Dan FreedmanTeen Author
Dan Freedman grew up wanting to be a professional footballer. That didn’t happen. Instead, he went on to become a top football journalist, personally interviewing Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Roy Keane amongst others.
Dan was Editor in Chief for the FA and founding editor of www.thefa.com. During his career he has gone to two World Cups as part of the official England Team group.
Dan puts his passion and knowledge of football to good use, writing the hugely popular series of Jamie Johnson football novels (Scholastic UK) which have now been adapted for TV by the BBC. The second series will run in 2017.
BBC Worldwide is currently promoting the show for international distribution.
The Jamie Johnson books have sold more than 600,000 copies.
When he is not writing, Dan delivers inspirational talks for schools and clubs around the country. He has visited over 2000 schools and talked to more than 500,000 kids about Jamie Johnson.
He is a literacy consultant for The Premier League as well as taking on the role of Ambassador for The Youth Sports Trust.
Dan still plays football whenever he can.
Out now, Dan Freedman’s Unstoppable
Sky News Appearance
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