Player profile

Dick Johnson

Birthdate: June 1895
Birthplace: Gateshead, England
Other clubs: 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
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." 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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals77500082
1919-1920 100001
1920-1921 26100027
1921-1922 000000
1922-1923 37400041
1923-1924 200002
1924-1925 11000011

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals28200030
1919-1920 000000
1920-1921 13000013
1921-1922 000000
1922-1923 14200016
1923-1924 000000
1924-1925 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
28League
2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
30Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
105.04.1920Oldham AthleticAnfieldLeague
5017.01.1923ArsenalHighburyFA Cup

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1011.09.1920Oldham AthleticAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1919-1920 * Striker
1920-1921 * Striker
1921-1922 * Striker
1922-1923 * Striker
1923-1924 * Striker
1924-1925 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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