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Craig Johnston

A tireless runner who gave always 100% for the team. Born in South Africa but brought up in Australia, Johnston was confident enough in his own ability to write to several English clubs as a 15-year-old asking for a trial. Middlesbrough were the only ones that replied so he borrowed the £632 return air fare from his father and was signed after a four-month trial. It could have been so different as he told Shoot! in 1978. When Johnston was only six he got a kick on the leg and suffered from a bone disease. A doctor recommended an…

Birthdate: 25 June 1960
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Other clubs: Lake Macquarie (1976-77), Sydney City (1977), Newcastle KB United (loan 1978), Middlesbrough (1977-81), Newcastle KB United (loan 2 / 1982)
Nationality: Australia
Bought from: Middlesbrough
Signed for LFC: £650,000, 03.04.1981
Liverpool debut: 29.08.1981
Last appearance: 14.05.1988
Debut goal: 08.12.1981
Last goal: 07.05.1988
Contract expiry: May 1988
Honours: League Championship 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88; FA Cup 1986; League Cup 1983, 1984; European Cup 1984
League games / goals / assists: 190 / 30 / 29
Total games / goals / assists: 271 / 40 / 39
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 190 20 35 17 9 271
1981-1982 18 1 2 1 1 23
1982-1983 33 3 6 4 0 46
1983-1984 29 2 12 8 1 52
1984-1985 11 0 1 4 1 17
1985-1986 41 8 7 0 5 61
1986-1987 28 3 5 0 1 37
1987-1988 30 3 2 0 0 35
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 30 4 3 2 1 40
1981-1982 6 0 1 0 0 7
1982-1983 7 1 1 1 0 10
1983-1984 2 1 0 1 0 4
1984-1985 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-1986 7 1 1 0 1 10
1986-1987 3 0 0 0 0 3
1987-1988 5 1 0 0 0 6

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The last ...

Game was against
Wolves on Saturday, 04 Dec 2021
Goal was scored by
Divock Origi against Wolves on Saturday, 04 Dec 2021
Own goal was scored by
Alisson Becker against West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against AC Milan on Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
Home win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 27 Nov 2021
Home draw was against
Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Oct 2021
Home defeat was against
Fulham on Sunday, 07 Mar 2021
Away win was against
Wolves on Saturday, 04 Dec 2021
Away draw was against
Brentford on Saturday, 25 Sep 2021
Away defeat was against
West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10136 goals in 5817 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 204 of those goals are own goals and 530 came from the penalty spot.
  • 460 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 426 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 783 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15140 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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