Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths
Quick Facts About Leigh Griffiths
Celebrated Name Leigh Griffiths
Age 33 years old
Nick Name Sparky
Birth Name Leigh Griffiths
Birth Date 1990-08-20
Gender Male
Profession Scottish footballer
Nationality Scottish
Place of Birth Leith, Scotland, the UK.
Ethnicity white Caucasian
Horoscope Leo
Religion Christianity
Brother Mark Griffiths and Paul Griffiths.
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status unmarried
Girlfriend Caitlyn Melville
Children 5
Son Rhys and Jacob
Daughter Kacie, Layla and Ellie
Net Worth £5.98 million
Salary £780,000 annually
Height 5 ft 9 inches
Weight 65 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic build
Hair Color Ash-brown
Eye Color brown
Hair Style French-comb

Leigh Griffiths re-joined Dundee on a season-long loan. Griffiths made his second debut for Dundee in a 0–0 with Livingston on 11 September. During a League Cup match on 22 September, Griffiths appeared to kick a smoke bomb into a section of St Johnstone fans. Two days later he was charged with culpable and reckless conduct in relation to that incident.

Who is Leigh Griffiths?

Leigh Griffiths is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Dundee, on loan from Celtic and the Scotland national team.

Griffiths started his career at Livingston where he made his debut as a sixteen-year-old. He then moved to Dundee in 2009 for £125,000. During his five years in the Scottish First Division, he earned six players of the month awards. With Dundee in financial trouble, Griffiths moved to Wolves for around £150,000 in January 2011.

By January 2014 Griffiths was Wolves' leading goalscorer for the season with thirteen goals, attracting bids from Celtic. After Wolves rejected initial offers from the Scottish champions, they accepted a bid on 31 January 2014. 

Where was Griffiths born?

Leigh Griffiths was born on 20th August 1990 in Leith, Scotland, the UK. He was named Leigh Griffiths at the time of his birth. He holds a Scottish nationality and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity.  Leo is her star sign. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Leigh was born on into a middle-class family. Very little is known about his family background. Likewise, his parent's name is not revealed yet. He was raised up with his two brothers named: Mark Griffiths and Paul Griffiths. 

Growing up, Leigh developed his interest in football, and his parent's admitted him to the youth academy of Leith Athletic FC at the age of seven. He didn't complete his school education due to his focus of football career.  

Leigh Griffiths Relationship: Girlfriend, Wife & Children

Leigh Griffiths is currently linked with a gorgeous lady named Caitlyn Melville who is a dental nurse from Scotland. They had begun dating in early 2017. Since then the love birds are almost inseparable for around three years. Melville is upfront in sharing the moments with her boyfriend on Instagram.

Many confuse her as his wife but the couple is yet to get married. The couple spends quite a happy time together and from the photos on Instagram, the couple looks adorable. And they might still be dating as there is no information about their marriage.

Previously, he was in a relationship with Linzi McCartney. With Linzi, he has fathered three children: two sons named Rhys and Jacob and a daughter named Ellie. He has also fathered a daughter Kacie with ex-girlfriend Vikki Burns. His former partner Emma ­Cameron, gave birth to his third child, Layla, in 2012. 

Leigh Griffiths Contract, Salary & Net worth

As of 2021, the net worth of Leigh Griffiths is estimated to be £5.98 million. In January 2014, while joining the senior squad of Celtic FC, the 23 years old Leigh's market value was £1 million. Currently, his market value has reportedly become £1.20 million, updated on Jun 28, 2021. 

In September 2018, the striker signed a new contract with Celtic that is due to run until 2022. As per the contract, he is earning a weekly salary of £15,000 per week, which is £780,000 annually. He is the twelfth highest earning player of Celtic FC in 2021. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living a luxurious lifestyle through his massive earnings. He lives in a luxurious £500K mansion in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The four-bed pad features a TV room and sprawling garden for some extra footie practice. His car collection includes a £60,000 white Mercedes, a Range Rover, and an Audi. 

How height is Leigh Griffiths?

Leigh Griffiths is 5 ft 9 inches tall and his body weight is around 65 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a French-comb hairstyle that is Ash-brown colored. His eye color is brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Celtic FC football training center for warm-ups and training. He has undergone ankle and knee surgery. 

Facts About Leigh Griffiths

  • #1 He has got a tattoo of his two children on his left thigh.
  • #2He is one of the players getting a number of hate comments on his social media.
  • #3 On 30 August 2018, Leigh Griffiths scored his 100th goal for Celtic.
  • #4He has scored four goals in his 22 appearances for the Scottish national football team.
  • #5He started his senior football career at the age of 16.
  • #6He has scored a 30-yard free-kick against the Rangers.
  • #7He has been suspended time to time for gesturing at supporters.
  • #8He was PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year in 2015–16.
  • #9Griffiths scored his first goal for Scotland against England.
  • #10He made his international debut against Luxembourg.