Grant Johnson (footballer)

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Grant Johnson
Personal information
Full name Ian Grant Johnson[1]
Date of birth (1972-03-24) 24 March 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundee United (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Dundee United 86 (7)
1997–2000 Huddersfield Town 65 (5)
2000 Clydebank 4 (0)
2000–2001 Alloa Athletic 24 (1)
2001–2003 Montrose 52 (4)
2003–2007 Brechin City 83 (4)
National team
1992–1993 Scotland U21[2] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Grant Johnson (born 24 March 1972 in Dundee) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently on the coaching staff of Scottish Championship club Dundee United. Johnson began his playing career with Dundee United before moving to Huddersfield Town in England. Returning to Scotland, he played for Clydebank, Alloa Athletic and Montrose before ending his career at Brechin City. Johnson is a Scotland under-21 internationalist, having made six appearances between 1992 and 1993.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Johnson played for Dundee United until his mid-twenties, making over eighty appearances for The Terrors. He played eight games for United in 1996–97, which would be his final full season at Tannadice. In November 1997, he signed for Huddersfield Town, where he would spend the next three seasons. In August 2000, he had a month with Clydebank, then moved to Alloa Athletic for the remainder of the 2000–01 season. Two seasons at Montrose followed, before his move to Brechin City in 2003. He retired after leaving the club in August 2007.

International[edit]

Johnson represented the Scotland national under-21 football team.[2][3]

Coaching career[edit]

Johnson returned to Brechin City in a coaching role in 2008,[4] going on to work under managers including his former Dundee United teammates Michael O'Neill[5] and Ray McKinnon. When McKinnon subsequently moved on to manage Raith Rovers in June 2015, Johnson went with him.[6] In May 2016, they returned to Dundee United.[7] Johnson's coaching work is part time, as he is employed as a solicitor.

Outside football[edit]

During his playing career Johnson completed a law degree at the University of Dundee. He joined Thorntons, a Dundee solicitors, in 2003 and was made a partner in the firm in 2013.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brechin City

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1991–92 Dundee United Scottish Premier Division 10 1 - - - 10 1
1992–93 17 1 1 0 3 2 - 21 3
1993–94 9 0 - 1 0 1 0 11 0
1994–95 13 1 - - - 13 1
1995–96 Scottish First Division 30 4 3 0 - - 33 4
1996–97 Scottish Premier Division 8 0 - 1 0 - 9 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997–98 Huddersfield Town Football League First Division 28 1 2 0 - - 30 1
1998–99 36 4 5 0 4 1 - 45 5
1999–2000 - - - - 0 0
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Clydebank Scottish Second Division 4 0 - 1 0 - 5 0
Alloa Athletic Scottish First Division 24 1 - - - 24 1
2001–02 Montrose Scottish Third Division 31 2 2 0 1 0 - 34 2
2002–03 30 4 2 1 1 0 - 33 5
2003–04 Brechin City Scottish First Division 25 0 1 0 1 0 - 27 0
2004–05 Scottish Second Division 24 0 3 0 2 0 - 29 0
2005–06 Scottish First Division 23 3 1 0 - - 24 3
2006–07 Scottish Second Division 12 1 - 2 0 - 12 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grant Johnson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=206
  3. ^ Paul, Ian (17 February 1993). "Scotland Under-21s 3, Malta Under-21s 0". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brechin post for Johnson". The Courier. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Michael O'Neill: Managing success from Brechin to Euro 2016". BBC Sport. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Thomson, Doug (15 June 2015). "Raith Rovers role for former Huddersfield Town midfielder Grant Johnson". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ray McKinnon on Dundee United: 'Head, not heart ruled my decision'". BBC Sport. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "New partners for Thorntons". The Courier. Dundee: DC Thomson. 12 February 2013. 

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