James Young (footballer)

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James Young (10 January 1882 – 4 September 1922)[1] was a Scottish football player, best known for playing as a right half for the highly successful Celtic side of the early 1900s. Young helped Celtic fifteen trophies in total, comprising nine league championships and six Scottish Cups.[1]

Young made one appearance for the Scotland national football team, against Ireland in 1906.[1] He also represented the Scottish League XI six times.[2]

Young's career was ended by a knee injury suffered in 1916.[1] He died in a motorcycle accident in his native Ayrshire, aged 40.[1]

In October 2013 a biography "Sunny Jim Young - Celtic Legend" written by David Potter appeared on the life of this great man.


  1. ^ a b c d e James Young at scottishfa.co.uk
  2. ^ "Scotland FL Players by Appearances". Londonhearts.com (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
Preceded by
Jimmy Hay
Celtic F.C. captain
Succeeded by
Alec McNair