Forbes Johnston

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Forbes Johnston
Personal information
Full name Forbes Johnston
Date of birth (1971-08-03)3 August 1971
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 12 July 2007(2007-07-12) (aged 35)
Place of death Adelaide, Australia
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1990 Musselburgh Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Falkirk 58 (2)
1996–2000 Airdrieonians 99 (3)
National team
1993 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Forbes Johnston (3 August 1971 – 12 July 2007) was a Scottish professional footballer[1] playing primarily in defence, but also spending some time in the midfield.

He started his career playing for junior side Musselburgh Athletic, and joined the professional ranks at Falkirk where he played from 1990 to 1996.[2] He later joined Airdrieonians, where he played from 1996 to 2000. Forbes also represented his country in the Scotland Under 21 team.

While playing football, Johnston obtained his law degree from Edinburgh University, and after a career-ending knee injury when he was 28, he joined accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in Edinburgh, before moving to Sydney and then Adelaide, Australia.

Johnston was found dead in his car on 12 July 2007, aged 35. According to the Adelaide police, he had committed suicide.[3]

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