clearances, 48 blocks, 142 interceptions in 52 appearances… 2017 & 2018 Washington Spirit Defender of the Year. 2013: Signed with Western New York Flash… 22 appearances. 2011-2012: Signed for Australia’s Sydney FC… One goal in 11 appearances. 2010-2011: Signed for Philadelphia Independence of WPS in 2010 WPS Dispersal Draft… One goal in 33 appearances.

Played for University of Kansas from 2006-2009… Ended Jayhawks career with four goals, one assist in 85 appearances… 2008 Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Third Team, NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team and Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team.

Represented Cameroon Women’s National Team... Received first senior call up in May 2019… Named to 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster… Played in all four matches in the World Cup… IFFHS CAF Women’s Team of the Decade.

Related News

NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced today that center back Estelle Johnson has signed a new deal that will keep her with the club though the 2022 season with the option for an additional year. She was originally acquired by Gotham FC in a trade with the Washington Spirit in 2019.