Grant Young (footballer)

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Grant Young
Personal information
Full name Grant Young
Date of birth (1971-03-03) 3 March 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hibiscus Coast
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hellenic FC
East Coast Bays
Central United
Auckland City FC
Forrest Hill Milford
National team
1994 South Africa 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Grant Young (born 3 March 1971 in Cape Town) is a football (soccer) player who represented South Africa at international level and participated in two FIFA Club World Cups.[1]


Born in South Africa, Young spent much of his career with local club Hellenic before a stint with Ghent in Belgium.[2] He emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 where he played first for East Coast Bays, before joining Central United and subsequently Auckland City FC.[3]

He represented Auckland City in their first FIFA Club World Cup appearance in 2006,[4] in which they failed to impress, losing every game, and failing to score a single goal, and again in the 2009 competition in United Arab Emirates where they fared better, beating TP Mazembe 3-2 before going out to Atlante Fútbol Club in the quarter finals.[5]

International career[edit]

Young made a solitary appearance for South Africa as a substitute in a friendly against Australia on 12 June 1994. Australia won the match 1-0.[6]