Leigh Griffiths

Read all about Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC. Position: Attacker. Leigh Griffiths was born in Edinburgh on 20 August 1990 (age 27). Follow @Leighgriff09 on Twitter.

Leigh Griffiths Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

Leigh Griffiths was a prolific goalscorer for Hibernian in 2012/13 while on loan from Wolves, scoring 28 goals for the Edinburgh side. His performances saw him named PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year. He returned to Wolves for the 2013/14 season and scored an impressive 13 goals for the Molineux side, before making the move to the Scottish champions in the January 2014 transfer window. Griffiths netted his first goal for Celtic in a 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle, and followed that up with a hat-trick at home against Inverness Caley Thistle.

Under Ronny Deila, Griffiths has been played as a winger as well as up front alongside John Guidetti. Alongside his goals against Dundee and Dundee United, Griffiths also managed to score twice after coming on as a substitute against Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup, helping Celtic to a six-goal victory. Griffiths would score his third Celtic career hat-trick against Dundee United in April 2015, making him the recipient of the 2015 Top Goalscorer prize at the Celtic Player of the Year awards.

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FootballFanCast · Jun 22

‘85 per cent done’ – Celtic set to be boosted by major commitment from Neil Lennon signing

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is set to commit himself to Celtic for life with a new long-term contract at the Scottish champions...

FootballFanCast · Jun 22
Evening Times · Jun 22

Davie Hay: Leigh Griffiths up for the challenge of fighting for the starting jersey

The news that Leigh Griffiths is keen on staying at Celtic offers an insight, I think, into his determination to stay and fight for his place at the club...

Evening Times · Jun 22

Celtic Ready To Hand 27 Y/O Prolific Forward A New Contract: Good Move By Rodgers?

Latest reports claim that Leigh Griffiths is close to agreeing on a new long-term contract with Celtic following the arrival of Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain...

Rodgers should use Celtic pre-season tour to experiment with deadly attacking trio

COMMENT It seems that unless something changes dramatically in the next week, Celtic will leave for their pre-season tour to Austria with the deadly attacking trio of Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele and record-signing Odsonne Edouard in their squad...

‘Fit and ready’ – Celtic hitman gives Bhoys huge boost ahead of crunch qualifiers

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has revealed that he is fit and ready to fire the Hoops into the Champions League group stages after an operation last month...

EatSleepSport · Jun 21

Striker predicts tough Euro start

Leigh Griffiths is anticipating a tough opener for Celtic in the Champions League qualifier after being drawn against Alashkert...

EatSleepSport · Jun 21

Griffiths comments add new twist to three-way battle which could define Celtic season

COMMENT The situation involving Celtic’s strikers took an intriguing twist following some recent comments made by Hoops forward Leigh Griffiths...

‘I was praying’ – Griffiths glad that Celtic not revisiting hostile ground this season

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has expressed his relief that the Hoops are not returning to Nothern Ireland to face Linfield in this season’s Champions League qualifies...

EatSleepSport · Jun 21

Striker predicts tough Euro start

Leigh Griffiths is anticipating a tough opener for Celtic in the Champions League qualifier after being drawn against Alashkert...

EatSleepSport · Jun 21
Celts Are Here · Jun 21

85% Done – Celtic Star Locked in Talks Over New Parkhead Deal

LEIGH GRIFFITHS has revealed the club and his representatives are locked in talks over a new deal, even though there is still a long way to go on his current deal...

Celts Are Here · Jun 21

‘Deal Me in for Life, Celts,’ Griff

LEIGH GRIFFITHS is set to pledge his future to Celtic for the rest of his career.

Talks ongoing: Celtic on brink of major new striker deal – confirmed

Celtic are close to agreeing an extended contract for striker Leigh Griffiths.

Evening Times · Jun 21

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths ditched summer holiday to get into the gym

While exotic destinations and luxury travel were crammed into the bulk of the Celtic squad’s June itinerary, Leigh Griffiths eschewed the planes, trains and automobiles for extra time in the gym...

Evening Times · Jun 21
Evening Times · Jun 21

Leigh Griffiths eyes deal to make him a Celt for life

Leigh Griffiths has revealed that he is close to penning a long-term deal to make him a Celtic player for life – and the striker has vowed to fight for his place at the club following the permanent arrival of Odsonne Edouard...

Evening Times · Jun 21
Daily Mail · Jun 20

Leigh Griffiths set to commit to Celtic for rest of his career

Leigh Griffiths is set to pledge his future to Celtic for the rest of his career...

Daily Mail · Jun 20
The Celtic Star · Jun 20

An 85% certainty! Celtic striker’s new contract, factor 50 for the bald Broony

LEIGH GRIFFITHS reckons that the 7000 mile round trip to Armenia to play Alashkert in intense heat is a price worth paying to avoid having to face Linfield again in the Champions League qualifying rounds...

The Celtic Star · Jun 20
Herald Scotland · Jun 20

Leigh Griffiths close to signing new Celtic deal

LEIGH GRIFFITHS is close to agreeing an extension to his deal at Celtic...

Herald Scotland · Jun 20
Herald Scotland · Jun 20

No fun in the sun for Leigh Griffiths as he faces up to biggest challenge at Celtic to date

LEIGH GRIFFITHS hasn’t been short of a challenge or two in his time at Celtic, and the striker has met the majority of them head on...

Herald Scotland · Jun 20
Daily Record · Jun 20

Leigh Griffiths relieved Celtic not returning to Linfield as he provides update on new Hoops deal

The Hoops striker also revealed he’s close to signing a new deal at the club...

Daily Record · Jun 20
The Scotsman · Jun 20

Leigh Griffiths gives up holiday to be fit for Celtic’s early start

Not for Leigh Griffiths a fortnight lying on his back in sunny climes, refreshing himself for the new season...

The Scotsman · Jun 20
Daily Star · Jun 20

Celtic star predicting ‘frustrating’ season after Brendan Rodgers’ latest signing

CELTIC striker Leigh Griffiths admits he could be in for a ‘frustrating’ season following the signing of Odsonne Edouard...

Daily Star · Jun 20

‘We Can’t Rely Solely on Griff’

SCOTLAND cannot afford to rely simply on Leigh Griffiths for goals as they prepare for the Nations League encounters.

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