Tommy Johnson: 10 touching pictures from funeral of Hartlepool and Middlesbrough FC physio
A respected sports physiotherapist and much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad has been fondly remembered at his funeral.
Many turned out to pay tribute to Tommy Johnson, who died on December 9, at the service at All Saints Church, Stranton. The former footballer signed for Boro when he was 18, and also played for Darlington and Bradford Park Avenue, before playing in the lower leagues. As a physio, he worked at Hartlepool United before a return to Middlesbrough. Here are some pictures as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.