|Full name||Daniel Joseph Griffin|
|Date of birth||10 August 1977|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|1994||St Andrew's Boys Club|
|2000–2004||Dundee United||77 (4)|
|2004–2005||Stockport County||35 (1)|
|2008–2009||Ross County||0 (0)|
|1996–||Northern Ireland||29 (1)|
Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league
only and correct as of 00:55, 02 January 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his club career in Scotland with St. Johnstone in 1993. It was while he was with the McDiarmid Park club that Griffin made his international debut against Germany in a 1–1 draw on 29 May 1996 in Belfast and scored his first international goal in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland on 25 May 1999.
In the following months, English club Derby County offered St. Johnstone £1,000,000 for their 18-year-old centre-back. Griffin was beginning to develop a good relationship with St. Johnstone and he felt there was much more he could learn from Paul Sturrock, so he turned down the move. In 1996, Griffin scored an own goal, the only goal of the game, in the Scottish Challenge Cup Final loss to Stranraer.
After seven years in Perth, Griffin followed manager Paul Sturrock to Tayside rivals Dundee United, for whom he would eventually become captain. Following injury problems, Griffin lost his regular place and joined English side Stockport County in 2004 as a free agent. After being released by Stockport, in December 2005 he signed for Aberdeen. Just four months later, however, he was informed that the club would not be renewing his contract at the end of the season.
In June 2006, Griffin became one of new Dundee manager Alex Rae's first signings, agreeing a two-year contract. On 8 January 2007 he left the club by mutual consent and joined Ross County a week later. Griffin was released by Ross County after suffering more injuries.[6 ] He then joined Livingston in January 2009.[6 ]
Griffin is married to Kirsty, with whom he has a daughter, Olivia, and a son, Jamie.