A Manchester City legend, Tom Johnson's record of scoring 38 goals in 39 1st Division games in the 1928-29 season still stands.
Johnson scored 158 League goals for City, a club record shared with all-time leading scorer Eric Brook. After 11 years at City 29-year-old Johnson was sold to Everton in 1930 which subsequently won the 2nd Division and the FA Cup in 1933, ironically beating Man. City 3-0 in the final. A tricky player on the left wing Johnson played 159 games, and scored 64 goals for Everton before switching to Liverpool at 32 years of age.
Johnson was one of no fewer than 25 different men selected to play for Liverpool during the 1933-34 season, a difficult year which finished with the club narrowly avoiding relegation to the Second Division. Tom played in the last 11 matches of the season and scored twice, a period in which six games were won and only three lost. This contrasted greatly with the previous, depressing run of 17 games before Johnson was picked for the first-team when only ONE match resulted in maximum points so Johnson's introduction into the team made a significant difference to the club's fortunes at a crucial stage of the season.
Johnson played in nearly half the league games a year later as the club finished in a much more respectable position, 7th but the longest run of successive games he had was the last 10 matches of the season. The final six of the 36 Football League games he played for Liverpool came in the 1935-36 season.
Other Clubs: Dalton Athletic, Dalton Casuals (both amateur), Man City, Everton, Darwen (amateur)