Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Craig Johnston (born 25 June 1960 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former Australian football player who is considered the first Australian to make a major impact in the English game. Despite his South African place of birth, Johnston was born to Australian parents and grew up there with a father who himself had tried to make a living from the game in England but failed. Johnston overcame an appalling bout of osteomyelitis in his childhood (doctors had suggested an amputation of his leg and it was all signed off until a famous American surgeon intervened and saved his leg) and as he grew up found he could play football to a good standard learning his trade at Lake Macquarie and Sydney City. At the age of 15 he wrote off to a long list of English clubs asking for a trial.