Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Leslie Albert Johnson

Known as
Len Johnson

6 July 1908

Place of birth
Elsternwick, VIC (3185)

24 January 1942 (aged 33)

Place of death

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 295d
Last game: 25y 30d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 14, 10
North Melbourne: 10

Recruited from
Essendon (1933)

State of origin

Len Johnson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1933530.6020%0

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,488th player to appear, 3,366th most games played, 1,216th most goals kickedEssendon: 405th player to appear, 292nd most games played, 101st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 173rd player to appear, 750th most games played, 535th most goals kicked

Originally from Ascot Vale CYMS, Len Johnson gave Essendon fine service as a forward, kicking 85 goals in 64 games including 40 in 1929 when he was the club's joint top goal kicker with Keith Forbes. After playing with the Dons between 1929 and 1933, Johnson crossed to North Melbourne midway through the 1933 season and added a final five games and three goals to his tallies. Johnson died in World War II. 

Author - John Devaney, with updates by Andrew Gigacz


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