Arfon Griffiths


Arfon Griffiths

Infobox Football biography
playername = Arfon Griffiths


fullname = Arfon Trevor Griffiths
dateofbirth = August 23, 1941
cityofbirth = Wrexham
countryofbirth = Wales
height =
position = Midfield
youthyears =
youthclubs = Wrexham
years = 1959-1961 1961-1962 1962-1978
clubs = Wrexham Arsenal Wrexham
caps(goals) = 041 00(8) 015 00(2) 550 (112)
nationalyears = ?
nationalteam = Wales
nationalcaps(goals) = 017 00(?)
manageryears = 1977-1981 1981-1982
managerclubs = Wrexham Crewe Alexandra

Arfon Trevor Griffiths MBE (born August 23, 1941 in Wrexham) is a Welsh former footballer who played as a midfielder.

He made his Wrexham debut in 1959, and moved to Arsenal in February 1961 for £15,000. He made his debut in a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 22 1961. He broke through intermittently in the 1961-62 season, making 14 league appearances as an attacking midfiielder, scoring twice. Unable to maintain a first-team place, Griffiths returned to Wrexham in September 1962. He gave many years of service to Wrexham, in the team's midfield during which the club enjoyed spells in the Third Division as well as a run to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1976. He became manager a year later after John Neal moved to Middlesbrough and guided Wrexham to promotion.

Griffiths retired from playing in 1979 but remained manager until 1981, preserving Wrexham's Second Division status during this period. After leaving Wrexham he managed Crewe Alexandra for a short time. He also won 17 caps for Wales and was awarded the MBE for services to football.

References

*cite book
author=Harris, Jeff & Hogg, Tony (ed.)
title=Arsenal Who's Who
publisher=Independent UK Sports
year=1995
id=ISBN 1-899429-03-4

External links

* [http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player/arfongriffiths.htm Career Stats]


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