Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Trevor Johnson

Known as
Trevor Johnson

25 January 1935

10 November 2016 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 95d
Last game: 27y 219d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 14

Trevor Johnson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,545th player to appear, 1,936th most games played, 5,183rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 759th player to appear, 128th most games played, 460th most goals kicked

Trevor Johnson joined Melbourne in 1953 but missed the year as he was required to undertake National Service. After debuting with the reserves in 1954 he took his bows in the seniors the following year. He enjoyed a fine debut season and was awarded the best first year player trophy. A member of VFL premiership teams in 1955-6-7 and 1960 he was initially used in a back pocket but by 1957 had been transformed into a centre half forward. Towards the end of his career he returned to the back pocket. Nicknamed 'Phantom' because of his smooth, imperturbable style of play he played 118 VFL games and kicked 9 goals for the Demons between 1955 and 1962.

After leaving Melbourne Trevor Johnson had stints as captain-coach of his original club Epping in the Diamond Valley Football League and Port Fairy in the Hampden Football League.

Author - John Devaney

Sources; The Complete Book of VFL Finals by Graeme Atkinson


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