Scott Young (Welsh footballer)
|Full name||Scott Young|
|Date of birth||14 January 1976|
|Place of birth||Tonypandy, Wales|
|Port Talbot Town manager|
|2012–||Port Talbot Town|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Young was handed his debut by then manager Eddie May on 6 November 1993 in a 3-1 victory over Stockport County at the age of sixteen. He became a popular figure during his 11 seasons at Cardiff City, especially for having scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Leeds United on 6 January 2002 in the third round of the FA Cup. A one-club man since graduating from the Ninian Park ranks, Young made 275 league appearances for the Bluebirds. Unfortunately his later years with Cardiff were blighted by a persistent back injury and he retired at the end of the 2003/04 season at the age of 28.
He attempted a comeback as a Newport County player at the start of the 2004-05 season and was made captain, but further injury problems forced him to retire from football. He returned to the club as assistant manager to Peter Beadle in 2006. Young took over as manager of AFC Porth in October 2009, leaving the club in May 2012 to become first-team coach at Welsh Premier League club Port Talbot Town. After the departure of manager Mark Jones, Scott Young was appointed as interim manager. His first game as manager was against Prestatyn Town F.C., defeating them 1-0 at home. He was later named official first team manager on a permanent basis.
Young lives with his wife Fiona and has two children, Connor and Lauren.
From 2008-09 season he was Cardiff City's Football in the Community Manager.
- "The club can announce that Scott Young has been appointed as first-team coach. Young, a former professional at Cardiff City and Welsh Under-21 international, joins Port Talbot Town after a successful spell as manager of Welsh League Division One outfit AFC Porth.". Welsh Premier League. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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