Jonno Chalks Up 150 Ladies' First Team Appearances
Yesterday's FA Women's National League match marked the 150th Sheffield FC Ladies’ first team appearance of Emma Johnson, who becomes only the tenth player to have chalked up this significant milestone.
Emma first joined the World’s First back in September 2012, Sheffield’s second season in the FA Women’s Premier League, moving from a successful spell at National Division side, Leeds United.
The midfielder played a significant part in Sheffield winning its first of three league titles at Northern Division level, before leaving at the end of the season to join Doncaster Rovers Belles for the start of the 2013 FA Women’s Super League season.
After 18 months with the Belles, Johnson returned to Sheffield FC in October 2014 and played every single remaining match that season (30 in total) concluding with the FA WPL Play Off final against Portsmouth in which a Sheffield victorious gained promotion to the FA Women’s Super League.
Johnson was third highest scorer that season behind Club legends, Jodie Michalska and Suzanne Davies.
The versatile player featured consistently in manager Zoe Johnson’s WSL2 team over the following three seasons, appearing in both defence and midfield, with reliable and energetic performances that helped the team to two fifth placed finishes in 2016 and 2017/18.
With 42 goals to her name, Johnson also lies in eighth place in Sheffield FC Ladies’ all-time top scorer rankings, many of them spectacular finishes at the most unexpected moments of a match.
General Manager, Helen Mitchell, said: "Jonno has been a hugely loyal player over the years at Sheffield FC, and we're all thrilled to see her reach 150 appearances. She's played a part in some of the best moments we've had with the women's team over the years, and its great to see her still playing a vital role here."
All at the Club would like to congratulate Jonno on her fantastic achievement, and put on record our great thanks for her loyalty, commitment and efforts over the years.