Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (Attacker) was born in Edinburgh on 20 August 1990 (age 29). 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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Partick Thistle defender left with mixed emotions after Celtic agony

James Penrice was one of Partick Thistle’s better players against Celtic- but he wasn’t entirely satisfied at full time.

Celtic Scottish Cup victim laughably claims he didn’t touch Frimpong

Partick Thistle’s James Penrice laughably told Jeremie Frimpong that he didn’t touch him after Saturday’s flashpoint.

‘It Was About Time He Scored Again’, Celt Sums Up Griff

LEIGH GRIFFITHS marked his first start in five months with the opening goal in the 2-1 Scottish Cup triumph over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday night...

Partick Thistle 1, Celtic 2: Five things we learned

CELTIC booked their place in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a by-the-numbers win over Partick Thistle in Maryhill...

Partick Thistle 1, Celtic 2: Five things we learned

CELTIC booked their place in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a by-the-numbers win over Partick Thistle in Maryhill...

The Celtic Blog · Jan 19

Griffiths Faces SFA Rap For Insult To The Deaf – An Exclusive By Keith Jackass.

Leigh Griffiths is facing a broad range of SFA sanctions after he made a gesture yesterday which appeared to mock the deaf...

The Celtic Star · Jan 19

‘Over to you Sparky’ – Leigh Griffiths and his chances of keeping the jersey

Elvis Pressley sums it up. “A little less conversation, a little more action please”.

Transfer Tavern · Jan 19

‘Shocking performance’ – These Celtic fans say one man’s showing is ‘nothing new’

Celtic fans have slammed referee Alan Muir following their side’s 2-1 victory against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Leigh Griffiths’ latest social media message to Celtic supporters brings joy

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was quick to take to Instagram this weekend to share his joy at getting back on the scoresheet for the Scottish champions.

Exclusive: Paul Robinson raves over spurred-on Celtic player who is ‘Proving a point’

Paul Robinson heaped praise on Celtic attacker Leigh Griffiths following his performance against Partick Thistle on Saturday.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Sky Sports pundit believes £10m striker would fancy a move to Celtic; two others suggested

Former Celtic player Davie Provan has made three signing suggestions for manager Neil Lennon during this January transfer window, writing in his Scottish Sun column.

67HailHail · Jan 19

“I’ve had to bite my tongue” – Celtic man hits back at media figures

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was looking to respond to recent critics with his celebration against Partick Thistle on Saturday night.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Griffiths gives view on Klimala signing for Celtic

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has spoken out for the first time on the Patryk Klimala signing.

67HailHail · Jan 19

‘Brilliant’, ‘More game time’: Some Celtic fans were delighted with one man’s Saturday display

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths found himself back in amongst the goals for the Hoops on Saturday evening, helping Neil Lennon’s side progress in the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle...

Read Celtic · Jan 19

Gallery: Four things learned from Celtic’s win over Partick Thistle

Celtic advanced to the fifth round of this season’s Scottish Cup with a pretty simple, yet still not convincing victory over cross-town rivals Partick Thistle...

Celtic FC · Jan 19

Leigh Griffiths: Competition for places is great for squad

LEIGH Griffiths returned to action last night (Saturday) with the opening goal in Celtic’s 2-1 Scottish Cup fouth round win over Partick Thistle...

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

Video: ‘My time at Celtic is far from finished, believe me’ – Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths got what every striker needs against Partick Thistle yesterday, a goal.

The Celtic Star · Jan 19

Patryk Klimala believes he is ‘90 per cent’ Jamie Vardy

It is no secret that Celtic needed to sign a new striker this January after seeing both Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo struggle for the first half of the season.

HITC · Jan 19

Celtic star really doesn’t like what everyone is saying about him

Leigh Griffiths is back among the goals for Celtic...

Defiant Griff Hits Back at Doubters: ‘That’s a Message to Them’

FIRED-UP Leigh Griffiths scored his first goal for Celtic in five months in the 2-1 Scottish Cup victory over Championship Partick Thistle at Firhill last night.

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