Arthur Johnson (football manager)

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Arthur Johnson (born 12 April 1879) was an English football player and coach. He was a center forward for Real Madrid and their first coach between 1910 until 1920. He also played as a Goalkeeper at the beginning of his career, the most important match was in the 1903 Copa del Rey Final. [1]

Real Madrid[edit]

He played in the first El Clásico on 13 May 1902, a 3–1 loss to FC Barcelona, in which he scored Real Madrid's first competitive goal, in 1902 Copa de la Coronación, in the first official game of Real Madrid. [2] Years later, he became the first coach of Real Madrid, a position that he occupied for ten seasons. Only Miguel Muñoz has been head coach for more games. [3] It was Johnson, who influenced Madrid to play in the classic all-white strip, mirroring the strip worn by Corinthian Casuals. [4]

As a player, Johnson won four Copas del Rey and as a manager conquered four regional championships and one Copa del Rey in 1917 before moving to Athletic Bilbao.