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Welsh Premier League All-Time Griffiths XI

The legendary Rhys Griffiths. Photo: Getty Images

We’ve given you what we consider to be the best Dave XI, Jones XI, Evans XI, Roberts XI, Williams XI, Edwards XI and Davies XI in Welsh Premier League history.

Now it’s the turn of the Griffiths XI. What do you think?

GOALKEEPER

Neil Griffiths

Good and consistent keeper in the early days of the League of Wales, making 138 appearances across spells with Conwy United and Flint Town United.
Made 98 starts for Conwy from 1992-93 to 1995-96 before switching to Flint, where he started another 37 matches.

DEFENDERS

Dale Griffiths

Played for Llanelli, Carmarthen Town and Haverfordwest County in the Welsh Premier in different spells between 2006 and 2016.
Spent time on the fringes of the Swansea City squad before leaving to join Merthyr Tydfil. Also played Welsh League football for Pontardawe Town before signing for Llanelli in the summer of 2006.
Moved back to the Martyrs in July 2007, joining Carmarthen in January 2010. Made a championship winning move to West End in 2012 but returned to Haverfordwest in August 2013 and was voted player of the season in 2014/15.

Antony Griffiths

One of those true rarities in football – a one-club man.
Played 14 seasons at Caersws, featuring in 363 games, 354 of them starts.

Huw Griffiths (player-manager)

Huw Griffiths was a popular player at Bangor City. Pic: John Walton, Getty Images

Big, strong central defender, playing in 114 WPL games in total and netting 15 goals.
Was mainly involved with Bangor City and Cefn Druids, although he started out at Newtown.
He is better known for his success as boss of Cefn Druids, where he was named Manager of the Season at the 2017-18 Welsh Premier League annual awards.
Griffiths led the Ancients to a highest-ever fifth position and the club qualified for Europe after beating Cardiff Metropolitan in the Europa League play-off final.
The 43-year-old had returned to Druids as manager in May 2015 after an absence of 12 months, during which he was first team coach at Bala Town.
A Uefa Pro licence holder, he was in charge of Welshpool in the Welsh Premier for 18 months, but left once the club’s relegation to the Huws Gray Alliance was confirmed when the league was reduced to 12 clubs at the end of 2009/10.
He then took over at Druids in May 2010 and led the club to a Welsh Cup final and the Europa League before gaining promotion to the Welsh Premier as the 2013/14 Huws Gray Alliance champions.
Huw left Druids this season and took over as manager of Caernarfon Town the next day.

Ashley Griffiths

Colossal defender at his Welsh Premier peak during the league’s first five seasons in spells at Inter Cardiff, Barry Town and Inter CableTel.
Made 131 appearances in all, notching eight goals.

MIDFIELD

Andy Griffiths

Spent three years as a professional at Wrexham without making the breakthrough into the first team and joined Connah’s Quay Nomads in 1999.
Was with the Deesiders for six-and-a-bit seasons, playing in 172 matches and netting 19 goals.

Martyn Griffiths

Spent most of his Welsh Premier career at Aberystwyth Town, where he made 200 starts, scoring 28 goals.
Also represented Llanidloes Town and Caersws in the top flight, featuring in 332 matches and netting 42 times.
Highly respected player who shared the same dressing room as many Aber club greats, of which he is one.

Josh Griffiths

Josh Griffiths on the ball for Gresford Athletic

Midfielder who was signed by Cefn Druids from Wrexham’s Academy in the summer of 2008 and progressed into Druids’ Welsh Premier squad.
Made 33 WPL appearances over two seasons with the Ancients, then left to join Airbus UK Broughton in July 2011.
After a season with the Wingmakers, was released and played for Conwy Borough and Buckley Town before signing for Gresford Athletic where he was appointed captain in summer 2018.

Daniel Griffiths

Dynamic young midfielder who joined Welsh Premier newcomers Penybont last August on a season-long loan from Cardiff City.
Griffiths has made a good start to life in the WPL having netted five goals for the South Walians so far.
The 19-year-old, a Welsh youth international, was originally at the Liverpool FC academy where he was coached by Steven Gerrard.

STRIKERS

Ian Griffiths

Ian Griffiths celebrates a goal for Prestatyn. Pic: John Pickles

Striker who created a piece of history when he scored Prestatyn Town’s first-ever goals in the Welsh Premier, netting both in a 2-1 victory over Airbus in 2008-09.
Griffiths notched 12 goals that season, which turned out to be his best in the top-flight for the Seasiders.
Has played in 76 WPL matches overall for Town, scoring 19 times.
Highly-respected for his tremendous work-rate and commitment, Ian is still going strong for Prestatyn, helping their quest towards a seemingly inevitable Cymru North title success this season.
Other former clubs include Holywell Town and Prestatyn Sports, where he was a prolific marksman.

Rhys Griffiths

Rhys Griffiths (green and white) in action for Aberystwyth. Pic: Chris Howells

Second highest goal scorer of all-time in the Welsh Premier with 269 in 348 starts, plus 41 appearances as sub.
A true WPL legend, he currently manages Penybont in the top-flight.
SEVEN times winner of the league’s Golden Boot award.
Played in WPL for six seasons at Cwmbran Town, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen Town and held a modest scoring record before catching fire in 2005/06 with 28 goals for Port Talbot Town to win the Golden Boot award and selection for the Wales semi-professional squad.
Soon afterwards signed for Llanelli, where he broke the club’s scoring record in his first season.
Lifted the Golden Boot for six successive campaigns with the South Wales Reds, amassing 180 goals over that period in 181 starts.
Later played for Plymouth Argyle in the Football League and Newport County before further WPL stints at Port Talbot and Aberystwyth.
Returned to national league this term with Penybont.

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