Tommy Johnston

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Tommy Johnston
Personal information
Full name Thomas Bourhill Johnston
Date of birth (1927-08-18)18 August 1927
Place of birth Loanhead, Scotland
Date of death 4 September 2008(2008-09-04) (aged 81)
Place of death Shoalhaven, Australia
Height 5 feet 11 34 inches (182 cm)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1951 Kilmarnock 25 (19)
1951–1952 Darlington 27 (9)
1952 Oldham Athletic 5 (3)
1952–1954 Norwich City 60 (28)
1954–1956 Newport County 63 (46)
1956–1958 Leyton Orient 87 (70)
1958–1959 Blackburn Rovers 36 (22)
1959–1961 Leyton Orient 93 (51)
1961 Gillingham 35 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Bourhill "Tommy" Johnston (18 August 1927 – 4 September 2008) was a Scottish-born footballer.

Johnston was the top scorer of Division 2 for the 1957–58 season with 43 goals for Leyton Orient and Blackburn Rovers.[1]

He had a withered arm, a legacy of an injury received while he was a miner and always played with this arm bandaged. Johnston died in the early hours of 4 September 2008 in Australia.[2]

Upon hearing the news of Johnston's death in September 2008 O's chairman Barry Hearn immediately decided that Orient's south stand should be renamed The Tommy Johnston Stand.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers 1889-2007". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Tommy Johnston Dies". LOFC. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Happy Wanderer Returns Home". LOFC. Retrieved 2009-010-19.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)