Bill Johnson        

Bill Johnson

Career: 1912
Debut: Round 4, 1912 vs Essendon, aged 26 years, 134 days
Carlton Player No. 266
Games: 7
Goals: 0
Last Game: Round 17, 1912 vs South Melbourne, aged 26 years, 232 days
Guernsey No. 29
Height: 177cm (5'9½")
Weight: 79kg (12.6)
DOB: 5 January, 1886

Wearing guernsey #29, Johnson played 7 games for Carlton after debuting in Navy Blue in Season 1912. He had previously played for Essendon between 1907 and 1908 where he had played 30 games and scored 4 goals, before moving up to Queensland. The Football Record noted of Johnson's first game: "W. Johnson's first game with Carlton was full of promise. He is a policeman, and his beat was about goal, which he protected well and earnestly".

Johnson was originally from Castlemaine, but also had a stint at West Melbourne VFA.

Johnson passed away on the 5th October, 1964 aged 78.


1912 October 05, Johnson played in the exhibition match against Port Adelaide in Adelaide.

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