Neil Young (footballer, born 1973)

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For the former Manchester City F.C., Preston North End F.C. and Rochdale F.C. player, see Neil Young

Neil Young
Personal information
Full name Neil Anthony Young[1]
Date of birth (1973-08-31) 31 August 1973 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–1991 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1994–2008 Bournemouth 430 (3)
2007 Weymouth (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2011 Cumberland United 48 (0)
Total 481 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil Anthony Young (born 31 August 1973 in Harlow) is a former professional footballer who last played for Cumberland United in the South Australian Premier League. He is an older brother of QPR defender, Luke Young. In 2003 he had a child and named her Maddi Young

He played over 400 league games for Bournemouth, some as captain, after joining in 1994 from Tottenham Hotspur. He played primarily at right back although played at centre back in the latter part of his Bournemouth career. Young was considered an attacking full back who would often support the right winger. He enjoyed a well-deserved testimonial in 2005 against his brother's Charlton Athletic side.

On 2 November 2007 he signed a one-month loan deal at Weymouth, linking up with former Bournemouth teammate Jason Tindall.[2] He had his loan extended to a second month, although he was recalled by Bournemouth soon after.[3]

At the end of the 2007-08 season he left England and moved to Australia[4] after over 14 years' service for the club. In 2009 he signed with South Australian Premier League club Cumberland United.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1994-95 Bournemouth Division Two 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
1995-96 41 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 47 0
1996-97 44 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 47 0
1997-98 44 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 49 2
1998-99 44 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 53 1
1999-00 37 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 45 0
2000-01 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
2001-02 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2002-03 Division Three 34 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
2003-04 Division Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2004-05 League One 30 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
2005-06 42 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 45 0
2006-07 34 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2007-08 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2007-08 Weymouth (loan) Conference National 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total England 434 3 29 0 25 0 0 0 488 3
Career total 434 3 29 0 25 0 0 0 488 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 467. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Weymouth sign Young from Cherries" BBC Sport Retrieved on 2 November 2007
  3. ^ "Bournemouth recall defender Young". BBC Sport. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Young set for Dean Court farewell"BBC Sport Retrieved on 16 May 2008

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