Harry Johnson (footballer, born 1899)

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Harry Johnson
Personal information
Date of birth (1899-01-04)4 January 1899
Place of birth Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England
Date of death May 1981(1981-05-00) (aged 82)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1931 Sheffield United 313 (201)
1932–1935 Mansfield Town 163 (104)
Total 476 (305)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Harry Johnson (4 January 1899 – May 1981) was an English footballer who played as a striker for Sheffield United and Mansfield Town.


Sheffield United[edit]

Johnson played for Sheffield United between 1916 and 1931. He is Sheffield United's all-time top goalscorer with 201 goals. He played his first match in United colours for a Reserve side at Heckmondwike, and upset the home fans who "displayed a certain amount of animosity," and one irate man even waved an unloaded gun at him.[2]

Mansfield Town[edit]

He played for Mansfield Town between 1932 and 1935, for which he is also all-time top goalscorer with 114 goals in all competitions.

Personal life[edit]

His father, also known as Harry (although his birth forename was William), also played for Sheffield United and gained six caps for England.[3][4] His younger brother Tom also played for the Blades for several years.[5]


  1. ^ Nemo (22 August 1921). "First Division prospects. Sheffield United". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 6.
  2. ^ Clarebrough, Denis (1989). Sheffield United F.C., The First 100 years. Sheffield United Football Club.
  3. ^ "England Players, Harry Johnson". England Football Online. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Johnson 1916-30". Football in Sheffield. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.