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Josh Johnson




Date of birth


Josh Johnson was the club’s goalkeeper from just before Christmas in 1907 through to the start of World War I - the outbreak bringing an end to competitive football.

His first appearance came against Bristol Rovers on 7th December, 1907, and he played in every remaining Southern League match in the 1907/08 season. That would set the trend for his appearance record in years to come.

Johnson’s Palace career saw him make 276 appearances in the Southern League, the highest number achieved by any player in the Glaziers shirt pre-war.

Johnson's performances were recognised when he was selected to play in the first representative match between the Southern and Football Leagues, which saw Johnson take the No.1 spot for the Southern representatives in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge - an honour he went on to claim for the Southern League on two more occasions.

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Signed from Plymouth, 1907
Debut v Bristol Rovers (a) 7/12/1907
Manager at Palace Edmund Goodman
Appearances 295