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|Full name||Stuart Young|
|Date of birth||16 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Hull, England|
|Height||6 ft 85 kg|
|Playing position||Striker (Retired)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 jan 07.
† Appearances (Goals).
Young’s senior football career began at Arsenal FC in 1990, before moving to his home town of Hull City in 1991. He spent two seasons at the Tigers, before spells at Northampton Town in 1993, Scarborough FC 1994, Scunthorpe United between 1994 to 1996, before joining Blyth Spartans. Young then headed overseas to Singapore where he had three successful seasons. He joined S League side Woodlands Wellington from 1996 to 1997. In his last season in Singapore, he finished as the league's top goal scorer with Home United FC.
In 1999, he rejoined Woodlands Wellington before joining Australian team Wollongong Wolves in the old NSL the same year. The move proved to be a successful one for the striker and he enjoyed five special years in NSW, captaining the side from 2002–04 and winning two NSL Championships along the way. He is the Wollongong Wolves' highest ever goal scorer with 60 goals.
His move to the Perth Glory for the inaugural A-league season endured some early hiccups due to the club's then manager Steve McMahon's reluctance to play the veteran striker. It was suggested that McMahon's apathy towards him resulted from the fact that Young was not one of his signings. During the couple of occasions in which he was used by McMahon, he was substituted on late during the game and this was also indicative of McMahon's belief that his usefulness to the team was limited.
During the 2005 season, Young was offered a trial by Queensland Roar FC who sensed that he had been shut out at Glory, but this did not result in a position in the playing squad. However, newly appointed Glory manager, Ron Smith, had taken a far more positive outlook on Young's services, and this had resulted in increased playing time.
After playing he became manager of Mandurah City in the WA State league in 2009 and left in 2011