Clive Griffiths (footballer)

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Clive Griffiths
Personal information
Full name Clive Leslie Griffiths
Date of birth (1955-01-22)22 January 1955
Place of birth Pontypridd, Wales
Date of death 29 April 2022(2022-04-29) (aged 67)
Place of death Kansas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Manchester United 7 (0)
1974Plymouth Argyle (loan) 11 (0)
1975–1977 Tranmere Rovers 59 (0)
1975–1977Chicago Sting (loan) 44 (2)
1977–1979 Chicago Sting 82 (0)
1979–1980 Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor) 12 (1)
1980 Tulsa Roughnecks 16 (0)
1980–1981 Chicago Horizon (indoor) 40 (1)
1981–1985 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 112 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Clive Leslie Griffiths (22 January 1955 – 29 April 2022) was a Welsh footballer.

Griffiths was born in Pontypridd on 22 January 1955. He played for Manchester United, Plymouth Argyle and Tranmere Rovers. He also played in the NASL between 1975 and 1980 for the Chicago Sting and Tulsa Roughnecks and for the Chicago Horizon and Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 1983, Griffiths was diagnosed with cancer, and continued to play while receiving chemotherapy.[1]

Griffiths died in Kansas on 29 April 2022, at the age of 67.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Griffiths battles back
  2. ^ "RIP CLIVE: Funeral services for former Sting defender, Comets captain Griffiths on Aug. 20". Front Row Soccer. 11 August 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.

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