Rostyn Griffiths

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Rostyn Griffiths
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Griffiths playing for North Queensland Fury in 2009
Personal information
Full name Rostyn John Griffiths
Date of birth (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Perth Glory
Number 5
Youth career
ECU Joondalup
2003–2006 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2008 Gretna (loan) 12 (0)
2008 Accrington Stanley (loan) 13 (1)
2009 Adelaide United 2 (0)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 23 (3)
2010–2012 Central Coast Mariners 48 (4)
2012–2014 Guangzhou R&F 34 (1)
2014– Perth Glory 10 (3)
National team
2005 Australia U-17 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 July 2010

Rostyn John Griffiths (born 10 March 1988) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays for A-League team Perth Glory.

Club career[edit]

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Griffiths started his youth career with Australian club ECU Joondalup before moving to England to play for Blackburn Rovers where he never made a senior appearance but during the time he spent at Blackburn he joined Gretna on loan in January 2008.[1] where he made his debut for the side against Heart of Midlothian in February.[2]

He signed a one-year deal with Blackburn in January 2008 and was sent on loan to Accrington Stanley for the remainder of his contract.[3]

On 3 February 2009 he was signed as an injury replacement player by A-League club Adelaide United. With the initial agreement only covering a four-week stint, there is an option to extend that to a two-year contract.[4] However, it is a permanent deal, and not a loan.

On 2 July 2009, it was announced that Griffiths would join A-League club North Queensland Fury for their inaugural season. On 8 August 2009 he started in Fury's first A-league match and scored the Fury's first ever goal in a competitive match against Sydney FC.

On 29 February 2012 it was announced that he had signed for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou for a fee that was undisclosed at the time, but later revealed to be $1.3 million, a record sum for an Australian transfer.[5][6]

On 23 January 2014 it was announced that Griffiths returned to the A-League, signing with Perth Glory.[7]

On 4 December 2014, Rostyn Griffiths scored his first goal of the 2014/15 season against Sydney FC in the 84th minute before Andy Keogh scored in the 86th minute to earn a late 2-1 comeback. [8]

International career[edit]

Griffiths has played for Australia's National under 17 team. While he was still playing for Blackburn, he was courted by Wales' national teams, due to a Welsh link on his Grandfather's side but, at that point, had not yet decided on his international allegiance.[9]

Honors[edit]

Central Coast Mariners:

Australia:

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