Adam Griffin

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Adam Griffin
Adam Griffin.jpg
Griffin training with Hyde in 2011
Personal information
Full name Adam Griffin[1]
Date of birth (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Salford, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Defender, Winger
Club information
Current team
Altrincham
Number 3
Youth career
Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Oldham Athletic 62 (3)
2003 Chester City (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006 Oxford United (loan) 9 (0)
2006 Stockport County (loan) 21 (2)
2006–2008 Stockport County 70 (4)
2008–2009 Darlington 17 (0)
2009–2011 Stockport County 63 (1)
2011–2013 Hyde 92 (4)
2013– Altrincham 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Griffin (born 26 August 1984) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Altrincham.

He started his career at Oldham Athletic, having loan spells with Chester City, Oxford United and Stockport County. After a successful loan at Stockport, he was signed on a permanent basis in 2006. After two seasons with Stockport he was released and subsequently joined Darlington where he stayed for the 2008–09 season before returning to Stockport at the start of 2009–10. After Stockport's relegation from the Football League in 2011, he was released and joined Hyde in August the same year. He signed for Altrincham in December 2013.

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Born in Salford, Greater Manchester,[1] Griffin started his career as a trainee with Oldham Athletic, making his debut against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the 2001–02 season,[3] before joining Football Conference side Chester City in January 2003 for a temporary spell on work experience.[4] He secured a regular place in the Oldham first team in November 2003, making 27 appearances in all competitions in the 2003–04 season,[3] and was rewarded with a new 12-month contract in May 2004.[5] Griffin made a further 46 appearances in the 2004–05 season,[3] then joined Oxford United on loan in November 2005.[3] He returned to Oldham in January 2006 after playing 13 matches during his two-month loan spell,[6] then joined Stockport County on loan until the end of the 2005–06 season,[7] making 21 appearances in the remainder of the season.[3]

Griffin signed a permanent two-year contract with Stockport County in August 2006.[8] Griffin was released from his contract with Stockport after the club was promoted at the end of the 2007–08 season and joined Darlington in July 2008.[9] He rejoined Stockport in July 2009. In May 2011 he was informed that he would not be offered a contract by the club for the 2011–12 season,[10] despite winning Stockport's 'player of the year' award for the 2010–11 season and making 48 appearances.[11]

Non-League[edit]

On 19 August 2011, he signed for Hyde.[12] He made his debut on 22 August 2011, playing as a left-back, as his new side won 4–0 against Hinckley United.[13] He opened his goalscoring account for the club, scoring an injury-time goal in Hyde's 3–2 defeat at FC Halifax Town in October 2011.[14] He scored the winning goal in their 1–0 win against Blyth Spartans in November.[15] He scored his second goal of the month when he scored a free-kick in injury-time as part of a 1–0 win away to Matlock Town in the FA Trophy.[16]

Griffin signed for Altrincham in December 2013,[17] and made 28 appearances for them in the 2013–14 season as they were promoted to the Conference Premier via the Conference North play-offs.[18]

Honours[edit]

Stockport County

Hyde

Altrincham

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1761–2006". FindMyPast. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Adam Griffin Profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Adam Griffin". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Chester land Griffin". BBC Sport. 7 January 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Six new deals given out". BBC Sport. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Midfielder Griffin leaves Oxford". BBC Sport. 16 January 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "County bring in Latics defender". BBC Sport. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Stockport sign defender Griffin". BBC Sport. 11 August 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Darlington snap up Stockport pair". BBC Sport. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  10. ^ "2011–12 retained list revealed". Stockport County F.C. 25 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Griffin Joins the Tigers". Football Conference. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "New Signing". Hyde F.C. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Match Details: Hyde 4–0 Hinckley United". Hyde F.C. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Match Details: FC Halifax Town 3 – 2 Hyde". Hyde Football Club: Database. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hyde 1 – 0 Blyth Spartans". Hyde Football Club: Database. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Matlock Town 0 – 1 Hyde". Hyde Football Club: Database. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Experienced Griffin joins Alty". Pitchero Non League. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "A. Griffin". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Fletcher, Paul (26 May 2008). "Stockport 3–2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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