Player #903

Appearances:

70

Starts:

70

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

Sam Johnstone
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Sam Johnstone

Position

Goalkeeper

From

2016-17

To

2017-18

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Sam Johnstone

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Seasons

Age*

23
24

Division

CH
CH

Appearances

70
22
48

Starts

70
22
48

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Samuel Luke Johnstone

Birth Date

Thursday, 25 March 1993

Birth Place

Preston, Lancashire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Manchester United

From

For

Loan

On

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Previous Clubs

2011-18 Manchester United |
2011 Oldham Athletic (L) |
2011-12 Scunthorpe United (L) |
2013 Walsall (L) |
2013 Yeovil Town (L) |
2014-15 Doncaster Rovers (L) |
2015-16 Preston North End (L) |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Manchester United

For

End of Loan

On

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Subsequent Clubs

2018- West Bromwich Albion, £6.62m |

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2017-18 Aston Villa (L) 70 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Steve Bruce |

First Squad Appearance

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Debut Appearance

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Tottenham Hotspur (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Fulham (n), Play Off Final

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Honours

2017-18 Play Off Finalists |

Height

(6 ft 4 in) 1.93 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Sam Johnstone

Player #903 for Aston Villa, Samuel Luke Johnstone played as a goalkeeper for the club in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Football League Championship campaigns. Johnstone was the 96th custodian of the Villa goal in professional football.

Johnstone was born in Preston on 25 March 1993.

Steve Bruce had initially signed Johnstone for Villa on loan from Manchester United from 5 January 2017 until 31 May 2017 after having decided Villa’s other goalkeeping options Pierluigi Gollini and Mark Bunn were not up to the grade and Jed Steer and Matija Šarkić needed more experience out on loan.

Johnstone made his competitive debut for Villa at the age of 23 in the FA Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, 8 January 2017.

During his debut season Johnstone made 22 appearances, quickly becoming Villa’s first choice ‘keeper, and conceded just 26 goals at an excellent ratio of 1.18 goals per game.

Such had been Johnstone’s impact that Villa approached Manchester United to take the ‘keeper back on loan for the entirety of the 2017-18 campaign and they were richly rewarded by some excellent goalkeeping displays from the young stopper.

Across his 70 appearances, Johnstone conceded just 68 goals at an excellent ratio of 0.97 goals per game whilst keeping 30 clean sheets - 43% of his games for the club.

Villa were expected to sign Johnstone on a permanent deal regardless of whether they won the 2017-18 Play Off Final against Fulham however following the revelation of the dire financial straits of the club, there was no opportunity to make signings least of all of quality of Johnstone and he was regretfully snapped up elsewhere.