Nicky Johns

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Nicky Johns
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-06-08) 8 June 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
-1976 Minehead
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976-1978 Millwall 50 (0)
1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies 8 (0)
1978 Sheffield United (loan) 1 (0)
1978-1979 Charlton Athletic (loan)
1979-1988 Charlton Athletic 288 (0)
1988-1989 Queens Park Rangers 10 (0)
1989-1991 Maidstone United 41 (0)
Teams managed
2002-2003 Erith Town (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicky Johns is a retired English football goalkeeper who played both in the Football League and the North American Soccer League.

Johns began his career with Minehead. In 1976, he signed with Millwall. In 1978, he played eight games with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League.[1] However, the Rowdies had two good goalkeepers in Winston DuBose and Paul Hammond. Consequently, Johns saw time in only eight games before being sent on loan to Sheffield United where he played one game. The Rowdies then sent him on loan to Charlton Athletic. In February 1979, the Rowdies traded Johns to Charlton in exchange for Mike Flanagan who had recently been ejected from a Charlton game for fighting with his team mate Derek Hales.[2][3] Johns experienced his greatest success at Charlton. Over ten seasons, he played 288 games and was named the 1981, 1983 and 1984 Charlton Player of the Year.[4] He later played for Queens Park Rangers before finishing his career with Maidstone United.

In 2003, he became an assistant manager with Erith Town in the Kent League.


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