Leigh Griffiths Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Leigh Griffiths
  • Born: August 20th, 1990 (Leith)
  • Height: 5' 9

Career



Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
2009-10 32 (7) 21 - - - -
2010-11 23 12 - - - -
2021-22 9 (6) 2 - - - -
TOTAL 64 (13) 35 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Griffiths burst onto the scene with Livingston and his career could have tool a different path if Tony Mowbury wasn't sacked by West Bromwich Albion, whom he was he invited to train with at one time.

A move to Dundee was instead on the cards and in June 2009, Griffiths signed for the Dee in a £125,000 deal.

An instant hit at Dens Park, Leigh became a fans favourite but unfortunately in his first season, he couldn't stop the teams late season slump which seen them lose out to Inverness Caley Thistle for the First Division title.

He did play his part in the Final of the Alba Challenge Cup that season that seen the Dee come back from two-nil down to win the cup 3-2.

The following season, Dundee started the 2010-11 campaign off badly and the club would enter administration for a second time.

In the face of uncertainty, the team of players that were left pulled together and went on an unbelievable run to save the club from relegation, with Griffiths one of the stand outs.

His performances and vital goals alerted the attentions of possible suitors and Griffiths was sold to Wolves in at the end of January for around £150,000. This transfer fee, though not anywhere near the true valuation of the striker, was huge in the sense that it would be massive towards saving the club.

Leigh made one appearance in the League Cup during his first three seasons with Wolves but he was loaned out to Hibs for two of them, scoring 39 times in 78 games.

With Wolves relegated to League On for 2013-14, Griffiths found himself getting more game time and scored 12 league goals during that campaign.

The following season, his to earned him a move to Celtic for an undisclosed fee but it was understood to be for £1 million.

A hugely successful career with the Glasgow club seen Griffiths seen him win 7 league title, 3 Scottish Cups and 4 League Cups.

Due to off-field problems in 2018, he wouldn't feature as many times as previous season and despite being handed a one-year extension in 2021, Griffith was loaned to Dundee on a season long loan.

Debut (as sub)

August 1st, 2009
Dundee 5 - 0 Stranraer

League Cup (1st Round)

Full Debut

August 18th, 2009
Cowdenbeath 0 - 3 Dundee

Challenge Cup (Second Round)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 50 (11)231 91
Scottish Cup 41- 11
League Cup 5 (2)7- 3-
Challenge Cup 541 --
Totals: 64 (13)352 132

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 26/12/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
 18/12/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
 27/10/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 0 - 5
 23/10/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
 16/10/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 26/12/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
 16/10/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1
 18/12/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 18/01/22 Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 2
 26/12/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 18/12/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 14/12/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 11/12/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 3
 04/12/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 01/12/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 27/11/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 30/10/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 27/10/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 5
 23/10/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 16/10/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 25/09/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 22/09/21 Premier Sports Quarter Final vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 19/09/21 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 1
 11/09/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 0
 22/01/11 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 09/01/11 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 4
 02/01/11 First Division vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 18/12/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 14/12/10 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 11/12/10 First Division vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 06/11/10 First Division vs. Partick (H)  2 - 1
 30/10/10 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 3
 23/10/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 16/10/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/10 First Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 25/09/10 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 18/09/10 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 0
 11/09/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 28/08/10 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 24/08/10 2nd Round vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 21/08/10 First Division vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 14/08/10 First Division vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 10/08/10 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 4
 07/08/10 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 31/07/10 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 24/07/10 1st Round vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 17/04/10 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 10/04/10 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 0
 30/03/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 27/03/10 Division One vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 23/03/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 17/03/10 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 13/03/10 Quarter-Final vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 06/03/10 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 20/02/10 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 06/02/10 Fifth Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 30/01/10 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 1
 23/01/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 1
 20/01/10 Fourth Round vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 0
 17/01/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 03/01/10 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 1
 26/12/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 19/12/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/12/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 01/12/09 Division One vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 22/11/09 Final vs. Inverness CT (N)  3 - 2
 07/11/09 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 31/10/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 27/10/09 Quarter-Final vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 24/10/09 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 17/10/09 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 10/10/09 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 0
 04/10/09 Semi-Final vs. Annan (H)  3 - 0
 26/09/09 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 22/09/09 Third Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 19/09/09 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 2
 12/09/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 06/09/09 Quarter-Final vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/09 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/09 Second Round vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 2
 22/08/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/09 Second Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 15/08/09 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 01/08/09 1st Round vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 26/12/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 16/10/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 18/12/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 06/11/10 First Division vs. Partick (H)  2 - 1
 30/10/10 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 3
 23/10/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 16/10/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 1
 25/09/10 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 24/08/10 2nd Round vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 24/08/10 2nd Round vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 10/08/10 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 4
 31/07/10 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 17/04/10 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 23/03/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 06/02/10 Fifth Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/01/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 1
 17/01/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 17/01/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 26/12/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 19/12/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/12/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 27/10/09 Quarter-Final vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 17/10/09 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 10/10/09 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 0
 26/09/09 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 26/09/09 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 22/09/09 Third Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 06/09/09 Quarter-Final vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 06/09/09 Quarter-Final vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 25/08/09 Second Round vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 2
 18/08/09 Second Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 01/08/09 1st Round vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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