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Griffiths playing for North Queensland Fury in 2009
|Full name||Rostyn John Griffiths|
|Date of birth||10 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2008||→ Gretna (loan)||12||(0)|
|2008||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||13||(1)|
|2009–2010||North Queensland Fury||23||(3)|
|2010–2012||Central Coast Mariners||48||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. where he made his debut for the side against Heart of Midlothian in February.
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. 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.
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.
- OFC U-17 Championship: 2005
- "Gretna add two loan youngsters". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
- "Hearts 2–0 Gretna". BBC Sport. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
- Rostyn Griffiths – Blackburn Rovers Official Site Profile
- Adelaide signs Blackburn midfielder
- "ROSTYN GRIFFITHS RETURNS TO WA". Football Federation Australia. 23 January 2014.
- "Perth Glory beats Sydney FC 2-1 with two late strikes to top A-League ladder". "ABC Net". 4 December 2014.
- "Aussie Rostyn For Wales?". Australian Four Four Two. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2009.