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)
National team
1900–1903 England 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harry Johnson (4 January 1899 – May 1981) was an English internationalist footballer who played as a striker for Sheffield United and Mansfield Town. He gailed six full England caps.

Sheffield United[edit]

Johnson played for Sheffield United between 1916 and 1931. 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]

Mansfield Town[edit]

He played for Mansfield Town between 1932 and 1935.


Johnson gained six full international caps without scoring.[2]


  1. ^ Clarebrough, Denis (1989). Sheffield United F.C., The First 100 years. Sheffield United Football Club. 
  2. ^ England Players, Harry Johnson