- Michael Johnson (Australian rules footballer)
Michael Johnson Personal information Full name Michael Johnson Date of birth 20 October 1984 Original team Perth (WAFL) Draft #8, 2004 Pre-Season Draft, Fremantle Height/Weight 194cm / 92kg Position(s) Forward Club information Current club Fremantle Number 37 Playing career1 Years Club Games (Goals) 2005– Fremantle 125 (51) Representative team honours Years Team Games (Goals) 2005 Indigenous All-Stars 11 Playing statistics to end of 2011 season .
Michael Johnson (born 20 October 1984) is an Australian rules footballer for the Fremantle Dockers. Recruited from Perth Football Club in the WAFL with selection 8 in the 2004 Preseason Draft, he is a graduate of the Clontarf Football Academy. He made his debut against Richmond in Round 4 of 2005 when Matthew Carr was a late withdrawal from the team due to illness.
Due to promising performances at both WAFL and AFL levels and his versatility, he announced a three-year extension to his contract in 2006 and then a two-year contract extensions to remain at Fremantle until the end of the 2011 season.
His 2007 season started badly when he was suspended for four matches after colliding with Lachlan Hansen in a NAB Cup match and being one of the first players to be charged under the AFL's crackdown on front-on contact to the head.
In 2009 he was appointed captain of the club for a pre-season derby and despite missing the second half of the 2009 season due to an ankle injury, he was officially included in the leadership group for the 2010 season. He also won the club's best clubman award for 2009.
In May 2010 Johnson was investigated by the police in relation to a drug-related matter. He was charged on summons with possessing cocaine, suspended for five matches and fined $5,000 for bringing the AFL into disrepute. He pleaded guilty and was fined $500 in court.
- ^ Walsh, Courtney (25 November 2006). "Clontarf boys' time to shine". The Australian. Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/62bPiihAc.
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- ^ Tarrant package deal for Dockers
- ^ Le Grand, Chip (10 March 2007). "Lions into final, Cats see lawyer". The Australian. Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/62bQzZvR9.
- ^ Johnson to skipper Freo in derby
- ^ Fremantle 2010 preview
- ^ Duffield, Johnson and Mundy boost leadership group
- ^ Docker probed over drug-related matter
- ^ a b Star Docker faces drug probe
- ^ Fremantle issue Johnson statement
- ^ Docker Johnson hit with drugs charge
- Michael Johnson (Australian rules footballer)'s profile on the Official AFL Website of the Fremantle Football Club
- Michael Johnson's statistics from AFL Tables
Fremantle Football Club – current squad
1 Ballantyne · 2 Morabito · 4 Pitt · 5 Ibbotson · 6 Broughton · 7 Fyfe · 8 Suban · 9 McPhee · 12 Griffin · 13 Mzungu · 14 Grover · 15 Crowley · 16 Mundy · 18 McPharlin · 20 Michie · 21 Barlow · 22 Anthony · 23 Mayne · 24 Roberton · 25 Mellington · 26 Bradley · 28 Faulks · 29 Pavlich (c) · 30 Clarke · 31 Sandilands · 32 Hill · 34 Lower · 36 Silvagni · 37 Johnson · 38 Walters · 40 de Boer · 41 Duffield · 45 Roberts* · 44 Crichton · 47 van Berlo
* denote Rookie Listed players
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