Willie Young (footballer, born 1956)

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William John "Willie" Young (born 24 February 1956, Glasgow) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Aston Villa and Torquay United.[1][2][3] He was educated at St Mirin's Academy, Paisley.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Young joined Aston Villa in July 1978 as a 22-year-old from Scottish junior side Arthurlie.[1] His signing set the junior football record at the time with his debut coming when he started on 14 October against Manchester United.[citation needed] After three games in that first season, Young did not appear again in the Villa league side, and in October 1981 moved to Torquay United for a fee of £10,000.[1] He played 38 times in the league for Torquay before leaving professional football due to injury.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Young, William John". Aston Villa Player Database. Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Aston Villa: 1946/47–2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Torquay United: 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 4 September 2009.