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Mo Johnston

Personal information
Full nameMaurice John Giblin Johnston
Date of birth13 April 1963(age 53)
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionStriker

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Maurice John Giblin "Mo" Johnston (born 13 April 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former football striker.

Johnston began his football career with Partick Thistle in 1981 before moving to Watford in 1983. With Watford Johnston scored 23 league goals, made his international debut, and helped the team reach the 1984 FA Cup Final. After just over a season with Watford Johnston moved to Celtic where he became a prolific goalscorer with a return of 52 goals in 140 matches, winning the Scottish Cup in 1985 and League Championship in 1986. Johnston left Celtic for Nantes in 1987 before returning to Scotland with Rangers. In doing so he became only the second player to have played for both sides of the Old Firm since World War II (the first was Alfie Conn). After winning two Premier League titles with Rangers and scoring 31 league goals in 76 games Johnston moved to Everton. Johnston played out the rest of his career with Hearts, Falkirk and American MLS side Kansas City Wizards before retiring in 2001. Since his retirement Johnston has become a coach in MLS.

Johnston received his first international cap in 1984; he represented Scotland 38 times scoring 14 goals and appeared for his country at the 1990 World Cup. He was most recently the manager later and Director of Soccer at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC until he was fired on September 14, 2010.


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