Clifford Raymond Johnson was a New Zealandrugby league footballer who has been named one of the finest the country produced during the 20th century. An international representative, he played mainly as a prop forward.
Johnson played for the Richmond Bulldogs in the Auckland Rugby League competition. From here he represented Auckland and New Zealand. Between 1950 and 1960 he played a total of 34 tests for his country, a new record at the time of his retirement. He also played in three World Cup tournaments. Including minor tour matches, Johnson played a total of 70 matches for New Zealand.