Chick Young

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Chick Young
Born Charles Young
(1951-05-04) 4 May 1951 (age 66)
Govan, Glasgow
Occupation Journalist

Charles "Chick" Young (born 4 May 1951)[1] is a professional association football pundit who regularly appears for BBC Scotland on Sportscene and Sportsound. He is known for his trademark laugh and speech patterns, which have made him a popular target for lampooning on the BBC Scotland sports comedy Only an Excuse?


Young has become a prominent football commentator with the BBC. He started hosting episodes of Sportsound in October 2009, working two to three episodes a month.[2] In addition, he regularly writes his own view on Scottish football matches and players in his online column with the BBC, titled, "Chick Young's View".

In 2008, he was injured in a game between MSPs in Glasgow. He was tackled and his ankle was badly hurt, forcing him to miss a charity golf event the following day.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Young was born in Govan, Glasgow. His father died at the age of 47 from a heart attack when Young was six years old. He attended Baillieston Academy.[4]

Young was married to but separated from Sally Carr, lead singer of 1970s band Middle of the Road although Carr has not divorced Young and they remain friends; later he lived with June Lake, a former Miss Scotland.

His only son, Keith, died at the age of 20 in 2001 in a road accident when his motorcycle was hit by a driver on the A8.[5]


  1. ^ Presenters: Richard Gordon (30 April 2011). "Sportsound". Sportsound. Glasgow. BBC. BBC Radio Scotland. 
  2. ^ "BBC Radio Scotland - Sportsound: Chick Young's World of Football - Episodes". 1 January 1970. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 28 October 2008  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  5. ^ "Mg Alba". Mg Alba. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  • Deveney, Catherine (3 February 2002). "Father and Sons". Living. Retrieved 12 January 2010.