Lewis Johnston

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Lewis Johnston
Personal information
Full name Lewis Johnston
Date of birth (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 26)
Original team(s) North Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft 12th overall, 2008
Sydney Swans
Height / weight 192 cm / 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011 Sydney 2 (1)
2012–2014 Adelaide 8 (15)
Total 10 (16)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lewis Johnston (born 3 March 1991) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans and Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.

AFL career[edit]

Sydney Swans[edit]

Johnston was drafted to Sydney with the 12th selection in the 2008 AFL Draft.[1]

From North Adelaide, Johnston is seen as a future key-position forward as he is tall, strong in the air and a clever ground player. He was named at Centre-half Forward in the All-Australian team following the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships[2] and is an AIS/AFL Academy graduate. Originally from Port Pirie, South Australia, a foot injury during the 2009 season saw Johnston failing to make his debut.[3]

In 2010, Johnston suffered from fewer injuries than in 2009 and showed some impressive form in the Swans' reserves side. This form saw him named as an emergency for the first time, for the Swans' match against North Melbourne at the SCG. He didn't manage to debut this year and again broke down with a hip injury towards the end of the year.

In round 10 of 2011 against North Melbourne, Johnston finally made his senior debut for the Swans playing in the forward line. He showed enough to suggest he has a bright future at AFL level. Nothing he did was more impressive than the goal he kicked from a 55-metre set shot wide on the right half forward flank.

Adelaide Crows[edit]

In October 2011 Johnston was traded back to his home state to the Adelaide Crows in exchange for Tony Armstrong.[4] He made his debut for Adelaide in round 20 of the 2012 AFL season against Fremantle.[5]

In 2013 Johnston was not selected to play for Adelaide until Round 19 against Port Adelaide. In the last Showdown to be played at AAMI Stadium, Johnston kicked 4 goals.[6] Johnston then went on and kicked 6 goals against Melbourne the following week. Possibly one of the most talented players but unfortunately due to a number of injuries his career was cut short at 23 years old.


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