Johnson, Harry

Birth Date

4th December 1910


Radcliffe, Lancashire.



Biographical Text

Harry Johnson, formerly with Oldham Athletic, had a short spell with Exeter City in the mid-1930s after signing from Southend United. He later played for Scunthorpe and Lindsey United. 

Harry played for Heywood St James, Great Harwood, Winsford United and Stalybridge Celtic before signing for Oldham Athletic in 1931 where he scored 13 goals from 37 league appearances. After the club’s relegation in 1934 he joined Southend United for whom he was top-scorer in his first season.  

After spending a second season in Essex, Harry arrived at St James’ Park in time to make his Grecians’ debut against Notts County on 29 August 1936. Displaced after just one game, Harry never played more than two league games in succession and made just 11 league appearances for the club with a solitary goal against Gillingham in February 1937.

Midland League Scunthorpe and Lindsay signed him in 1937 and he broke various goalscoring records during the two seasons leading up to the outbreak of war. Harry later coached the club's youth teams prior to his death in the Scunthorpe area in 1981.







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