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Biography

Date of birth

03/07/1991

Height

180 cm

Signed

15/07/2015

Country

Northern Ireland

The man behind the famous 'Will Grigg's On Fire' song, the Latics striker and Northern Ireland international is closing in on the top three all-time goal

One of the most prolific strikers in the club's history, Will Grigg committed his future to Latics until the summer of 2020 in September 2017, and if his future seasons are as productive as his first three at the DW Stadium, then he'll become a club record breaker.

His debut season with Latics in 2015-16 returned the Sky Bet League One Golden Boot as he notched 25 league goals to help his side to the title.

After a whirlwind Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland, in which he rose to Global fame for the 'Will Grigg's On Fire' song, 2016-17 proved less prolific as an injury-hit season returned just seven goals as Latics were relegated back to League One at the first attempt.

Despite a slow start to the campaign personally, Grigg raced into the goals from November onwards and ended the campaign with 26 goals in all competitions.

Arguably Grigg's biggest moments of the 2017-18 season came in the Emirates FA Cup as goals against AFC Fylde, Bournemouth, West Ham United and most notably Manchester City helped Latics to make the quarter-finals against all odds.

During that period, he passed 50 goals in all competitions for the club and moved up to fourth in the club's all-time goalscoring charts since our election to the league in 1978.

22 more goals in all competitions (as of the start of the 2018-19 season) would see him become the club's record scorer in all competitions since '78, whilst 22 more league goals would beat Andy Liddell's league record of 70.

CAREER SO FAR
Grigg progressed through the academy at Birmingham City from the age of 7, but broke into professional football 24 miles away in Walsall after signing for the Saddlers in the summer of 2008.

In just his fourth start for Walsall, he scored his first professional goal in a 2-2 draw against Bristol Rovers on 27 November 2010.

He scored eight goals across 2010-11 and 2011-12, before a stand out season in 2012-13 saw him bag 20 in 41 games, including his first career hat-trick against Carlisle United in February 2013.

Ahead of the 2013-14 season Grigg signed for Brentford, scoring his first two goals in just his second match for the Bees in a 3-1 win against Sheffield United.

For further first team football away from Griffin Park, Grigg joined MK Dons in 2014-15, scoring 20 goals in just 31 starts, helping his side to promotion into the Sky Bet Championship.

The striker scored twice in MK Dons' famous 4-0 victory against Manchester United a Capital One Cup clash at Stadium MK.

Grigg has 10 caps for Northern Ireland, making his debut in June 2012 against Netherlands. He is also capped for the Under 19s and Under 21s. He scored his first international goal on Friday 27 May in a 3-0 victory over Belarus at Windsor Park, before being selected for Northern Ireland's superb UEFA Euro 2016 campaign by former Latics midfielder Michael O'Neill but unfortunately not making an appearance.

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