Leigh Griffiths

Read all the news about Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC. Position: Attacker. Leigh Griffiths was born in Edinburgh on 20 August 1990 (age 28). Follow @Leighgriff09 on Twitter.

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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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Result: Leigh Griffiths makes comeback as Celtic cruise past Sarajevo

Griffiths was given a huge ovation as he came on for his first competitive appearance since December last year...

Leigh Griffiths makes comeback as Celtic cruise past Sarajevo

Leigh Griffiths made his comeback as Celtic eased past Sarajevo in the Champions League qualifiers...

67HailHail · Jul 17

‘A work in progress’ – Celtic boss understandably cautious regarding striker

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is being understandably cautious when it comes to the fitness of striker Leigh Griffiths.

67HailHail · Jul 17
67HailHail · Jul 17

Celtic manager offers hope for star-man tonight

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hasn’t ruled out the possibility of starting Leigh Griffiths vs Sarajevo tonight.

67HailHail · Jul 17
Evening Times · Jul 17

Celtic’s street fighting rascal Leigh Griffiths is getting back to his best

CELTIC’S street fighting rascal is getting back to where everyone associated at the club wants him to be, writes Neil Cameron...

Evening Times · Jul 17
Herald Scotland · Jul 17

Celtic’s street fighting rascal Leigh Griffiths is getting back to his best

CELTIC’S street fighting rascal is getting back to where everyone associated at the club wants him to be, writes Neil Cameron...

Herald Scotland · Jul 17

Neil Lennon ponders Celtic striking options after Griffiths’ return

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has welcomed the return of ‘superb’ Leigh Griffiths after the striker got his first runout Parkhead this year...

Celts Are Here · Jul 16

‘Work in Progress’ – Neil Lennon Dashes Hopes of Striker Start

Neil Lennon has dashed hopes that Celtic fans might see a Leigh Griffiths start at Celtic Park in a competitive fixture for the first time in 2019 on Wednesday night...

Celts Are Here · Jul 16
Read Celtic · Jul 15

Celtic forward insists team-mate guarantees goals after return

Ryan Christie has backed returning Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths’ to guarantee goals throughout the 2019-20 season...

Read Celtic · Jul 15
The Celtic Star · Jul 15

‘We’re still in the mix and we want to keep our players here,’ John Kennedy

CELTIC’S Assistant Manager reckons that the weekend’s friendly against Rennes will stand the Celtic players in good stead for the action ahead and reckons that the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Christopher Jullien and Luca Connell will all be better prepared to feature in the Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night as a result of their...

The Celtic Star · Jul 15
Caught Offside · Jul 15

Celtic star welcomes the return of “priceless” goal hero

It may be one of the most irritating cliches in football that a player “will be like a new signing” following an extended absence from the team – however it might just be true when it comes to Leigh Griffiths...

Caught Offside · Jul 15

Griff ‘Will Be Firing on All Cylinders,’ Insists Christie

RYAN CHRISTIE has welcomed back Leigh Griffiths and insists the striker will again become Celtic’s lethal weapon in their firing squad.

The Celtic Star · Jul 15

Sarajevo game the perfect chance to play Celtic’s lethal attacking triangle

WEDNESDAY night could provide Neil Lennon with the perfect opportunity to experiment with playing two strikers.

The Celtic Star · Jul 15

Ryan Christie backs ‘priceless’ Griffiths to fill Celtic ‘void’

Ryan Christie has hailed the return of striker Leigh Griffiths and backed the hitman to get back to his goalscoring ways...

Boss Rates ‘Rascal’ Griff

LEIGH GRIFFITHS is heading in the right direction as he attempts to make up for seven months in the football wilderness.

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