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Rex Harold Johns (21 May 1935 – 16 December 2009) was an Australian rules footballer for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Rex Johns
Rex Johns Adelaide Oval.jpg
Rex Johns at Adelaide Oval during the 1950's.
Personal information
Full name Rex Harold Johns
Nickname(s) Rexie
Date of birth (1935-05-21)21 May 1935
Date of death 17 December 2009(2009-12-17) (aged 74)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1954–1963 Port Adelaide 134 (451)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1957, 1960 South Australia 5 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1963.
Career highlights


Football careerEdit

During an era of dour defence, Johns' ability to score goals at an average 3.37 per game was exceptional. During his time at the club he won the club's leading goalkicker award six times and the competition's award four times.[1] He was a member of four premiership teams for Port Adelaide.

Personal lifeEdit

Rex Johns died after a long battle with cancer on the 16 December 2009 at the age of 74.


Rex Johns was the childhood idol of Malcolm Blight.[2]


  1. ^ "Australian Football - Rexie Johns - Player Bio". Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Subscribe | heraldsun". Retrieved 1 August 2017.