Danny Griffin

Date of birth10 August 1977
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight70 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Griffin joined St Johnstone as a youngster and made his first-team debut for the Perth club as a 17-year old. He went on to win a regular place in the line-up before joining Dundee United in July 2000. A versatile player who is now mostly used as a centre back, he was appointed club captain the following summer after the departure of Jason de Vos. On the international front Griffin made his senior debut for Northern Ireland against Germany in May 1996 and has now won more than 20 full caps and 10 at Under-21 level.

Griffin was signed by his former Northern Ireland manager Sammy McIlroy at Stockport County in January 2004 with a contract to June 2006 but was made available for transfer in May 2005.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
St Johnstone 18 Feb 1994 14 Jul 2000
Dundee United 14 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2004
Stockport County 07 Jan 2004 22 Dec 2005
Dunfermline Athletic 05 Dec 2005 09 Dec 2005 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 St Johnstone Scottish FA Cup 1
1999-00 St Johnstone Scottish League Cup 1
1
1999-00 St Johnstone Scottish Premier League 26
3
1
5
1999-00 St Johnstone UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Dundee United Scottish FA Cup 4
2000-01 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 18
1
2001-02 Dundee United Scottish FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Dundee United Scottish League Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 29
2
3
2002-03 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 9
2
2003-04 Stockport County League Division 2 15
1
2004-05 Stockport County FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Stockport County LDV Vans Trophy 2
2004-05 Stockport County League One 16
2
2005-06 Stockport County LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Stockport County League Two 5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Jul 1999 St Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian L 1-4 Scottish Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Celtic v St Johnstone L 3-0 Scottish Premier League
21 Aug 1999 St Johnstone v Hibernian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
29 Aug 1999 Aberdeen v St Johnstone W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
11 Sep 1999 St Johnstone v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
16 Sep 1999 AS Monaco v St Johnstone L 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1999 Dundee v St Johnstone W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Rangers v St Johnstone L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
30 Sep 1999 St Johnstone v AS Monaco D 3-3
Agg: 3-6
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1999 St Johnstone v Dundee United L 1-2 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Heart of Midlothian v St Johnstone D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
24 Oct 1999 St Johnstone v Celtic L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 1999 St Johnstone v Dundee United L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Motherwell v St Johnstone L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Nov 1999 St Johnstone v Dundee L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
21 Nov 1999 St Johnstone v Aberdeen D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
24 Nov 1999 Hibernian v St Johnstone W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Dundee United v St Johnstone L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
18 Dec 1999 Kilmarnock v St Johnstone W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
27 Dec 1999 Dundee v St Johnstone D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
22 Jan 2000 St Johnstone v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
30 Jan 2000 St Johnstone v Rangers L 0-2 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round
05 Feb 2000 Aberdeen v St Johnstone L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
15 Feb 2000 St Johnstone v Rangers D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Feb 2000 St Johnstone v Dundee United W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Rangers v St Johnstone D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Celtic v St Johnstone L 4-1 Scottish Premier League
15 Mar 2000 St Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
18 Mar 2000 St Johnstone v Kilmarnock D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
25 Mar 2000 St Johnstone v Dundee W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Motherwell v St Johnstone L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Hibernian v St Johnstone D 3-3 Scottish Premier League
23 Apr 2000 St Johnstone v Rangers L 0-2 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 3
1995-96 Northern Ireland B International 1
1995-96 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
2
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland B International 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland Charity Omagh Fund
1
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly
2
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Oct 1994 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
03 May 1995 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-5 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
10 May 1995 Norway v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
02 Oct 1995 Northern Ireland v Belarus W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
06 Oct 1995 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 15
26 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway W 3-0 B INTER
29 May 1996 Northern Ireland v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Northern Ireland v Ukraine L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Jan 1997 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
21 May 1997 Thailand v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
10 Sep 1997 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 May 1998 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
18 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Feb 1999 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 B International
26 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
30 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
02 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Jun 1999 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
17 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 3-1 U21
03 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.