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Mal Griffiths

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Malwyn Griffiths
Date of birth8 March 1919
Place of birthMerthyr Tydfil, Wales
Date of death05 April 1969(age 50)
Place of deathWigston Magna, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionOutside right

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William Malwyn "Mal" Griffiths (8 March 1919 1969) was a Welsh footballer who played as an outside right for Leicester City and Wales.

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Griffiths started out in local football before signing for Arsenal. After a spell at Arsenal's nursery club Margate he returned to the senior team and played nine League games (scoring five goals) in 1937-38.

He moved to Leicester City for the 1938-39 season, and went on to play 373 League games for the Foxes over the next 18 years. He also made 36 FA Cup appearances for Leicester, and along with wartime games, his overall total appearances numbered 420, with 79 goals scored. He finished his career with Burton Albion.

Griffiths also won eleven caps for Wales, scoring two goals.

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