Maurie Johnson

Maurice Richard 'Mocha' Johnson (15 January 1907 – 30 May 2000) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League.

Maurie Johnson
Personal information
Full name Maurice Richard Johnson
Date of birth (1907-01-15)15 January 1907
Place of birth Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death 30 May 2000(2000-05-30) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Coburg Jrs/Brunswick
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81.5 kg (180 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–1936 Carlton 109 (70)
1936–1937 South Melbourne 019 (27)
Total 128 (97)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Johnson made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 5 of the 1927 season.[1] He had a falling-out with coach Frank Maher after six rounds of the 1936 season, which resulted in him leaving Carlton to join South Melbourne.[2] In 1938, Johnson captain-coached Launceston to both the NTFA and Tasmanian State Premierships.[3]

Johnson died in May 2000.[4]


  1. "Maurie Johnson". AFL Tables.
  2. "Maurie Johnson". Blueseum.
  3. "Launceston Wins". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 10 October 1938. p. 18. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. "Maurice Richard Johnson". Billion Graves.

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