Chris Young (footballer)

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Chris Young
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Young in a Port Vale team photo
Personal information
Full name Christopher Young[1]
Date of birth (1886-05-25)25 May 1886[1]
Place of birth Cleethorpes, England[1]
Date of death 22 October 1956(1956-10-22) (aged 70)[1]
Place of death Cleethorpes, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Grimsby Rovers
Cleethorpes Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–1907 Grimsby Town 5 (2)
1911 Gainsborough Trinity 27 (14)
1912 Tottenham Hotspur 4 (0)
1913–1915 Port Vale 54 (45)
1915–1916 Grimsby Town
1916 Port Vale 2 (0)
1919 Port Vale 0 (0)
Total 91+ (61+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Young (26 May 1886 – 22 October 1956) was an English professional footballer who played for Grimsby Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Tottenham Hotspur and Port Vale. A prolific forward, he twice finished as Port Vale's top-scorer, and once scored a club record seven goals in one game.

Port Vale career[edit]

Starting his career with Grimsby Rovers, Cleethorpes Town (in two spells), Grimsby Town (Football League Second Division), Gainsborough Trinity and Tottenham Hotspur (Football League First Division),[2] Young joined Port Vale in the summer of 1913.[1][3]

Young finished as the club's top-scorer in 1913–14 and 1914–15 with 37 and 40 goals respectively.[1] He scored a club record seven goals in one game, when he put seven past Burton Rangers in the Birmingham Senior Cup First Round on 21 September 1914.[1] He also put five past the Blackpool Reserves in a Central League match on 2 January 1915.[1] He helped Vale to the North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup title in 1915, before moving back to Grimsby Town as Vale went into abeyance due to the war.[1] As Vale returned, so did Young, albeit for only one appearance.[1] He re-signed in February 1919, but before making a return he picked up an injury which seems to have ended his career.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Chris Young profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grimsby Town 1905–06 Second Division 3 2 0 0 3 2
1906–07 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 5 2 0 0 5 2
Gainsborough Trinity 1911–12 Second Division 27 14 0 0 27 14
Tottenham Hotspur 1912–13 First Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
Port Vale 1913–14 Central League 26 22 7 6 33 28
1914–15 Central League 28 23 3 3 31 26
Total 54 45 10 9 64 54

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale
  • North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup winner: 1915

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 319. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ A-Z of Tottenham Hotspur players Retrieved 27 November 2012
  3. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. soccerdata. p. 290. ISBN 1-899468-63-3.