Billy Young (association football)

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Billy Young
Personal information
Date of birth 1938
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1969 Bohemian ? (?)
Teams managed
1969 Athlone Town
1971 Shamrock Rovers
1973–1989 Bohemian
1974 League of Ireland XI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Billy Young (born 1938 in Dublin) is a former Irish soccer player and manager,

He represented Bohemian F.C. with distinction for nearly 30 years as player, coach and manager and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in November 2007.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Young played for Bohemians from 1962 to 1969, captaining the club for the 1965–66 season. He was a tough defender who won an international amateur cap for Ireland against Great Britain in August 1967.

Managerial career[edit]

Young broke into management at Athlone Town who were reelected back into the League of Ireland for the first time in 41 years. However, he resigned in December 1969. M

He managed Shamrock Rovers for six months during the 1971–72 season until his dismissal in November 1971.[2]

He returned home to Dalymount when he was appointed manager of the club in July 1973 as successor to Seán Thomas. He held this position for 16 years until he was sacked on 9 November 1989. During this time, he won 2 League of Ireland titles, an FAI Cup, 2 League of Ireland Cups and rarely finished outside the top 4.

He was honoured by the Football Association of Ireland in November 2008. [3]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
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