35 Facts About Leigh Griffiths

1.

Leigh Griffiths was born on 20 August 1990 and is a Scottish professional footballer who most recently played played as a striker for Australian club Mandurah City.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,733
2.

Leigh Griffiths was recalled by Celtic and released at the end of the January 2022 transfer window, after which he signed for Scottish League One club Falkirk.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,734
3.

Leigh Griffiths trained with Premier League team West Bromwich Albion in April 2009 and impressed enough to warrant a move, but manager Tony Mowbray departed soon afterwards and the club moved onto other targets.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,735
4.

On 25 June 2009, Leigh Griffiths completed a £125,000 move to Scottish First Division rivals Dundee, despite having an offer rejected for the player back in April.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,736
5.

Leigh Griffiths became a fans favourite during his spell at Dundee and scored 34 goals in 62 appearances, which included a memorable 30-yard free kick in the Scottish League Cup against Rangers.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,737
6.

On 27 January 2011, Leigh Griffiths signed for English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a two-and-a-half-year contract after he successfully completed a two-week trial.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,738
7.

Leigh Griffiths was an unused substitute against Tottenham in March 2011, but did not feature again in part of any matchday squads during the club's remaining fixtures that season.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,739
8.

New Wolves manager Kenny Jackett affirmed that Leigh Griffiths was part of his plans for their campaign in League One, and he made his league debut for the club on 3 August 2013 against Preston, some two-and-a-half years since first signing.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,740
9.

Leigh Griffiths scored his first goals for the club a week later when he scored twice against Gillingham, having agreed a new long-term contract.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,741
10.

Leigh Griffiths moved on a 6-month loan in August 2011 to Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,742
11.

Leigh Griffiths was criticised by the Hibs manager, Pat Fenlon, after he was suspended for a second time for gesturing at supporters.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,743
12.

Leigh Griffiths's form dipped after this as he scored two goals in the next thirteen matches.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,744
13.

In January 2013, Leigh Griffiths trained with his parent club Wolves to allow new manager Dean Saunders to assess him.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,745
14.

Leigh Griffiths was included in the SPL Team of the Year and named player of the year in the Scottish Premier League Yearly Awards.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,746
15.

Leigh Griffiths signed a four-year deal with Scottish champions Celtic for an undisclosed fee on 31 January 2014.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,747
16.

Leigh Griffiths provided assists for Stokes' first two goals in the first half, before Leigh Griffiths scored himself in the second half, latching on to pass from Stokes and shooting in to the far corner of the net.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,748
17.

Leigh Griffiths finished the season with 7 goals from 14 appearances for Celtic.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,749
18.

Leigh Griffiths apologised to Hearts and was disciplined by Celtic.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,750
19.

Leigh Griffiths was charged and cautioned with an offence, related to an incident in the Edinburgh pub, under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act in January 2015.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,751
20.

Leigh Griffiths admitted the offence during a court appearance in September 2015, for which he was admonished.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,752
21.

Leigh Griffiths was used mainly as a substitute by new Celtic manager Ronny Deila in the first couple of months of the following season.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,753
22.

Manager Ronny Deila stated that Leigh Griffiths needed to improve his fitness, stressing the importance of being a "24-hour athlete".

FactSnippet No. 1,809,754
23.

Leigh Griffiths went on to score six goals in his next ten games for Celtic.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,755
24.

Leigh Griffiths signed a new contract with Celtic on 18 December, extending his commitment with the club to 2021.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,756
25.

Leigh Griffiths was a key player in Celtic's fifth successive league title success, scoring 31 goals in the league.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,757
26.

Leigh Griffiths celebrated his goal with a scarf thrown into the pitch by Celtic fans and made headlines for allegedly wiping contents of his nose on the Ibrox corner flag.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,758
27.

On 30 August 2018, Leigh Griffiths scored his 100th goal for Celtic when he netted the opener against FK Suduva, making him the first player to do so since John Hartson thirteen years earlier.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,759
28.

In September, Leigh Griffiths signed a new contract with Celtic that was due to run until 2022.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,760
29.

Leigh Griffiths moved to Australia in August 2022 and signed for third-tier club Mandurah City on a short-term deal.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,761
30.

Leigh Griffiths scored on his debut for the Dolphins in a league win over Western Knights.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,762
31.

Leigh Griffiths was a regular for the Scotland under-19 team, and was then selected to play for the Scotland under-21 team.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,763
32.

Leigh Griffiths was recalled for qualification games against Luxembourg and Austria in September 2012.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,764
33.

Leigh Griffiths was added to the full Scotland squad in November 2012 for a friendly match against Luxembourg.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,765
34.

Leigh Griffiths scored further goals against Malta and Slovenia during 2018 World Cup qualifying.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,766
35.

Leigh Griffiths was recalled to the squad in November 2020, and was part of the squad which won the play-off qualifier which put Scotland through to Euro 2020.

FactSnippet No. 1,809,767