Adam Griffiths

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Adam Griffiths
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Personal information
Full name Adam David Griffiths
Date of birth (1979-08-21) 21 August 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
Kedah FA
Number 3
Youth career
1995–1996 Sydney United
1997 Sutherland Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Sutherland Sharks 6 (1)
1999–2001 Northern Spirit 21 (1)
2000 Gippsland Falcons (loan) 7 (1)
2001 Manly United (loan) 21 (9)
2002–2003 Newcastle United Jets 31 (1)
2004–2005 Oostende 27 (0)
2005–2006 Watford 0 (0)
2006 Bournemouth 7 (1)
2006–2007 Brentford 37 (1)
2007–2009 Newcastle Jets 38 (3)
2009 Gold Coast United 1 (0)
2009 Al-Shabab 15 (0)
2010 Adelaide United 8 (0)
2010–2011 Hangzhou Greentown 33 (3)
2012–2013 Sydney FC 18 (0)
2013 Selangor FA 16 (3)
2014– Kedah FA 16 (4)
National team
2008 Australia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 May 2014

Adam Griffiths (born 21 August 1979 in Sydney) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Kedah.

Club career[edit]

Griffiths played for a number of Australian clubs before moving to Europe with Belgian club Oostende, and later England with Watford. He moved to another English club, League One side Brentford on 11 July 2006.[1]

Griffiths was released by Brentford on 16 May 2007 and rejoined former club Newcastle Jets the next day.[2] His twin brother Joel Griffiths also played for the Newcastle Jets.[3]

Griffiths playing for Newcastle Jets in 2007.

He made his A-League debut in Round 1 of the 2007–08 A-League season against Perth Glory,[4] and scored his first goal in the A-League in Round 5 against Melbourne Victory.

As of Thursday 20 November 2008, Griffiths signed for new expansion club Gold Coast United, on a three-year contract starting in the 2009/2010 season.[5]

After playing only one game for Gold Coast, Griffiths moved to Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab, in a deal worth $1.2 million a season plus a $650,000 transfer fee.[6] It is now reported that Griffiths will be leaving Al Shabab and returning to Gold Coast under the terms of his deal.

On 3 February 2010, Griffiths signed with Adelaide United for the club's Asian Champions League campaign.[7]

Later in 2010, Griffiths moved to China to join Hangzhou Greentown who he helped clinch qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League after a fourth-place finish in the 2010 CSL season.

On 4 June 2012, Griffiths signed a 1-year deal with Sydney FC.[8]

However, as a result of Sydney FC failing to qualify for the A-League finals, Griffiths, along with teammates Paul Reid, Krunoslav Lovrek, Trent McClenahan, Nathan Sherlock and Jarrod Kyle were released by Sydney FC at the conclusion of the 2012–13 A-League season.[9]

Subsequently, Adam joined Malaysian side Selangor FA in April 2013 until the end of the 2013 Malaysian football season.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Adam's twin brother, Joel and younger brother, Ryan, are also professional footballers.[11] Adam is also an artist and up-and-coming film director and writer.[12] He is married to the actress Lily Brown.

Honours[edit]

Newcastle Jets:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffiths Signs". Brentford F.C. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Ritson, Jon (26 July 2007). "Adam's Set For Take-Off at Jets". Australian FourFourTwo. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Cockerill, Michael (5 August 2005). "Twin peaks, and now for the sequel". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  4. ^ Chadwick, Justin (26 August 2007). "Glory, Jets share points". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Griffiths signs for Gold Coast United". ninemsn.com.au. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Big offer just too good to refuse
  7. ^ "Reds sign Griffiths for ACL". FOXSports. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  8. ^ "Sydney FC sign Adam Griffiths". Daily Telegraph. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  9. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1147404/Sydney-FC-culls-its-roster
  10. ^ http://www.foxsportsasia.com/home/news/detail/item962353/
  11. ^ Griffith brothers to play big part in A-League finals
  12. ^ Adam's artistry on and off field

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