Rob Johnson (footballer, born 1962)

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Rob Johnson
Personal information
Full name Robert Simon Johnson
Date of birth (1962-02-22) 22 February 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Bedford, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1989 Luton Town 97 (0)
1983 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
1989–1991 Leicester City 25 (0)
1991–1992 Barnet 2 (0)
Hitchin Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Simon "Rob" Johnson (born 22 February 1962 in Bedford, England) is a former English footballer, most noted as a player for Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Johnson signed for local club Luton Town as a 17-year-old in August 1979, but due to two serious knee injuries he didn't make his debut until late on in the 1982–83 season. The start of 1983–84 saw him loaned out to Lincoln City, where he made four appearances before returning to Kenilworth Road. Neither this year nor the next saw him play at all however, and he didn't become a first team player until 1985–86, when he made 15 appearances. He was now a first team regular, and he even appeared in the 1988 League Cup Final, helping Luton to a 3-2 victory over Arsenal. A year later, he moved to Leicester City, where he made 25 appearances in two years before a move to Barnet. He only played twice for Barnet before a move into non-League with Hitchin Town.[1][2]

Post-playing career[edit]

Johnson is currently a physiotherapist, and has his own practice in Matlock.[2]


  1. ^ "Rob Johnson". Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3.