Travis Johnstone

Image DOB: 17 July 1980

Debut: Round 1, 1998 against Fremantle at Subiaco
Last MFC Game: Round 22, 2007 against Carlton at MCG

From: Chelsea/Dandenong Stingrays U18, Selection #1, 1997 National Draft

Number: 16 (1998-2007)

Grand Final team - 2000
Best and Fairest - 2005
150 Heroes selection
Life Member - 2007

Games: 160 (209 total)
Goals: 111 (135 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Statistical categories led:
Most Bounces - 324
Equal most kicks in a game : 35 - Round 22, 2007
Most games in jumper 16

The grandson of former Fitzroy player Norm Johnstone, was an All-Australian Under 16 and Under 18 player when Melbourne took him with the first pick in the 1997 National Draft. After 13 games in a promising debut season, his form fell away and he spent part of 1999 in the Reserves.

After a hamstring injury in early 2000 cost him eight weeks, Johnstone also struggled with osteitis pubis and was often used as a burst player off the bench. He returned for the finals and signed a two year contract extension at the end of the season, but missed the first two months of the 2001 pre-season after groin surgery. He had a career best year in 2002. Helped by his first full pre-season, he finished fourth in the Brownlow Medal and played the game of his career to date in the losing Semi Final against Adelaide.

In comparison, 2003 was a disappointment. He battled hamstring injuries, was dropped to Sandringham more than once, and in July was revealed to owe $15,000 to a bookmaker. He returned to play another 16 games in 2004 but later revealed he was close to walking out on the club at the end of that year. Instead, he rejected a move to Sydney and took a 20% pay cut to sign a new two year contract.

After two disappointing seasons, 2005 was one of Johnstone's best, winning the Best and Fairest in a finals year. He played every game of 2006 but fell to 10th in the Best and Fairest. At the end of 2007, Johnstone was traded to the Brisbane Lions in exchange for selection 14 in the 2007 National Draft, ultimately used to recruit Jack Grimes. He played 49 games for the Lions before being delisted at the end of 2010.

Johnstone later played in the Northern Territory for Palmerston, and for Chelsea Heights in 2012.

1998 13 12 0
1999 1580
2000 14150
2001 510
2002 222116
2003 16104
2004 16125
2005 221511
2006 221011
2007 1574
Tribunal Record
Round 21, 1999 Melee $2000 fine
Round 21, 2000 Melee $2500 fine
Round 2, 2004 Abusive Language $1200 fine
Round 8, 2005 Melee $1500 fine
Round 6, 2007 Abusive language $900 fine

9 Point Goals
Brisbane Lions
Family at other clubs
First draft picks

Herald Sun - 20/01/2001
Age - 26/07/2003
Age - 12/06/2005
Herald Sun - 12/10/2007

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