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Dave Johnston Squad Index
Information:
1967-68 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
28th November 1942
Birthplace:
Nairn
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 8lbs
Signed:
12th November 1966
Career History:
Nairn County
Hearts 5th November 1960, Freed 30th April 1962
Nairn County October 1961
Aberdeen 12th November 1966
Inverness Caley 30th July 1969
Nairn County 30th September 1975
Nairn St Ninian coach 9th March 1978
 
Profile:
Full name: David Ross Johnston.
Dave Johnston joined the Dons in season 1966/67 and made a scoring debut in a 6-2 away rout of Stirling Albion on the 17th December 1966. Although Davy was regarded as one of the best players to come out of the Highland League at that time, and despite the fact that he scored a healthy 39 goals in 99 appearances for Aberdeen, things didn't really work out for him and he was transferred to Dundee in 1968 and eventually returned to Nairn. As a part of the Turnbull revolution, Davy is well remembered by Dons fans of a certain vintage.

A detailed biography of Davy is "Pittodrie's Silent Assassin" by Donald Wilson was published in 2010.

Died: Inverness, 7th April 2004

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
17/12/1966
Stirling Albion 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,375 24 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1968-69
25
2
8
2
0
0
6
0
1
1
0
0
34
2
9
6
1
1
1967-68
28
0
14
4
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
36
0
14
12
0
2
1966-67
20
0
10
0
0
0
6
0
4
0
0
0
26
0
14
2
0
4
Totals:
73
2
32
6
0
0
15
0
5
2
0
0
96
2
37
20
1
7
Total Appearances/Goals: 98 37