Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Percy John Johnson

Known as
Percy Johnson

28 January 1933

4 December 2021 (aged 88)

Senior clubs
East Fremantle; Swan Districts; Claremont

Recruited from
East Fremantle (1959); Swan Districts (1960)

Family links
Robbie Johnson (Son)

Percy Johnson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
East FremantleWANFL1951-1958, 19621802171.21
Swan DistrictsWANFL195921190.90

After playing most of his junior football in defence Percy Johnson was converted into a ruckman by East Fremantle, in which position he played in the victorious grand final of 1957 against East Perth as well as in 13 state games for Western Australia. Between 1951 and 1958 and again in 1962 he played 180 WANFL games for Old Easts and kicked 217 goals. In 1959 he was appointed captain-coach of Swan Districts but the club endured a dire campaign which led to Johnson being sacked. His stint with Swans saw him add 21 games and 19 goals to his respective career tallies. In 1960 and 1961 he played 27 games and registered 45 goals for Claremont, topping the club's goal kicking list in the former season. Percy Johnson's last game of league football was the 1962 WANFL Grand Final in which East Fremantle slumped to defeat against Swan Districts.

During the 1970s Johnson had brief stints coaching South Fremantle and West Perth. He also appeared as a critic on the Channel Seven World of Football show.

Author - John Devaney


East Fremantle Football Club: Celebrating 100 Years of Tradition by Jack Lee; Wikipedia article


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