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Griffit: Leandre Henri (Leandre)

2005-2005 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Right Winger

Born: Maubeuge, France: 21-05-1984

Debut v Derby County (a) (substitute): 26-01-2005

5’9” 9st 10lb (2005)

Griffit joined Amiens in July 2002, playing seventeen games without scoring before being transferred to Southampton on 8th July 2003. In the few games he played for Southampton he showed distinct promise, but could not establish himself in the first team and scored two League goals in two starts and five substitute appearances and once came on as a substitute in the League Cup. His two goals came as a result of appearing as a very late substitute. The first was on 25th October 2003, in a 2-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers, when he replaced Jo Tessem in the eighty-second minute, and had the ball in the net five minutes later. The second came when he replaced Fabrice Fernandes in the eighty-first minute of a 3-3 home draw with Newcastle United on 12th May 2004 and he scored just seven minutes later. He was handed starts in the home games against Chelsea on 22nd November 2003 and Arsenal on 29th December 2003. He joined Leeds on a month’s loan on 6th January 2005 but failed to impress and was restricted to one very brief substitute League appearance. He also had a loan spell with Rotherham United for two months from 8th March 2005, where he had one start and one game from the bench in the League, before leaving Southampton for Swedish club Elfsborg on 31st March 2006. Again he could not establish himself and after scoring once in twenty-one appearances, of which seventeen of those were as a substitute, he was loaned to Swedish Second Division club IFK Norrkoping for the 2007-08 season, making ten appearances. In the summer of 2008 he went on an unsuccessful trial with Coca-Cola Championship Plymouth Argyle. He then went on trial with Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace and was signed, but only started twice and had three substitute appearances in the League and one start in the F.A. Cup before leaving on 12th January 2009. He signed a two year contract with Belgian Third Division side URS du Centre on 7th July 2009. He was not happy there and had an unsuccessful trial with U.S. Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo, in February 2010, before signing for Columbus Crew on 16th April 2010. He made his first-team debut for the Crew on 6th July 2010, as a seventy-sixth minute substitute in a 3-0 home win over Charleston Battery and had a hand in his team's third goal. Ironically Griffit's first goal for Colombus came against Houston Dynamo, the team that had rejected him, in a 3-0 win on 25th July 2010. It was to be his only goal for the club and his four substitute appearances gave him only forty-five minutes on the pitch in two seasons. He moved to Toronto on 15th July 2011. He made his debut as a fifty-sixth minute substitute in the game with FC Dallas on 25th August 2011. His contract with Toronto was terminated on 23rd November 2011. He played twice for the French Under-21 team.

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