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Alec Young Squad Index
Information:
1955-56 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
20th October 1925
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 4lbs
Signed:
1st June 1950
Career History:
Kilsyth Rangers
Blantyre Vics
Aberdeen 1st June 1950, Freed 30th April 1958
Ross County June 1958 to April 1964 player-coach
 
Profile:
A product of Blantyre Vics, with whom he won a Junior Cup medal, Young proved to be an inspirational centre half for the Dons, and part of the much-vaunted Allister, Young and Glen half back line that was the sound basis of the Dons success in the 50's. Renowned for his legendary sliding tackle, Young left the Dons in 1958, after a series of injuries had taken its toll.

Died - Fortrose, 2nd March 2010

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/08/1950
Aberdeen 3-1 Aberdeen Reserves
Friendly 10,000 24 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1957-58
5
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
1
0
0
1956-57
26
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
4
0
0
1955-56
12
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
2
0
0
1954-55
30
0
0
4
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
7
0
0
1953-54
27
0
1
4
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
1
4
0
0
1952-53
23
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
4
0
0
1951-52
18
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
3
0
0
1950-51
26
0
0
9
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
9
0
0
Totals:
167
0
1
30
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
220
0
1
34
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 220 1