Harry Johnson (footballer, born 1899)

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Harry Johnson
Personal information
Date of birth (1899-01-04)4 January 1899
Place of birth Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England
Date of death May 1981 (aged 82)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1931 Sheffield United 313 (201)
1932–1935 Mansfield Town 163 (104)
Total 476 (305)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harry Johnson (4 January 1899 – May 1981) was an English footballer who played as a striker for Sheffield United between 1916 and 1931, and Mansfield Town between 1932 and 1935.

He is Sheffield United's all time top goalscorer with 201 goals.

He played his first match in United colours for a Reserve side at Heckmondwike, and upset the home fans who "displayed a certain amount of animosity," and one irate man even waved an unloaded gun at him.[1]


  1. ^ Clarebrough, Denis (1989). Sheffield United F.C., The First 100 years. Sheffield United Football Club.