Johnson joins Dusty Hare, Rory Underwood, Sir Clive Woodward, Paul Dodge, John Duggan, Bleddyn Jones, Austin Healey, Graham Rowntree, Peter Wheeler and Steve Redfern in the Walk of Legends after topping a poll of Leicester Mercury readers.
One of the biggest names in world rugby, Johnson’s achievements in the game are phenomenal, as an outstanding second row and as captain.
He led Tigers to cup final victory in 1997 then on a fantastic run of four Premiership titles and the historic back-to-back Heineken Cup victories in 2001 and 2002.
Johnson retired in 2005 after 361 games for Tigers, putting him 13th on the club’s all-time appearance list.
England’s World Cup-winning captain in 2003 and made a CBE in the honour’s list that year, he played in 10 Five/Six Nations tournaments and went on three Lions tours, becoming the only man to captain the British & Irish tourists in two Test series.
Johnson, now England team manager and preparing his squad for the RBS 6 Nations Championship, said: “Leicester Tigers has been a big part of my rugby life and I am honoured to be chosen to join the Walk of Legends.
“We had a great bunch of outstanding players during my time with the club and we enjoyed some success as a team.”
Supporters can join the Walk of Legends on the approach to the new Caterpillar Stand by purchasing an exclusive engraved commemorative brick to lie alongside the names of the club’s greatest-ever players. Add your own name and a personalised message or celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
Or buy a place in the Walk of Legends for a friend or relative as a perfect gift for a Tigers supporter. We can also supply a replica to keep at home.
Prices are from £44.95 for a single brick or £79.95 for a double brick.
To download an order form for a Walk of Legends commemorative brick, click here.
Voting this week will complete the second row of the Walk of Legends from a shortlist of Ben Kay, Fritz van Heerden, Malcolm Foulkes-Arnold and Matt Poole. See the Mercury website for details and place your vote now.