35 Facts About Leigh Griffiths


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Leigh Griffiths apologised to Hearts and was disciplined by Celtic.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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