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Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson

Birthdate: June 1895
Birthplace: Gateshead, England
Date of death: 3 January 1933
Other clubs: Victoria Adelaide, Felling Colliery; Sunderland (wartime guest), Stoke City (1925-29), New Brighton (1929-31), Connah's Quay (1931-33)
Bought from: After WWI
Signed for LFC: 27.01.1920
Liverpool debut: 05.04.1920
Last appearance: 07.02.1925
Debut goal: 11.09.1920
Last goal: 13.09.1924
Contract expiry: 20.02.1925
Win ratio: 53.66% W:44 D:20 L:18
Games/goals ratio: 2.73
Honours: League Championship 1922/23
LFC league games/goals: 77 / 28
Total LFC games/goals: 82 / 30

Player profile

Johnson was a cunning and skilful forward who averaged a goal every other game from the 26 first division appearances he made during the 1920/21 season, including a hat-trick as Preston North End were thrashed 6-0 at Anfield on 25 September 1920. But injury meant that he had to watch the whole season from the sidelines as his colleagues won the club's third championship in the First Division in 1922. However, he was a key figure a year later when the title was retained scoring a hat-trick in the opening 5-2 win over Arsenal, only missing five League games and scoring 14. Johnson was a popular player with his party trick always met with great applause as the Liverpool Echo reported in 1923: "Johnson met with one of those overhead cycle kicks, very entertaining and becoming much loved by the Anfield fans." The Athletic News described him in August 1922: "Although only slightly built, he is clever on the ball, and a trustful and enthusiastic player." Johnson only played two games in the 1923/24 season as he seriously injured his knee in the opening game of the season. He also struggled with injury the following season before departing for second division Stoke in February 1925.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 77 5 0 0 0 82
1919-1920 1 0 0 0 0 1
1920-1921 26 1 0 0 0 27
1921-1922 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922-1923 37 4 0 0 0 41
1923-1924 2 0 0 0 0 2
1924-1925 11 0 0 0 0 11

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Blackburn Rovers
6 Everton
5 Newcastle United
5 Arsenal
5 Tottenham
4 Aston Villa
4 Sheffield United
4 Middlesbrough
4 Nottingham Forest
4 Preston North End
4 Oldham Athletic
4 Manchester City
3 Huddersfield Town
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 WBA
3 Burnley
2 Birmingham City
2 Bradford Park Avenue
2 Cardiff City
2 Stoke City
2 Sunderland
2 Chelsea
1 Wolves
1 Manchester United
1 Bury
Total Competition
77 League
5 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 28 2 0 0 0 30
1919-1920 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920-1921 13 0 0 0 0 13
1921-1922 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922-1923 14 2 0 0 0 16
1923-1924 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-1925 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
28 League
2 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
30 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.04.1920 Oldham Athletic Anfield League
50 17.01.1923 Arsenal Highbury FA Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 11.09.1920 Oldham Athletic Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Victoria Adelaide N/A N/A N/A N/A
Felling Colliery N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stoke City 1924-1925 England Second Division 13 4 13 4
Stoke City 1925-1926 England Second Division 31 9 33 11
Stoke City 1926-1927 England Third Division North 15 5 18 5
Stoke City 1927-1928 England Second Division 14 0 15 0
Stoke City 1928-1929 England Second Division 5 2 5 2
New Brighton 1929-1930 England Third Division North 36 17 38 18
New Brighton 1930-1931 England Third Division North 38 6 39 6
Connah's Quay 1931-1933 Wales 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 152 43 161 46
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