Brenton Griffiths

Brenton Griffiths (born 9 February 1991) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays as a defender for Miami FC in the National Independent Soccer Association.

Brenton Griffiths
Personal information
Full name Brenton Griffiths
Date of birth (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991
Place of birth Spanish Town, Jamaica
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 23
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 TJC Apache
2011–2012 South Florida Bulls 40 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Colorado Rapids 1 (0)
2014–2016 Orange County Blues 58 (6)
2017–2018 Reno 1868 35 (2)
2019– Miami FC 8 (1)
National team
2007 Jamaica U17 1 (0)
2008–2011 Jamaica U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2019

Career

Youth

Griffiths played for St. Catherine High School in the parish St Catherine and Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, Jamaica before earning a soccer scholarship to Tyler Junior College in Texas. After Tyler JC, he spent two years at the University of South Florida.

Senior

On 22 January 2013, Griffiths was drafted in the second round (25th overall) of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Colorado Rapids and signed to a professional contract three months later.[1] He made his professional debut on 18 May 2013 in a 1–1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. He was released by the team on 11 June 2014.[2]

In 2014, Griffiths signed with the Orange County Blues.[3]

In 2016, Griffiths signed with Reno 1868 FC for the 2017 season.[4][5] Griffiths was released by Reno on December 3, 2018.[6]

Griffiths joined National Premier Soccer League club Miami FC in January 2019.[7]

International

Griffiths played for Jamaica at the U17 and u20 level.[8]

Honours

Miami FC

References

  1. "Colorado Rapids sign Supplemental Draft pick Brenton Griffiths". Colorado Rapids. Colorado Rapids Media Relations. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. "Rapids release defender Brenton Griffiths". Colorado Rapids. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. "Brenton Griffiths - OC Blues FC". ocbluesfc.com. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. "Soccer: Reno 1868 FC signs three". Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. Putney, Josh (31 January 2017). "Reno 1868 FC sign Brent Richards". Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. "Reno 1868 FC announces roster moves ahead of 2019 season". reno1868fc.com. Reno 1868. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. "THE MIAMI FC BOLSTERS ROSTER WITH THREE NEW SIGNINGS". MiamiFC.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  8. "Colorado Rapids ink Jamaican defender Brenton Griffiths". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  9. "The Miami FC Claims 2019 NPSL National Championship". 4 August 2019.
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