Scott Young (Welsh footballer)

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Scott Young
Personal information
Full name Scott Young
Date of birth (1976-01-14) 14 January 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Tonypandy, Wales
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City (Assistant manager)
Youth career
Cardiff City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2004 Cardiff City 275 (22)
2004 Newport County
National team
Wales U21
Teams managed
2009–2012 AFC Porth
2012–2014 Port Talbot Town
2014 Cardiff City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Young (born 14 January 1976 in Tonypandy) is a Welsh former professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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, along with Danny Gabbidon, took over as caretaker manager of Cardiff City after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjær on 18 September 2014.[5] On 6 October 2014, Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade was appointed as new manager with Young appointed his assistant..[6]

International career[edit]

Young was capped by Wales at under-21 and B international level. He also received a call-up to the full Wales in March 2002 but remained on the bench during a 0-0 draw with Czech Republic.[7]


  1. ^ "Cardiff topple leader Leeds" Retrieved on 28 April 2009
  2. ^ "Top ten Ninian memories" BBC Sport Retrieved on 28 April 2009
  3. ^ "Scott's so Young to call it a day" South Wales Echo Retrieved on 28 November 2007
  4. ^ "Ex-Cardiff ace to coach the Steelmen". Welsh Premier League. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Cardiff City manager leaves post". BBC Sport. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cardiff City: Russell Slade confirmed as new managerpost". BBC Sport. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Wales 0-0 Czech Republic" Retrieved on 28 April 2009

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