Alan Johnson (Australian footballer)

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Alan Johnson
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-11-20) 20 November 1956 (age 61)
Original team(s) Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 1, 1981 interstate draft
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1990 Melbourne 135 (95)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Alan Johnson (born 20 November 1956) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

A wingman recruited from Perth, Western Australia, Johnson twice won the Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal for Melbourne's best and fairest player, in 1983 and 1989. In 1989 he was also named in the VFL Team of the Year. Renowned for his courage and his long distance kicking, Johnson moved to a back pocket in his latter years. He played in Melbourne's 1988 VFL Grand Final. Melbourne recruited Johnson's son Chris A. Johnson under the AFL's father and son rule. Chris later moved to Carlton Football Club citing a lack of opportunities.

He is an old boy of Aquinas College Perth.

Playing Statistics[edit]

[1]
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)
1982 Melbourne 9 17 20 29 269 95 364 54 N/A 1.2 1.7 15.8 5.6 21.4 3.2 N/A
1983 Melbourne 9 18 11 19 319 93 412 81 N/A 0.6 1.1 17.7 5.2 22.9 4.5 N/A
1984 Melbourne 9 16 16 26 221 87 308 49 N/A 1.0 1.6 13.8 5.4 19.3 3.1 N/A
1985 Melbourne 9 13 10 15 191 51 242 44 N/A 0.8 1.2 14.7 3.9 18.6 3.4 N/A
1986 Melbourne 9 10 9 17 132 38 170 29 N/A 0.9 1.7 13.2 3.8 17.0 2.9 N/A
1987 Melbourne 9 9 6 13 114 29 143 26 20 0.7 1.4 12.7 3.2 15.9 2.9 2.2
1988 Melbourne 9 25 13 11 398 81 479 120 26 0.5 0.4 15.9 3.2 19.2 4.8 1.0
1989 Melbourne 9 20 4 11 314 47 361 77 23 0.2 0.6 15.7 2.4 18.1 3.9 1.2
1990 Melbourne 9 7 6 5 97 19 116 28 7 0.9 0.7 13.9 2.7 16.6 4.0 1.0
Career 135 95 146 2055 540 2595 508 76 0.7 1.1 15.2 4.0 19.2 3.8 1.2

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