Michael Johnson (Australian rules footballer)

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Michael Johnson
Personal information
Full name Michael Johnson
Date of birth (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 30)
Original team Perth (WAFL)
Draft #8, 2004 Pre-Season Draft
Height/Weight 195cm / 88kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 37
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005– Fremantle 190 (62)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2005 Indigenous All-Stars 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Michael Johnson (born 20 October 1984) is an Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Fremantle Dockers.

Early Life[edit]

Recruited from Perth Football Club in the WAFL with selection 8 in the 2004 Preseason Draft, he is a graduate of the Clontarf Football Academy.[1]

AFL career[edit]

He made his debut against Richmond in Round 4 of 2005 when Matthew Carr was a late withdrawal from the team due to illness.

Due to promising performances at both WAFL and AFL levels and his versatility, he announced a three-year extension to his contract in 2006[2] and then a two-year contract extensions to remain at Fremantle until the end of the 2011 season.[3]

In 2006, Michael finished equal runner-up (with Peter Bell) in Fremantle's Doig Medal Best & Fairest count, further underlining his credentials as a prospect for the future.[4]

His 2007 season started badly when he was suspended for four matches after colliding with Lachlan Hansen in a NAB Cup match and being one of the first players to be charged under the AFL's crackdown on front-on contact to the head.[5]

In 2009 he was appointed captain of the club for a pre-season derby[6] and despite missing the second half of the 2009 season due to an ankle injury,[7] he was officially included in the leadership group for the 2010 season. He also won the club's best clubman award for 2009.[8]

In May 2010 Johnson was investigated by the police in relation to a drug-related matter.[9][10] He was charged on summons with possessing cocaine, suspended for five matches and fined $5,000 for bringing the AFL into disrepute. He pleaded guilty and was fined $500 in court.[10][11][12]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of 2014 season [13]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2005 Fremantle 37 11 1 0 46 36 82 23 11 0.1 0.0 4.2 3.3 7.5 2.1 1.0
2006 Fremantle 37 25 5 4 270 155 425 154 41 0.2 0.2 10.8 6.2 17.0 6.2 1.6
2007 Fremantle 37 18 2 1 183 130 313 100 36 0.1 0.1 10.2 7.2 17.4 5.6 2.0
2008 Fremantle 37 20 5 4 204 172 376 125 30 0.3 0.2 10.2 8.6 18.8 6.3 1.5
2009 Fremantle 37 10 8 7 122 47 169 51 18 0.8 0.7 12.2 4.7 16.9 5.1 1.8
2010 Fremantle 37 19 17 8 199 120 319 117 33 0.9 0.4 10.5 6.3 16.8 6.2 1.7
2011 Fremantle 37 22 13 10 201 118 319 99 52 0.6 0.5 9.1 5.4 14.5 4.5 2.4
2012 Fremantle 37 24 3 1 316 150 466 166 52 0.1 0.0 13.2 6.3 19.4 6.9 2.2
2013 Fremantle 37 23 5 2 321 126 447 159 44 0.2 0.1 14.0 5.5 19.4 6.9 1.9
2014 Fremantle 37 18 3 2 242 113 355 110 24 0.2 0.1 13.4 6.3 19.7 6.1 1.3
Career 190 62 39 2104 1167 3271 1104 341 0.3 0.2 11.1 6.1 17.2 5.8 1.8

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