Allan Young

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Allan Young
Personal information
Full name Allan Robert Young[citation needed]
Date of birth (1941-01-20)20 January 1941
Place of birth Hornsey, England
Date of death 8 December 2009(2009-12-08) (aged 68)
Playing position Centre Half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Arsenal 4 (0)
1961–1968 Chelsea 20 (0)
1968–1972 Torquay United 60 (1)
1972–1973 Wimbledon 9 (0)
Total 93 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Allan Robert Young (20 January 1941 – 8 December 2009) was an English former professional footballer, playing mainly as a central defender.

Start of career[edit]

He began his career as a junior with Arsenal, turning professional in April 1959. His first league match was on 26 December 1960, a 1-1 draw at Highbury against Sheffield Wednesday, with Young taking the place of the regular number five, John Snedden. Between 21 January and 11 February 1961, Young played a further three league games consecutively; a 4-2 defeat at White Hart Lane against bitter rivals (and eventual Double winners) Tottenham Hotspur, a 3-3 draw at St James' Park against Newcastle United and a 3-2 defeat at Highbury against Cardiff City.

End of career[edit]

After being in a team that conceded ten goals in three games, Young never played for Arsenal again, and joined Chelsea in November 1961 for a fee of £6,000. He remained at Stamford Bridge for over 7 years, but played in only 20 league games, never scoring, though he did play in their League Cup final win over Leicester City in 1965. In January 1969, he finally left Chelsea, joining Torquay United for a fee of £8,000. After 60 league games (one goal) for Torquay he retired from professional football.


In 2009, he was diagnosed with dementia and had been put into a care home. On 8th December 2009, he died. The clubs that he played for had been informed.


External links[edit]

  • Allan Young at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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