Tom Johnston (footballer)

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Tom Johnston
Personal information
Full name Thomas Deans Johnston
Date of birth 30 December 1918
Place of birth Coldstream, Scotland
Date of death 1994 (aged 75–76)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1938 St Bernards
1939-1940 Peterborough United 30 (23)
1944-1948 Nottingham Forest 64 (26)
1948-1956 Notts County 267 (88)
Teams managed
1958-1962 Rotherham United
1962-1964 Grimsby Town
1964-1968 Huddersfield Town
1968-1975 York City
1975-1977 Huddersfield Town
1977-1978 Huddersfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Deans "Tom" Johnston (born 30 December 1918 in Coldstream, Scotland - December 1994)[1] was a professional footballer and football manager.

Johnston grew up in Kelso and began his senior career with Edinburgh side St Bernards before moving south to join Peterborough United in late 1938. He guested for Bourne Town and Northampton Town during the Second World War and signed for Nottingham Forest upon its conclusion. He crossed the Trent to join Notts County in 1947 and played alongside Tommy Lawton.

Originally an inside forward, Johnston latterly developed into a goal-scoring outside left. Following his playing retirement he earned F.A. coaching qualifications and, in 1956, a coaching position with Birmingham City. His first managerial role was with non-league Heanor Town before a twenty-year career in charge of Rotherham, Grimsby, Huddersfield and York.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Rotherham United England 1 November 1958 1 July 1962 179 63 67 49 35.19
Grimsby Town England 1 July 1962 31 October 1964 106 30 44 32 28.30
Huddersfield Town England 1 October 1964 31 May 1968 164 71 53 40 43.29
York City England 1 October 1968 6 January 1975 295 106 105 84 35.93
Huddersfield Town England 23 December 1975 31 July 1977 73 31 20 22 42.46
Huddersfield Town England 29 September 1977 1 October 1978 48 18 18 12 37.50

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