Willie Johnston Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William Anderson Johnston
  • Born: December 26th, 1886 (Arbroath)
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: January 10th, 1905
  • First Manager: Selection Committee
  • Career Totals: 145 appearances
  • Also Played For: Ardenlea, Rovers Athletic


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1909-10 12 0 0 0 58.3% 0.0% 41.7%
1908-09 31 0 0 0 41.9% 19.4% 38.7%
1907-08 20 0 0 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
1906-07 34 0 0 0 35.3% 32.4% 32.4%
1905-06 27 0 0 0 55.6% 18.5% 25.9%
1904-05 21 0 0 0 42.9% 28.6% 28.6%
Totals: 145 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 09/04/10 Final vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 4
 05/03/10 Semi Final vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
 19/02/10 First Round vs. Forfar (H) 4 - 1
 12/02/10 Third Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 4
 05/02/10 Second Round vs. Dundee Wands (H) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 09/04/10 Final vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 4
 05/03/10 Semi Final vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 19/02/10 First Round vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 1
 12/02/10 Third Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 4
 05/02/10 Second Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  3 - 0
 22/01/10 vs. Dundee United (A)  1 - 2
 15/01/10 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (H)  1 - 2
 18/09/09 Second Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  1 - 0
 11/09/09 vs. Bathgate (H)  1 - 3
 04/09/09 First Round vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 0
 28/08/09 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (A)  3 - 2
 21/08/09 vs. Bathgate (A)  2 - 1
 17/04/09 Final vs. Wishaw Thi. (N)  1 - 2
 10/04/09 vs. Dundee Wands (H)  0 - 1
 07/04/09 Semi Final Replay vs. East Fife (N)  2 - 1
 03/04/09 Semi Final Replay vs. East Fife (N)  2 - 2
 27/03/09 Semi Final vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 2
 20/03/09 Semi Final vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 13/03/09 Fifth Round vs. Broxburn Ath. (H)  2 - 1
 20/02/09 Fourth Round vs. Tulloch (H)  6 - 0
 13/02/09 First Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 06/02/09 Second Round vs. Morrisonians (A)  6 - 0
 30/01/09 First Round Replay vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 23/01/09 First Round Replay vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 0
 09/01/09 First Round vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 1
 02/01/09 vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/09 vs. Forfar (H)  2 - 0
 19/12/08 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  4 - 2
 05/12/08 vs. Forfar (A)  2 - 3
 28/11/08 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 2
 21/11/08 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  2 - 8
 31/10/08 vs. Aberdeen A (A)  1 - 3
 24/10/08 vs. Brechin City (H)  0 - 1
 17/10/08 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 10/10/08 vs. St Johnstone (H)  6 - 2
 03/10/08 Third Round vs. Leith Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 26/09/08 vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  4 - 1
 19/09/08 Second Round vs. Huntingtower (H)  5 - 2
 12/09/08 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 2
 05/09/08 First Round vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 0
 29/08/08 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  1 - 1
 22/08/08 vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 2
 15/08/08 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  2 - 5
 22/04/08 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  2 - 2
 14/03/08 vs. Dundee Wands (A)  3 - 1
 18/01/08 First Round vs. Forfar (A)  1 - 5
 21/12/07 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  0 - 1
 07/12/07 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  1 - 0
 30/11/07 vs. Lochee Utd (H)  4 - 2
 23/11/07 vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 1
 16/11/07 vs. Lochee Utd (A)  5 - 2
 09/11/07 vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 26/10/07 vs. Dundee Wands (H)  5 - 0
 19/10/07 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 4
 12/10/07 vs. Brechin City (A)  3 - 3
 05/10/07 vs. Aberdeen A (H)  2 - 1
 28/09/07 Second Round vs. Forfar (H)  1 - 2
 21/09/07 First Round Replay vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 0
 14/09/07 First Round Replay vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/07 First Round vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 0
 31/08/07 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 2
 24/08/07 vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 2
 17/08/07 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  2 - 1
 04/05/07 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 2
 27/04/07 vs. Forfar (H)  0 - 0
 20/04/07 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 13/04/07 vs. Dundee Wands (A)  0 - 1
 06/04/07 Final vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/07 vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 16/03/07 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/07 vs. Forfar (A)  1 - 3
 23/02/07 Semi Final vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0
 16/02/07 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 09/02/07 First Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  6 - 1
 02/02/07 First Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 4
 26/01/07 First Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/07 vs. Montrose (H)  7 - 1
 12/01/07 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  3 - 5
 22/12/06 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  3 - 0
 15/12/06 vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 08/12/06 vs. Aberdeen A (H)  3 - 0
 01/12/06 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  1 - 1
 24/11/06 vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  0 - 0
 17/11/06 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 2
 10/11/06 vs. Lochee Utd (H)  3 - 1
 27/10/06 vs. Aberdeen A (A)  0 - 2
 20/10/06 vs. Dundee Wands (H)  3 - 1
 13/10/06 Fourth Round vs. St. Bernard's (A)  1 - 2
 06/10/06 vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 3
 29/09/06 Third Round vs. Stanley (H)  6 - 1
 22/09/06 Second Round Replay vs. Brechin City (H)  4 - 0
 15/09/06 Second Round vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 08/09/06 vs. Hearts of Beath (H)  3 - 0
 01/09/06 First Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  1 - 0
 25/08/06 vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 22/08/06 Final Replay vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  2 - 2
 15/08/06 Final vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  0 - 0
 05/05/06 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  2 - 0
 28/04/06 Semi Final First Leg vs. Forfar (H)  3 - 2
 21/04/06 vs. Aberdeen A (A)  1 - 2
 07/04/06 vs. Dundee Wands (A)  4 - 1
 10/03/06 Final Replay vs. Forfar (N)  1 - 2
 03/03/06 Final vs. Forfar (N)  1 - 1
 03/02/06 Semi Final vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 27/01/06 First Round vs. Bo'ness (Old) (H)  1 - 4
 20/01/06 First Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  3 - 0
 13/01/06 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/06 vs. Forfar (A)  1 - 1
 30/12/05 vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 23/12/05 vs. Lochee Utd (A)  1 - 1
 16/12/05 vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 09/12/05 vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  3 - 0
 02/12/05 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 2
 25/11/05 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  5 - 2
 18/11/05 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  4 - 1
 28/10/05 vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 2
 21/10/05 vs. Aberdeen A (H)  2 - 0
 14/10/05 Fourth Round vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 2
 07/10/05 vs. Dundee Wands (H)  0 - 0
 30/09/05 vs. Montrose (A)  5 - 0
 23/09/05 vs. Lochee Utd (H)  1 - 0
 16/09/05 Second Round vs. Star of Atholl (H)  8 - 0
 02/09/05 First Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  2 - 1
 19/08/05 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  1 - 2
 13/05/05 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  2 - 1
 06/05/05 vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 22/04/05 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 2
 15/04/05 vs. Lochee Utd (H)  3 - 1
 08/04/05 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 3
 01/04/05 vs. Aberdeen A (A)  0 - 2
 18/03/05 vs. Forfar (A)  1 - 2
 11/03/05 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 25/02/05 vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 18/02/05 Semi Final Replay vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 1
 11/02/05 Semi Final Replay vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 1
 04/02/05 Semi Final vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 28/01/05 First Round vs. Bathgate (A)  1 - 2
 21/01/05 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 14/01/05 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  1 - 0
 07/01/05 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 02/01/05 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 0
 31/12/04 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 2
 24/12/04 vs. Forfar (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/04 vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  3 - 0
 19/11/04 vs. Lochee Utd (A)  1 - 3


Biography

Johnston played locally and came through the ranks of Lochside before joining Ardenlea and then Rovers Athletic. He played several trial games for us in December 1904 and signed early the following month at the age of only 19.

Johnston quickly established himself as our regular goalkeeper, almost never missing a game up until mid January 1908 when a nasty injury stopped him reguarly appearing and he made only two further appearances that season. The following season he was back fully fit, rarely missing a game and being named vice captain of the club. However, at the end of that season Johnston took a lot of persuading from Bob McGlashan to continue playing, with Johnston's business interests taking an increasing amount of time. Johnston eventually signed a week before the new season,

During the 1909-10 season, Johnston was only able to appear 12 times competitively due to business and he left the club and stopped playing football in May 1910. While on holiday the following year, it is reported Johnston turned out for Crystal Palace in a Kent League match.

Debut

November 19th, 1904
Lochee United 3 - 1 Arbroath

Northern League


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Willie was born on this date in Arbroath.

  • Signed For Arbroath

    Johnston played locally and came through the ranks of Lochside before joining Ardenlea and then Rovers Athletic. He played several trial games for us in December 1904 and signed early the following month at the age of only 19.

  • Last Appearance - Arbroath 1 - 4 Brechin City