Richard Johnson

Date of birth27 April 1974
Place of birthNewcastle
NationalityAustralian
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Johnson spent virtually the whole of the 2000-01 campaign recovering from a cruciate ligament injury suffered in the closing stages of the previous season. He made his long-awaited return to the Watford first-team at the end of April when he came off the subs' bench against Tranmere Rovers and returned to the starting line-up for the final game at Burnley.

An experienced central midfield player he possesses a powerful long-range shot and when fully fit is capable of dominating the centre of the park.

Johnson's Watford contract was cancelled in September 2003 before joining Colchester United on non-contract terms the following month then Stoke City on a three-month contract. He then joined Queens Park Rangers in February 2004 in another three-month deal that was subsequently extended to June 2005 but cancelled in December 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Watford 11 May 1992 29 Sep 2003
Northampton Town 07 Feb 2003 08 Mar 2003 L
Colchester United 27 Oct 2003 04 Nov 2003
Stoke City 28 Nov 2003 15 Feb 2004
Queens Park Rangers 17 Feb 2004 31 Dec 2004
Milton Keynes Dons 26 Oct 2004 27 Nov 2004 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Watford FA Cup 1
1995-96 Watford FA Cup 2
1996-97 Watford League Cup 1
1997-98 Watford FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Watford FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Watford FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Watford League Cup 1
1999-00 Watford Premier League 20
3
3
4
2000-01 Watford League Division 1 1
2
2002-03 Northampton Town League Division 2 5
1
1
2
2002-03 Watford League Division 1 5
7
2
2003-04 Colchester United LDV Vans Trophy
1
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 10
1
1
2003-04 Stoke City FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Stoke City League Division 1 3
4
1
2003-04 Watford League Cup 1
2004-05 Milton Keynes Dons LDV Vans Trophy
1
1
2004-05 Milton Keynes Dons League One 2
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 6
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Mar 1995 Crystal Palace v Watford L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
06 Jan 1996 Watford v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1996 Wimbledon v Watford L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
24 Sep 1996 Sunderland v Watford L 1-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
03 Jan 1998 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford L 0-0 (3-5) FA Cup 3rd round replay
02 Jan 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 5-2 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Aug 1999 Watford v Wimbledon L 2-3 Premier League
10 Aug 1999 Sunderland v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Liverpool v Watford W 0-1 Premier League
13 Oct 1999 Middlesbrough v Watford L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Manchester United v Watford L 4-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1999 Watford v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
31 Oct 1999 Coventry City v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford D 2-2 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Watford v Sunderland L 2-3 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Wimbledon v Watford L 5-0 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Watford v Birmingham City L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Watford v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Watford v Southampton W 3-2 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Derby County v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
15 Jan 2000 Watford v Liverpool L 2-3 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Watford v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Newcastle United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Everton v Watford L 4-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Watford v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Southampton v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2000 Watford v Arsenal L 2-3 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Watford v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Watford v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
01 May 2001 Gillingham v Watford W 0-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Burnley v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Sheffield United v Watford W 1-2 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
12 Oct 2002 Watford v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Gillingham v Watford L 3-0 League Division 1
30 Oct 2002 Stoke City v Watford W 1-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Rotherham United v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Nov 2002 Watford v Ipswich Town L 0-2 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Bradford City v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford L 4-0 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Watford v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Watford v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.