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Tommy Johnston

Personal information
Full nameThomas Bourhill Johnston
Height5 ft 11+3/4 in
Playing positionStriker

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Thomas Bourhill "Tommy" Johnston (18 August 1927 - 4 September 2008) was a Scottish-born footballer.

Johnston was the top scorer of Division 2 for the 1957 58 season with 43 goals for Leyton Orient and Blackburn Rovers.

He had a withered arm, a legacy of an injury received while he was a miner and always played with this arm bandaged. Johnston died in the early hours of 4 September 2008 in Australia.

Upon hearing the news of Tommy's death in September 2008 O's chairman Barry Hearn immediately decided that Orient's south stand should be renamed The Tommy Johnston Stand to honour Tommy's memory.

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