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 Tommy's death in September 2008 O's chairman Barry Hearn immediately decided that Orient's south stand should be renamed The Tommy Johnston Stand to honour Tommy's memory.[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.