Paul Johnson (footballer, born 1959)

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Paul Johnson
Personal information
Full name Paul Johnson[1]
Date of birth (1959-05-25) 25 May 1959 (age 58)[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–1977 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Stoke City 34 (0)
1981–1987 Shrewsbury Town 180 (3)
1987–1989 York City 83 (1)
1989–1993 Macclesfield Town 108 (2)
1993–? Leek Town
Total 405 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Johnson (born 25 May 1959) is an English former footballer who played for Stoke City, Shrewsbury Town and York City in the Football League.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Johnson progressed through the Stoke City youth system, before turning professional in May 1977.[1] He was unable to affirm himself as a regular in the first team and,[2] after making 34 league appearances, he joined Shrewsbury Town in May 1981.[1] After making 180 appearances and scoring three goals in the league for Shrewsbury,[1] he joined York City in July 1987 and was appointed as captain.[2] He spent two seasons at the club, making 96 appearances and scoring one goal, before joining Football Conference team Macclesfield Town in 1989.[2] He made 108 appearances and scored two goals in the league,[4] before joining Leek Town while working as Stoke's Community Development Officer.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Paul Johnson profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1978–79 Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1979–80 First Division 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1980–81 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Shrewsbury Town 1981–82 Second Division 41 1 4 0 2 0 5 0 52 1
1982–83 Second Division 33 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 40 1
1983–84 Second Division 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1984–85 Second Division 36 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 39 1
1985–86 Second Division 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1986–87 Second Division 39 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 48 0
Total 180 3 9 0 15 0 7 0 211 3
York City 1987–88 Third Division 39 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 47 0
1988–89 Fourth Division 44 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 49 1
Total 83 1 4 0 5 0 4 0 96 1
Career Total 297 4 13 0 20 0 11 0 341 4
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Group Cup, Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 326. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 54. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  4. ^ Harman, John (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The First 25 Years. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 431–435. ISBN 1-869833-52-X.