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Maurice John Giblin "Mo" Johnston (born 13 April 1963) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a striker.
Johnston began his football career with Partick Thistle in 1981 before moving to Watford in 1983. With Watford Johnston scored 23 league goals, made his international debut, and helped the team reach the 1984 FA Cup Final. After just over a season with Watford Johnston moved to Celtic where he became a prolific goalscorer with a return of 72 goals in 128 matches, winning the Scottish Cup in 1985 and League Championship in 1986. Johnston left Celtic for Nantes in 1987 before returning to Scotland with Rangers. In doing so he became only the second player to have played for both sides of the Old Firm since World War II (the first was Alfie Conn) and the most high-profile Catholic to have played for Rangers. After winning two Premier League titles with Rangers and scoring 46 goals in 100 games Johnston moved to Everton.
Johnston played out the rest of his career with Hearts, Falkirk and American Major League Soccer (MLS) side Kansas City Wizards before retiring in 2001. After retiring as a footballer, Johnston went on to coach in MLS. Johnston received his first international cap in 1984; he represented Scotland 38 times scoring 14 goals and appeared for his country at the 1990 World Cup. He was most recently the manager later and Director of Soccer at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC until he was fired on 14 September 2010.Close