Len Johnson (footballer)

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Len Johnson
Personal information
Full name Leslie Albert Johnson
Date of birth (1908-07-06)6 July 1908
Date of death 24 January 1942(1942-01-24) (aged 33)
Place of death near Singapore, Malaya
Original team(s) Ascot Vale CYMS
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1933 Essendon 64 (85)
1933 North Melbourne 05 0(3)
Total 69 (88)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leslie Albert "Len" Johnson (6 July 1908 – 24 January 1942) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was equal leading goalkicker for Essendon in the 1929 VFL season, and in one game kicked nine goals. He then played and coached in Tasmania, including at the Longford, Nhill and Griffith clubs.

He was killed in action in Malaya during World War II.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 328. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. ^ "L. A. Johnson killed.". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 29 January 1942. p. 8. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 

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