Leigh Griffith signs for Australian club Mandurah City

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Fоrmer Сeltiс striker Leigh Griffiths hаs аt lаst fоund himself а new сlub аnd hаs hаd tо gо tо the оther side оf the wоrld tо асhieve his tаrget tо соntinue рlаying fооtbаll this seаsоn. His destinаtiоn is Аustrаliа but nоt tо оne оf the tор сlub’s in the А-Leаgue but insteаd tо minnоws Mаndurаh Сity, а сlub few оf us will hаve ever heаrd оf.

An official club statement from Mandurah City upon signing Leigh Griffiths

“Mandurah City Football Club are delighted to announce that former Scotland and Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths will be joining the club.

The experienced 31-year-old striker is a proven goal scorer in the Scottish Premier League and on an International level.

Born in Edinburgh, Griffiths’ senior career commenced at the age of 16 for Livingston FC. He then went on to play for Dundee, Wolverhampton Wanderers & Hibernian before signing for Celtic. There he made over 200 appearances scoring over 115 goals. Throughout Leigh’s career so far, he won multiple awards which include PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League Player of the Year & Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year.

Leigh represented Scotland at an under-19 and under-21 level. Also he was part of the squad that reached the 2011 UEFA Under-21 Championship play-offs, narrowly losing out to Iceland. With his undoubtable talent Leigh went on to make 22 appearances for his country. He scored 4 goals including the 2 well known free kicks against England in 2017.

Mandurah Head Coach John Baird is delightful to complete the services of the Scotsman for the remainder of the year. Leigh is undoubtedly one of the biggest signings in not only Mandurah’s history but one of the biggest in Australian NPL & State League football history.

In the Facebook group C’Mon the hoops, Daniel James said the following:

“What on earth, as an Aussie living in Glasgow, let me inform you, he has just signed in the Australian 3rd division (Very likely cashed up local club) in Western Australia. NPL1 which is the second division is probably the equivelent to Scottish League 2; and he’s in the league below that. Fair dinkum mate.”

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