Junior Clubs: Port Pirie/North Adelaide
Clubs: Sydney Swans
AFL debut: (Syd Swans) v Nth Melbourne, round 10, 2011
Crows debut: v Fremantle, round 20, 2012
Recruited from: Sydney Swans
Brownlow Votes: 2
A fractured leg robbed Johnston of a near-certain call-up to the Adelaide side when Taylor Walker went down injured early in the season. The straight-shooting forward spent two months on the sidelines, receiving a long-awaited AFL recall in Round 19. He kicked 11 goals in his last five games and slotted a career-best six goals, including the final-ever goal by a Crow at AAMI Stadium, against Melbourne in Round 22.
Recruited from Sydney during the 2011 trade period, Port-Pirie product Johnston earned an opportunity against Fremantle in Round 20. He was limited to only one match, but displayed strong form for North Adelaide in the local league. The neat-kicking utility booted 57 goals in the minor round to finish second in the SANFL goalkicking and was a dominant force throughout the finals series.
A first-round draft pick (No.12) in 2008, Johnston was limited to two games in three seasons with the Sydney Swans and jumped at the opportunity to return to his native South Australia as part of a trade-week deal that saw defender Tony Armstrong depart Adelaide. Originally from Port Pirie, the 192cm utility boasts a long and accurate kick and has the capacity to play as a third tall at either end of the ground.
|Kicks||8||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|Handballs||4||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|Disposals||12||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|Marks||4||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|Tackles||5||Port Adelaide||Rd 2|
|Goals||3||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|AFL Fantasy||59||Geelong Cats||Rd 1|
|1||Geelong Cats||L 119 - 81||8||4||12||4||0||0||1||0||3||0||59|
|2||Port Adelaide||L 127 - 73||7||2||9||1||0||2||0||5||1||0||56|
|3||Sydney Swans||L 71 - 134||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4||St Kilda||W 50 - 136||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5||GWS Giants||W 137 - 72||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6||Western Bulldogs||W 83 - 92||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7||Melbourne||L 67 - 70||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|9||Collingwood||W 76 - 55||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|10||Carlton||L 81 - 76||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|11||Gold Coast Suns||W 109 - 77||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|12||Fremantle||L 90 - 50||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|13||North Melbourne||W 109 - 73||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|14||Essendon||L 101 - 92||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|15||Port Adelaide||W 99 - 76||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|16||GWS Giants||W 72 - 140||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|17||Hawthorn||L 92 - 104||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|18||Collingwood||W 82 - 98||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|19||West Coast Eagles||L 105 - 136||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|20||Brisbane Lions||W 63 - 168||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|21||Richmond||L 69 - 79||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|22||North Melbourne||L 101 - 94||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|23||St Kilda||W 141 - 62||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|TOTAL||W: 11 - L: 11||15||6||21||5||0||2||1||5||4||0||115|
|Kicks||13||Port Adelaide||Rd 19, 2013|
|Handballs||5||North Melbourne||Rd 20, 2013|
|Disposals||17||Port Adelaide||Rd 19, 2013|
|Marks||7||Port Adelaide||Rd 19, 2013|
|Hit-outs||2||Melbourne||Rd 22, 2013|
|Tackles||5||Port Adelaide||Rd 2, 2014|
|Goals||6||Melbourne||Rd 22, 2013|
|AFL Fantasy||107||Melbourne||Rd 22, 2013|
Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
“I don’t like you much”
Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Nathan van Berlo
What is your coach’s favourite saying?
Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Home & Away
Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Ben Rutten, loves his RnB
Who has the worst and why?
Eddie Betts, loves emotional music
What meal is your speciality to cook?
Chicken and mushroom risotto
What is your favourite TV football show?
The Footy Show
Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Who is the worst dressed?
Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?