David Young (Australian footballer)

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David Young
Personal information
Full name David Young
Date of birth (1954-04-04) 4 April 1954 (age 63)
Original team(s) South Adelaide
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1977–79 South Melbourne 44 (40)
1979–81 Collingwood 18 (12)
Total 62 (52)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Young (born 4 April 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Young, the 1974 'Best and Fairest' winner at South Adelaide, kicked 23 goals in his first season with South Melbourne in 1977. This included a six goal haul in just his third league game, against Fitzroy. During the 1979 season, Young crossed to Collingwood and played in a forward pocket in the 1980 VFL Grand Final loss. His time at Collingwood was cut short due to an Achilles tendon injury.


  • David Young's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.