Arthur Johnson (footballer, born 1903)

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This article is about the outside-left active in the 1920s and 1930s. For the half-back active prior to the First World War, see Arthur Johnson (footballer born 1886). For the goalkeeper active in the 1950s-1960s, see Arthur Johnson (footballer born 1933).
Arthur Johnson
Personal information
Full name Arthur Johnson
Date of birth December 1903
Place of birth Atherstone, England
Date of death 1987 (aged 83–84)
Place of death Birmingham
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Atherstone Town ? (?)
1924–1925 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
1925–1927 Barnsley 21 (4)
1927–1928 Birmingham 9 (0)
1928–1931 Bristol City 60 (7)
1931–193x Coventry City 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arthur Johnson (1903 – 1987) was an English professional footballer who made 95 appearances in the Football League playing for Barnsley, Birmingham, Bristol City and Coventry City.[1]

Johnson was born in Atherstone, Warwickshire. He began his football career with home-town club Atherstone Town, and joined Football League champions Huddersfield Town in November 1924, but moved on to Barnsley a year later without appearing for the first team. After 20 games in 18 months for Barnsley, Johnson, an outside left, returned to the Midlands with Birmingham.[1][2] He played a run of games in the early part of the 1927–28 season, but his performances on the field failed to live up to those on the training ground. He lost his place to Billy Ellis, and moved on to Bristol City at the end of the season.[2][3] Johnson played 62 games in all competitions for Bristol City[4] before returning nearer home once more to finish off his career at Coventry City.[2]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 139. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p.170.
  4. ^ "Player information: Arthur Johnson". City Stats. Retrieved 17 April 2009.