Leroy Griffiths

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Leroy Griffiths
Personal information
Full name Leroy Henerica Septon Griffiths[1]
Date of birth (1976-12-30) 30 December 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Lambeth, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Haringey Borough
Youth career
Sutton United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Walton Casuals 1 (0)
1999–2001 Hampton & Richmond Borough
2001–2003 Queens Park Rangers 36 (3)
2002 Farnborough Town (loan) 4 (0)
2002 Margate (loan) 2 (0)
2003 Farnborough Town
2003–2005 Grays Athletic 63 (28)
2005–2007 Fisher Athletic 42 (23)
2006 Aldershot Town (loan) 17 (6)
2007 Grays Athletic (loan) 13 (2)
2007 Havant & Waterlooville 5 (1)
2007 Corinthian-Casuals 0 (0)
2007 Lewes 4 (1)
2007–2008 Gillingham (loan) 6 (1)
2008 Gillingham 18 (1)
2008 Eastleigh 1 (0)
2008–2011 Staines Town
2011–2012 Sutton United 59 (20)
2012 Redhill
2012 Thurrock 1 (1)
2013 Harrow Borough 9 (0)
2013–2014 Leatherhead (1)
2014 Grays Athletic 19 (3)
2014 Hereford United (dual registration) 1 (0)
2014 Lewes 14 (2)
2015–2016 Haringey Borough
2016– Bedford Town 21 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:55, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

Leroy Henerica Septon Griffiths (born 30 December 1976) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bedford Town.

Career[edit]

Griffiths started his career at Sutton United, before short spells with Walton Casuals, Banstead and Corinthian-Casuals. He joined Hampton & Richmond Borough in February 2000, and caught the eye of professional clubs when scoring over twenty league goals in his first full season.[2]

After being given a trial by Norwich City, Griffiths made a handful of appearances for the reserves but was not offered a permanent deal. He was later signed by QPR manager Ian Holloway for £40,000.[3]

Scoring three times in 23 appearances for Rangers during the 2001-02 season, he fell out of favour at Loftus Road, and joined Farnborough Town on a three-month loan in August 2002. Returning to QPR in early November, he then joined Conference side Margate on loan in mid-November.[4]

Upon his release in July 2003, Griffiths spent time training with Farnborough Town and signed for the club in August 2002. After just one month, he signed a two-year contract with Grays Athletic.[2]

Despite scoring 26 times for the Gravelmen during the 2004-05 season, which saw them storm to the Conference South title and FA Trophy final, he was left out of the trophy side following a disagreement with teammate Vill Powell and club officials over a new contract.[2]

Joining Fisher Athletic ahead of the 2005-06 campaign, he later lined-up for Aldershot Town on loan while marking his debut with a brace. Upon his return to Fisher, he was loaned to former club Grays Athletic in February 2007.[2]

Griffiths joined Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville after his departure from Fisher, before spells with Corinthian-Casuals and Lewes. Teaming up with Mark Stimson, his former manager from Grays Athletic, he joined Gillingham on loan in November 2007, before making the move permanent in January 2008.[5]

Leaving the club at the end of the season, he signed for non-league side Eastleigh, before a two-year spell with Staines Town. Joining the Swans in August 2008, it wasn’t until January 2010 when he left Wheatsheaf Park to sign for childhood club Sutton United. Making 88 appearances in all competitions, he scored 22 goals for the U’s.[6]

He then endured a number of short spells with non-league clubs, featuring for Redhill, Thurrock, Harrow Borough and Leatherhead in the following months.[7] A third spell with Grays Athletic in 2014 saw him dual registered with Hereford United, before he left the two clubs to return to Lewes.[8]

Starting the 2015-16 season with Haringey Borough, he joined Bedford Town in March 2016.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Flown From the Nest - Leroy Griffiths". www.ex-canaries.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Chris (2001-07-30). "Queens Park Rangers 3 - 1 Chelsea". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Margate 1-1 Telford". BBC. 2002-11-09. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Ian. "Former QPR striker aims for promotion with Harrow Borough". Kilburn Times. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Flashback Friday: Leroy Griffiths arrives to help land the Ryman Premier title". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Leroy Griffiths - Past Players - Harrow Borough Football Club". www.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  8. ^ "Griffiths Leaves Blues Once More". nonleague.pitchero.com. 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  9. ^ "Eagles 1 Potters Bar Town 1 - News - Bedford Town Football Club". www.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 

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