The Wonderful People Podcast Episode 12 & 13 - Craig Johnston, Liverpool FC Legend, Creator- Adidas Predator & Pro Photographer
This is the Wonderful People Podcast. Not just another agency podcast. This is truly about Wonderful people. Hosts Dan Maudhub and Phil Jones explore the highs and lows of the lives & careers of some of the most interesting personalities in the creative, tech & marketing world. Trust us, there are some stories to tell!
Host Dan Maudhub is Wonderful's managing director, and a tried, tested & trusted leader in the marketing world. Whilst Phil Jones needs no introduction, he is a hugely popular and charismatic character, the man behind the famous PODGE lunches, and an award-winning revolutionary in the creative and marketing worlds (he is also on Wonderful's board, although he refers to himself as the Tea-Boy).
In this episode:
hosts Dan Maudhub and Phil Jones have the pleasure of speaking to Craig Johnston from Australia, one of Liverpool's most loved players, and the man behind the best selling football boot, "The Predator". There are many chapters to this remarkable life of a footballer turned inventor, listen in as he shares some of his Wonderful stories.
There are two parts to this amazing episode (12 & 13) now available to listen here on apple podcasts! Episode 12 | Episode 13
About this Wonderful Person:
Craig Johnston is an Australian former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder in the English Football League between 1977 and 1988, winning the European Cup, five league titles and an FA Cup (scoring in the 1986 final) with Liverpool. He won more major football medals than all the other aussie football players in european football put together. He played 271 games for Liverpool, scored 40 goals, and won 7 trophies including the famous double.
After retiring from the game, Johnston being a natural innovator and creative thinker, found success as a businessman, designing the prototype for the best selling football boot, the Adidas' Predator using his extensive knowledge from his football training days. The world's top players of both football and rugby have been known to don this boot, including David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Zinedine Zidane, and Jonny Wilkinson to name a few.
Johnston spent a number of years living in the US, he started a career as a Professional Photographer, taking snaps of golfing greats - Tiger Woods to name drop, and also played a celebrity golf tournament in Ireland.
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