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David Johnson

Ipswich Town FC, Liverpool FC

8 appearances, 5 goals (2 on debut)

P 8 W 5 D 3 L 0 F 18: A 7
*(actual F 17: A 7)
81% successful

1975-80

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
623

Timeline

  David Edward Johnson (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Birth 23 October 1951 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool South, December 1951].
Death 23 November 2022 in Halewood, aged 71 years 31 days, after suffering with throat cancer
Funeral Tuesday, 13 December 2022 at St. Peter's Church in Woolton

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career


Club(s)
Began his career playing in Liverpool Schools before being signed on as an Everton FC apprentice in May 1967, turning professional in April 1969. After Crystal Palace FC tempted Johnson with a £100,000 transfer fee offer, he joined Ipswich Town FC in a player exchange deal (Rod Belfitt +£40,000) on 30 October 1972. Johnson turned down a move to Tottenham Hotspur FC in order to return to Merseyside when Liverpool FC bought the player in a £200,000 deal on 12 August 1976. Returned to Everton FC on 9 August 1982 for £100,000. Joined Norman Hunter's Barnsley FC on a months loan deal on 2 February 1984, before joining Manchester City FC on loan until the end of the season on Transfer Deadline Day, 22 March. Left for Tulsa Roughnecks in the NASL in the summer, before returning to assist Preston North End FC on 10 October 1984 on a free transfer. He joined Barrow FC in August 1985, becoming their player-manager on 24 October. He joined Maltese side Naxxar Lions FC in August 1986. He continued to train at Melwood, where he has been training and keeping himself fit since his return from America. He flew to Malta once a fortnight to play.

League honours
369+40 appearances, 110 goals
Everton FC 1971-72 47+two appearances eleven goals
debut: 9 January 1971 Burnley FC 2 Everton FC 2.
Ipswich Town FC 1972-76 134+three appearances 35 goals
debut: 4 November 1972 Ipswich Town FC 2 Leeds United AFC 2.
Liverpool FC 1976-82 128+21 appearances 55 goals
debut: 21 August 1976 Liverpool FC 1 Norwich City FC 0.
Everton FC 1982-84 32+eight appearances four goals
debut: 28 August 1982 Watford FC 2 Everton FC 0.
Barnsley FC 1984 loan four appearances one goal
debut (division two): 4 February 1984 Barnsley FC 2 Cardiff City FC 3.
Manchester City FC 1984 loan four+two appearances one goal
debut (division two): 24 March 1984 Manchester City FC 2 Cardiff City FC 1.
Preston North End FC 1984-85 twenty+four appearances three goals
debut (division three): 13 October 1984 Preston North End FC 0 Reading FC 2.
last (division three): (substituted) 11 May 1985 York City FC 0 Preston North End FC 1.

Club honours
Football League Champions 1969-70 (0ᵍ), 1976-77 (26, 5ᵍ), 1978-79 (30, 16), 1979-80 (37, 21), 1981-82 (15, 2), runners-up 1977-78 (12, 3), fourth place 1972-73 (27, 7), 1973-74 (40, 13), third place 1974-75 (35, 9);
Division Two
fourth place 1983-84 (6, 1);
FA Cup
fourth place 1970-71 (2ᵃ, 1), runners-up 1976-77 (4), winners 1983-84 (0);
FA Charity Shield winners
1970, 1976, 1979, 1980, shared 1977;
Texaco Cup winners 1972-73;
European Champions Cup winners 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81;
European Super Cup winners 1977, runners-up 1978;

Football League Cup
runners-up 1977-78, 1983-84, winners 1980-81, 1981-82;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1979-80;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 0lbs [1976].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career
Player number 908th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 492, 21 May 1975, England 2 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 210 days.
Last match No. 544, 12 June 1980, Belgium 1 England 1, a European Championship Finals opening group match at Stadio Comunale di Torino, Santa Rita, Torino, Italy, substituted (70), aged 28 years 233 days.
Major tournaments UEFA European Championship Finals 1980;
British Championship 1974-75, 1979-80;
Team honours None
Distinctions None
Youth Career
Individual honours England U23 (nine appearances, three goals, 1973-76)

Beyond England

nothing additional. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.144.
As his football career was coming to an end, Johnson was self-employed, working for teh Royal Life Insurance Company. In his latter years, Johnson worked back at Liverpool FC as a hosting. He also had a regular BBC Radio Merseyside slot as a summariser and also The Doc's Diagnosis" on the Red Alert Friday evening programme.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps starts substitute unused Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals captain
tbc 8 6 8 ▲0
▼4
tbc 623 5 124 min 3 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
8 5 3 0 18 7 +11 0 2 2.25 0.875 81.3 +5
all of Johnson's matches were played in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 5 3 2 0 13 6 +8 0 1 2.60 1.20 80.0 +3
Away 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
Neutral 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECF 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
British Championship 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
Friendly 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 2.50 1.00 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
EC All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1974-75 2 1 1 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC 1979-80 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
6 3 3 0 13 5 +8 0 2 2.167 0.833 75.0 +3

Match History

 
Age 21 under 23  
four appearances - Czechoslovakia March 1973, Netherlands May 1973, Czechoslovakia June 1973 & Poland October 1973
 
Age 23    
three appearances - Czechoslovakia October 1974, Portugal November 1974, Wales January 1975
 

 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - three full appearances (237 min) 3ᵍ manager: Don Revie - three full appearances (237 min) 3ᵍx

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast
BC
AD squad member
1 492 21 May 1975 - England 2 Wales 2
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
HD 8
85
9

the 908th player to appear for England
the fifth player from Ipswich Town FC to represent England

2 493 24 May 1975 - England 5 Scotland 1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
  HW 80 9
3 494 3 September 1975 - Switzerland 1 England 2
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel
Fr AW (1-2) 57 14
CF
 

Age 24 under 23  
two appearances - Portugal November 1975, Hungary March 1976.

 Club: Liverpool F.C. - five full appearances (386 min) 2ᵍ manager: Ron Greenwood - five full appearances (386 min) 2ᵍx

Age 28
4 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
ECP HW (1-0) 60
head injury
9
 

the 34th player from Liverpool FC to represent England

5 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW 41 50(3-1) 76 9
540 24 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
BC
AL squad/unused sub?
6 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
HD his goal is as a Brotherston og 9
7 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2
Hampden Park, Glasgow
AW   9
543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Fr AW squad member
 
ECF
centre forward 9x
8 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
ND (1-1) 76
545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL squad/
unused sub?
546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW  
 

 

 
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