Chris Wood: $50 Million Kiwi in the English Premier League

Publish Date
Sunday, 17 September 2023, 9:33PM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Chris Wood. 

Chris is one of New Zealand’s best football players of all time, with over 200 English Premier League appearances and more than 50 goals. 

In 2022 he became the EPL’s most expensive 30-year-old in Premier League history when his move from Burnley to Newcastle cost $NZD 50 million.

At the start of this year he joined Nottingham Forrest where he currently plays, along with the All Whites – where he’s captain, leading all time goal scorer and best player. 

In this episode we talk about his challenging journey to the top, what makes a good coach vs a great coach, what life is like inside a Premier League dressing room, best players he’s played with and against, making his EPL debut as a 17-year-old, why he got booed at Leeds and the mental affect it had on him, the art of scoring goals and much, much more. 

This was Chris’s first every long-form podcast and was such an insightful look behind the scenes of what it takes to get to the top in football.  

We loved it, and hope you do too. 

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