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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SPFL TV · 17h

Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic | Two Late Goals Win it For Celtic | Betfred Cup Round 2

Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic scored late on to send Celtic into the next round, after Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo had cancelled out Leigh Griffiths’ opener.

SPFL TV · 17h
Inside Futbol · Aug 20

Celtic Players Paying No Attention To Transfer Debate, Bhoys Star Insists

Celtic hitman Leigh Griffiths says the squad is unaffected by the transfer chatter off the pitch...

Inside Futbol · Aug 20
Scotzine · Aug 20

‘Bring on the Gers’, Griff

LEIGH GRIFFITHS insists Celtic will welcome the challenge of Steven Gerrard’s new-look Rangers this season.

Scotzine · Aug 20
BBC · Aug 20

Celtic will ‘embrace’ Rangers challenge – Griffiths

Striker Leigh Griffiths says Celtic will “embrace the challenge” posed by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers this season...

BBC · Aug 20

Griff Wants Double Celebration

IT’S many Hoopy returns to Leigh Griffiths who celebrates his 28th birthday today.

Evening Times · Aug 19

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths tells Dedryck Boyata “the badge on the front is bigger than the name on the back”

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told Dedryck Boyata that his situation will not be allowed to overshadow the build-up to Thursday night’s Europa League qualifier against Suduva...

Evening Times · Aug 19
Football Hitz · Aug 19

“We’ll welcome Boyata back” – Griffiths makes ‘honest’ admission about Boyata

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told The Scottish Sun that he and his fellow teammates will welcome back contract rebel Dedryck Boyata back to the squad...

Football Hitz · Aug 19
Football Hitz · Aug 19

“We’ll welcome Boyata back” – Griffiths makes ‘honest’ admission about Boyata

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has told The Scottish Sun that he and his fellow teammates will welcome back contract rebel Dedryck Boyata back to the squad...

Football Hitz · Aug 19
VideoCelts · Aug 19

Half a dozen departures before the end of August

In his fifth transfer window the Celtic boss has almost completed a complete turnover of his squad with all of the first team squad, with the exception of Leigh Griffiths, having signed a contract since Rodgers arrived at the club...

VideoCelts · Aug 19
Celts Are Here · Aug 19

Scott Brown Delivers Social Media Message to Fans – Praises Two Celtic Stars

SCOTT BROWN has used his social media account to praise returning star Emilio Izaguirre and Leigh Griffiths for their part in Celtic’s Betfred Cup win.

Celts Are Here · Aug 19
Soccerlens · Aug 19

‘Class above the rest’: Some Celtic fans rave about one player vs Partick Thistle

originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic booked their place in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals after beating Partick Thistle 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Soccerlens · Aug 19
Read Celtic · Aug 19

Celtic player ratings: Partick Thistle (A)

Celtic progressed through to the third round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday as they beat Partick Thistle 3-1 away from home.

Read Celtic · Aug 19
The Celtic Star · Aug 19

Celtic Fans TV – Post match Reaction from Firhill, praise for Gamboa

Celtic Fans TV were outside Firhill yesterday to interview Celtic supporters leaving the game after the 3-1 victory in the League Cup got our season back on track after defeats at Tyncastle and in the Olympic Stadium in Athens...

The Celtic Star · Aug 19
The Celtic Star · Aug 19

‘”So Sorry”Boyata will be welcomed back,’ Celtic star

LEIGH GRIFFITHS has stated that Dedryck Boyata will be made welcome by his Celtic team-mates tomorrow.

The Celtic Star · Aug 19

‘Defence to Blame for Euro Exit,’ Griff

LEIGH GRIFFITHS has blamed Celtic’s dodgy defence for their Champions League downfall.

Daily Record · Aug 19

Leigh Griffiths slams Celtic defence for costing Hoops Champions League playoff spot

Celtic striker let fly at his defensive team mates for their failure to defend properly in the defeat to Athens...

Daily Record · Aug 19
Herald Scotland · Aug 19

Partick Thistle 1 Celtic 3: Unikely hero Gamboa helps Celtic get back on track and avoid unfortunate treble

CELTIC have been serial treble winners under Brendan Rodgers but for a few minutes at least yesterday some observers wondered if the club might be on the cusp of racking up an altogether less fortunate hat-trick...

Herald Scotland · Aug 19
Celtic Fans TV · Aug 18

Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic | Full-time Reaction

Celtic’s defence of the Betfred League Cup began at Firhill with a 1-3 victory over Patrick Thistle.

Celtic Fans TV · Aug 18
Soccer Souls · Aug 18

Top-class Gamboa, average Hendry – The best and the worst-rated Celtic players vs Partick Thistle

Celtic player ratings vs Partick Thistle: Who impressed and who did not? Celtic advanced to the next round of the Betfred Cup after defeating Partick Thistle 3-1 on Saturday at Firhill.

Soccer Souls · Aug 18

Strain-related injury, the Belgian travels

With Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele both approaching full fitness, the continued absence of Odsonne Edouard for the trip to Lithuania should not be too much of a concern, but the fact that our three strikers have all missed games due to strain-related should give the fitness team matters to consider...

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