Brian 'Johnno' Johnson

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Brian James Johnson
Nickname(s)
Johnno
Born
Tuesday, 26th June, 1956
Died
Monday, 11th January, 2016 (Aged 59 years and 198 days)
Place Of Birth
Dapto, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1980

Biography

Athletic, snowy-haired fullback (originally from Dapto) played for St George in the 1979 grand final victory over C’bury. An exciting attacking player, and a frequent try-scorer from fullback, Johnson had a long career with the Dragons before joining Easts in the mid-1980s. He played for Warrington in 1985 and, returning to England after his Sydney career finished, took over as coach of Warrington in 1990.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
City vs Country Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL 159 55 -   - 182 92 61 6 57.86% List
NRL Finals 10 3 -   - 10 6 4 0 60.00% List
English Championship 71 33 -   - 132 47 20 4 66.20% List
Lancashire Cup 7 3 -   - 12 4 3 0 57.14% List
Regal Trophy 12 7 -   - 28 9 3 0 75.00% List
Challenge Cup 6 1 -   - 4 3 3 0 50.00% List
Premiership Trophy 6 4 -   - 16 4 2 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1978 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1978 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1979 24 12 -   - 36 19 5 0 79.17% List
St George NSWRFL 1980 24 10 -   - 30 14 8 2 58.33% List
St George NSWRFL 1981 22 4 -   - 12 8 13 1 36.36% List
St George NSWRFL 1982 24 12 -   - 36 11 11 2 45.83% List
St George NSWRFL 1983 24 9 -   - 36 15 8 1 62.50% List
St George NSWRL 1984 26 6 -   - 24 17 9 0 65.38% List
St George NSWRL 1985 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1986 12 2 -   - 8 6 6 0 50.00% List
Overall 1979-1986 159 55 0   0 182 92 61 6 57.86% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1979-85 147 53 -   - 174 86 55 6 58.50% List
Eastern Suburbs 1986 12 2 -   - 8 6 6 0 50.00% List
Overall 1979-1986 159 55 0   0 182 92 61 6 57.86% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1979-80, 1983-85 10 3 -   - 10 6 4 0 60.00% List
Overall 1979-1985 10 3 0   0 10 6 4 0 60.00% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington Championship 1985/86 29 - -   - - 19 9 1 65.52% List
Warrington Championship 1986/87 39 - -   - - 27 11 1 69.23% List
Warrington Championship 1987/88 34 - -   - - 21 11 2 61.76% List
Overall 1985-1988 102 48 0   0 192 67 31 4 65.69% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington 1985-87 102 13 -   - 52 67 31 4 65.69% List
Overall 1985-1988 102 48 0   0 192 67 31 4 65.69% List

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In 1980 Johnson was the Dally M Fullback of the year. (16/06/2011)

Anonymous says: Great player on his day he was equal to any fullback ever to play but I will admit sometimes he looked disinterested (31/10/2013)

Anonymous says: Very underrated player in an era of top fullbacks, as good as any of them I.M.O. . (02/08/2014)

Ross G says: One of the best fullbacks to never wear the Green & Gold. (11/10/2014)

Anonymous says: R.i.p.old mate legend when footy was real (12/01/2016)

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