Andy Griffin

Where is Andy Griffin now?

Former Newcastle United and Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin retired from playing in 2014 after a brief spell in the Conference with Chester.

Starting his professional career at Stoke City where he established himself as a solid wing-back, he went onto make 398 first team appearances for seven teams over an 18 year career.

Although he never won any major trophies during his career he did win promotion to the Premier League with Stoke City and Reading as well as the League One title with Doncaster Rovers.

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Upon retiring from playing Griffin went into coaching and joined Newcastle under Lyme College in 2014 assisting with the development of the under-16’s and 18’s sides.

He has since set up the Andy Griffin Football Academy (AGFA) in conjunction with the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group which offers a two-year full time programme for players who have aspirations to play at the top-level.

Working as head coach of the academy he led their under-18’s side to the English Schools U18’s College’s Cup (ESFA) title in 2019 having lost in the final the year before.

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Andy Griffin: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored2
Yellow Cards31
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forDerby County, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, Stoke City

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