Bob C. Johnson

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Bob Johnson
Personal information
Date of birth 27 June 1902
Original team Northcote (VFA)
Height/Weight 191 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1933 Melbourne 113 (302)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1933 season.

Robert C. Johnson (born 27 June 1902, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His son Bob B. Johnson followed in his footsteps and played for the club in the 1950s.

A key position player, Johnson was mostly used at centre half forward. Johnson began his senior foot ball career with Northcote in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) where he won the competition's best and fairest award the Woodham Cup in 1924.

He was then recruited by Melbourne in 1926 and had an immediate impact on the league. Johnson finished equal second in the 1926 Brownlow Medal and kicked six goals in Melbourne's winning grand final. He also earned Victorian selection at the season's end.

He twice topped Melbourne's goal-kicking during his career, in 1928 with 55 goals and in 1933 with 62.

The Victorian Football League’s Interstate team that drew with South Australia, in Adelaide, 13.10 (88) to 11.22 (88) on Saturday, 16 June 1928.
Back Row: Jack Moriarty, Albert Collier, Hugh Dunbar, Gordon Coventry, Bob Johnson, Jack Baggott.
Second Row: Jack Vosti, Charlie Stanbridge, Arthur Stevens, Alex Duncan, Dick Taylor, Ted Baker.
Front Row: Basil McCormack, Arthur Rayson, Alan Geddes (vice-captain), Syd Coventry (captain), Barney Carr, Arthur Coghlan, Herbert White.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Harry Davie
George Margitich
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
Succeeded by
Dick Taylor
Jack Mueller