Shoot! Focus on Craig Johnston

Full name: Craig Peter Johnston
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Birthdate: June 25 1960
Height and weight: 5ft 8in 11st 5lbs
Car: Porsche 924
Favourite player: Glenn Hoddle
Most promising team-mate: Kevin Sheedy
Favourite other team: Spurs
Football hero of childhood: Pele
Favourite other sport: Surfing
Most memorable match: My league debut vs. Everton
Biggest disappointment: Losing to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter finals
Favourite food and drink: Big steaks and of course a tube of Fosters
Miscellanous likes and dislikes: Playing well / People who can’t play, but shout their mouths off
Favourite holiday resort: Great Barrier reef, a surfer’s paradise
Favourite TV star male and female: Sylvester Stallone and Pamela Stephenson
Favourite activity on day off: Practising guitar
Favourite singers: Chris Rea and Bruce Springsteen
Biggest influence on career: George Wardell and Bobby Murdoch the youth coaches at Middlesbrough
International honours: England Under 21 caps
If not a player, what job would you do: Professional surfer
Which person in the world would you most like to meet: The person who presents the World cup winners medal

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