Mal Griffiths

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Mal Griffiths
Personal information
Full name William Maldwyn Griffiths
Date of birth 8 March 1919
Place of birth Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Date of death 5 April 1969(1969-04-05) (aged 50)
Place of death Wigston Magna, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1938 Arsenal 9 (5)
1936–1937 Margate (loan)
1938–1956 Leicester City 373 (66)
1956–1957 Burton Albion
National team
1947–1954 Wales 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Maldwyn "Mal" Griffiths (8 March 1919[1] – 5 April 1969[2]) was a Welsh footballer who played as an outside right for Leicester City and Wales.[2]

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Griffiths started out in local football before signing for Arsenal. After a spell at Arsenal's nursery club Margate he returned to the senior team and played nine league games (scoring five goals) in 1937-38 as Arsenal won the old First Division.[3]

He moved to Leicester City for the 1938-39 season, and went on to play 373 League games for the Foxes over the next 18 years.[1] He also made 36 FA Cup appearances for Leicester, and along with wartime games, his overall total appearances numbered 420, with 79 goals scored.[4] He finished his career with Burton Albion.[1]

Griffiths also won eleven caps for Wales, scoring two goals.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Post-War Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ "1937-38 competition statistics". Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Leicester player stats at