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Key Facts

Full name
Keith Johns

Known as
Keith Johns

Born
25 February 1902

Died
25 March 1979 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 74d
Last game: 23y 227d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 24, 9

Keith Johns

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1919, 1921-1923, 192564130.2048%1
Total1919, 1921-1923, 192564130.2048%1

AFL: 2,421st player to appear, 3,552nd most games played, 4,411th most goals kickedGeelong: 260th player to appear, 269th most games played, 364th most goals kicked

Keith Johns joined Geelong from Geelong High School and developed into one of the foremost full backs of his era. A prodigious kick, he often used the place kick for kicking off. Expert at marshalling his fellow defenders, he was very strong overhead, and liked to go for a run with the ball when the opportunity presented itself. He was also quite adaptable, and could be called on to operate in other positions. He played 64 VFL games and scored 13 goals for the Pivotonians in 1919, from 1921 to 1923, and in 1925. His last game was the 1925 grand final in which Geelong downed Collingwood to claim the club’s first ever league flag. Johns also represented the VFL once.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.