13 January 2007

Robert "Sid" Johnston

Name: Robert Sidney Johnston
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Position: Centre-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1905).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish League Champion 1905/06; Irish Cup Winner 1904/05; City Cup Winner 1904/05; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1902/03, 1904/05; Belfast Charity Cup Runner-Up 1905/06.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
02/03-05/06
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Southampton
05/06
Dec-1905
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(Southern League)
Distillery
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* 63/0
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TOTALS
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£-
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* all competitive games, both spells.

Biography:
A strapping centre-half, Robert Johnston established himeslf in the Distillery first team in the latter part of the 1903/04 season. In 1904/05 he played every game as the club won the Irish Cup, City Cup and Co. Antrim Shield. In April 1905 he played at left-half for Ireland in a 2-2 draw with Wales at Solitude.

Transferred to Southampton in December 1905, Johnston lasted less than a season at the Dell, returning to Distillery in April 1906 and helping the Whites claim the Irish League title.

Ireland Cap Details:
08-04-1905 Wales... H D 2-2 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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