Walsall player 26 Alf Griffin


Alf Griffin
Born Walsall 3rd June 1871
Died 1945-46
Clubs
Brierley Hill Alliance 1887-1888
Walsall 1888-1892
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1892-1896 76 games 14 goals
Walsall 1897- 1901 88 games 30 goals
Alf had two spells with Walsall after beginning his career with Brierley Hill in 1887 as a sixteen year old, a year later he joined Walsall for the first time, where he stayed until he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he had his most successful time, winning an FA Cup winners medal in 1893. He was a big favourite with both Walsall and Wolverhampton fans. Upon his return to the Saddlers he was welcomed by the supporters, as he treated them to some superb wing play.
He was forced to quit football at the age of 30, due to a very bad injury to his ankle.

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