Craig Johnston
Personal information
Full name Craig Peter Johnston
Date of birth 25 June 1960 (1960-06-25) (age 60)
Place of birth    Johannesburg, Flag of South Africa South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth clubs

Flag of Australia Lake Macquarie City
England Middlesbrough
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
England Middlesbrough
Flag of AustraliaNewcastle KB (loan)
England Liverpool
Flag of AustraliaNewcastle KB (loan)
064 0(16)
271 0(40)
335 0(56)   
National team
1980–1981 England England U-21 0000(0)

Craig Peter Johnston (born 25 June 1960) is an Australian former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder in the English Football League between 1977 and 1988, winning five league titles and an FA Cup (scoring in the 1986 final) with Liverpool. Nicknamed "skippy", Johnston was a crowd favourite at Anfield, making 271 Liverpool appearances and scoring 40 goals. He was a key member of the 1986 "double" winning team. He also co-wrote the team's 1988 cup final song "Anfield Rap".

After retiring, he designed and created the prototype for Adidas' Predator football boot, worn by many footballers and rugby players. He was eligible for the Australian and South African national teams, but only ever appeared for the England U-21 youth team.



  • Football League First Division, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1987–88
  • Football League First Division Runner-up, 1984–85, 1986–87 
  • FA Cup, 1986 
  • Football League Cup, 1983, 1984 
  • European Cup, 1984

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