Bob Johnson (Australian footballer, born 1902)

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Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson 1932.jpg
Personal information
Full name Robert C. Johnson
Date of birth (1902-06-27)27 June 1902
Date of death 26 January 1981(1981-01-26) (aged 78)
Original team(s) Northcote (VFA)
Height / weight 191 cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Centre half forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1933 Melbourne 113 (302)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Robert C. "Bob" Johnson (27 June 1902 – 26 January 1981) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His son Bob followed in his footsteps and played for the club in the 1950s.

A key position player, Johnson was mostly used at centre half forward. Johnson began his senior football career with Northcote in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) where he won the competition's best and fairest award the Woodham Cup in 1924.

He was then recruited by Melbourne in 1926 and had an immediate impact on the league. Johnson finished equal second in the 1926 Brownlow Medal and kicked six goals in Melbourne's winning grand final. He also earned Victorian selection at the season's end.

He twice topped Melbourne's goal-kicking during his career, in 1928 with 55 goals and in 1933 with 62.

The Victorian Football League’s Interstate team that drew with South Australia, in Adelaide, 13.10 (88) to 11.22 (88) on Saturday, 16 June 1928.
Back Row: Jack Moriarty, Albert Collier, Hugh Dunbar, Gordon Coventry, Bob Johnson, Jack Baggott.
Second Row: Jack Vosti, Charlie Stanbridge, Arthur Stevens, Alex Duncan, Dick Taylor, Ted Baker.
Front Row: Basil McCormack, Arthur Rayson, Alan Geddes (vice-captain), Syd Coventry (captain), Barney Carr, Arthur Coghlan, Herbert White.

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