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Key Facts

Full name
David Johnston

Known as
David Johnston

10 April 1969 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 36d
Last game: 25y 98d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 46, 39, 26
Fitzroy: 26

Recruited from
Essendon (1992)

David Johnston

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,842nd player to appear, 3,496th most games played, 5,673rd most goals kickedEssendon: 929th player to appear, 393rd most games played, 536th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,110th player to appear, 412th most games played, 800th most goals kicked

Whilst playing under 19s football with Essendon in 1985 David Johnston was a member of Victoria’s Teal Cup squad. He made his senior league debut in 1987 and showed real promise, playing mainly as a defender. Over the remainder of his career he proved his adaptability by undertaking a variety of commissions, but he was arguably still best suited to a defensive role.

After 41 games and six goals for the Bombers without really establishing himself Johnston crossed to Fitzroy in 1993 and added a final 25 games and one goal to his career tallies over a three season stint.

Author - John Devaney


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