Samuel Johnston (footballer)

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Samuel Johnston
Personal information
Full name Samuel Johnston
Date of birth (1866-09-18)18 September 1866
Place of birth Belfast, Ireland
Date of death 25 April 1910(1910-04-25) (aged 43)
Place of death Belfast, Ireland
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1881–1888 Distillery 32 (21)
National team
1882–1886 Ireland 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samuel Johnston (18 September 1866 – 25 April 1910) was an Irish footballer who made his international debut for Ireland at the age of 15 years 154 days - a record which stands to this day.[1] Johnston, who played as a centre forward, played club football for Distillery between 1881 and 1888.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Hayes (2005). Jean Brown, ed. Northern Ireland: International Football Facts. Appletree. p. 25. ISBN 0-86281-874-5. 
  2. ^ "Sam Johnston". Northern Ireland Footballing Greats. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2009.