Brent Griffiths

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Brent Griffiths
Personal information
Full name Brent Griffiths
Date of birth (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
2006–2008 Blackburn Rovers
2008–2009 Perth Glory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Perth Glory 9 (0)
2011 Stirling Lions
2011–2012 Wellington Phoenix 7 (0)
2012 Heidelberg United 9 (1)
2012–2015 Central Coast Mariners 11 (0)
2015–2016 Penang 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2016.

Brent Griffiths (born 24 March 1990) is an Australian footballer who last played for Penang in the Malaysia Super League.

Early life[edit]

Griffiths was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England and raised in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. He attended Mater Dei College in Edgewater, Western Australia

Club career[edit]

Perth Glory[edit]

In May 2009, Griffiths was signed to a professional contract by Perth Glory after playing a season in the national youth league.[1]

Stirling Lions[edit]

After Leaving the Glory, Griffiths joined local Perth team Stirling Lions. While at the club Griffiths went on trial with A-League teams Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners.[2][3]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

Griffiths crossed the ditch to trial with the Wellington Phoenix.[4] On 30 September 2011, Griffiths was signed by A-League club Wellington Phoenix on a 1 year contract after a successful trial.[5]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 30 July 2012 it was announced he had signed a one year deal to play for Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. Griffiths has since won the A-league with Central Coast Mariners in the 2012–13 season whilst also qualifying for the round 16 of the Asian champions league. [6]

Penang[edit]

After Griffiths was released by the Mariners at the end of the 2014–15 season, he signed with Malaysian Super League side Penang FA.[7]

On 9 July 2016, Griffiths and Penang mutually terminated his contract.[8]

Personal life[edit]

His elder brother, Rostyn Griffiths previously played for Eredivisie team Roda JC. The brothers were together, during their stints in the youth set up of English Premier League side, Blackburn Rovers.

A-League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 6 February 2012)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Perth Glory 2010–11 9 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
Wellington Phoenix 2011–12 7 0 0 - - - - - - 7 0 0
Total 16 0 0 - - - - - - 16 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glory add three from youth SBS' The World Game 2 May 2009
  2. ^ "Reds balk at problem new pitch". adelaidenow.com.au. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mariners Shake Out Cobwebs With Win". FourFourTwo Australia. 14 September 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Central defender set to head Phoenix's way". stuff.co.nz. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Griffiths joins Phoenix". footballaustralia.com.au. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  6. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1114718/Brent-Griffiths-joins-Mariners
  7. ^ Davidson, John (2 December 2015). "Brent Griffiths makes Malaysian move". FourFourTwo. 
  8. ^ Zainal, Zulhilmi (9 July 2016). "Aussie defenders released, Turtles sign towering striker". Goal.com. 

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