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Darren Young Squad Index
Information:
1996-97 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
13th October 1978
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10'
Weight:
10st 6lbs
Signed:
16/09/95
Career History:
Cathkin United
Mill United
Yett Farm BC
Crombie Sports August 1995(On Loan)
Aberdeen 16th September 1995
Dunfermline Athletic 10th July 2003
Dundee 27th May 2008, Released on 4th May 2010
Queen of the South August 2010 (On Trial)
Morton 21st October 2010 (On Trial), 12th November 2010 (Permanent), Released in May 2011
Alloa Athletic 20th June 2011-2014
Albion Rovers 10th June 2014 to 7th May 2017 Player-manager
East Fife manager 3rd June 2017 to Present

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/07/1996
Buckie Thistle 0-7 Aberdeen
Testimonial 17 Start
03/08/1996
Aberdeen 1-3 Everton
Testimonial 17 Sub
13/08/1996
Queens Park 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,021 17 Sub
25/08/1996
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 13,600 17 Start
03/09/1996
Morton 3-7 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 6,000 17 Start
07/09/1996
Raith Rovers 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,055 17 Start
10/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-1 Barry Town
UEFA Cup R1 1L 13,400 17 Start
14/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 17 Start
21/09/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,500 17 Start
24/09/1996
Barry Town 3-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 6,500 17 Start
28/09/1996
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,359 17 Start
12/10/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 10,500 17 Start
15/10/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Brondby
UEFA Cup R2 1L 14,159 18 Start
19/10/1996
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,076 18 Start
26/10/1996
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Premier Division 11,200 18 Start
29/10/1996
Brondby 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 12,005 18 Start
02/11/1996
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,136 18 Start
16/11/1996
Aberdeen 3-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,800 18 Start
23/11/1996
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,522 18 Sub
01/12/1996
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Premier Division 21,500 18 Start
07/12/1996
Dunfermline Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,465 18 Start
11/12/1996
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,477 18 Start
14/12/1996
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 18 Start
26/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 17,000 18 Sub
28/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,000 18 Sub
04/01/1997
Aberdeen 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 9,500 18 Start
12/01/1997
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,509 18 Start
18/01/1997
Raith Rovers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,950 18 Start
23/01/1997
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 9,588 18 Start
28/01/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup R3 REP 15,464 18 Start
01/02/1997
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 8,000 18 Start
08/02/1997
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,555 18 Start
10/02/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 9,000 18 Start
23/02/1997
Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,536 18 Start
05/04/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,000 18 Start
12/04/1997
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,186 18 Sub
30/07/1997
Aberdeen 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Friendly 9,000 18 Sub
19/08/1997
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 7,457 18 Sub
18/10/1997
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,708 19 Sub
09/11/1997
Dundee United 5-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,893 19 Sub
22/11/1997
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,738 19 Start
06/12/1997
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 10,974 19 Sub
09/05/1998
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,861 19 Start
17/10/1998
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
SPL 10,004 20 Start
24/10/1998
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 60,081 20 Start
30/01/1999
Aberdeen 2-4 Rangers
SPL 19,537 20 Start
06/02/1999
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
SPL 9,299 20 Start
10/02/1999
Raith Rovers 3-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,121 20 Start
20/02/1999
Dundee United 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 8,309 20 Start
27/02/1999
Heart of Midlothian 0-2 Aberdeen
SPL 13,957 20 Start
20/03/1999
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 6,963 20 Start
03/04/1999
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 11,371 20 Start
10/04/1999
Kilmarnock 4-2 Aberdeen
SPL 9,048 20 Start
17/04/1999
Aberdeen 0-4 Dundee United
SPL 11,603 20 Start
25/04/1999
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 49,145 20 Start
29/02/2000
Aberdeen 1-0 Inverness CT
Scottish Cup R4 REP 18,451 21 Sub
22/03/2000
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 13,249 21 Start
25/03/2000
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 6,723 21 Sub
01/04/2000
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
SPL 16,521 21 Sub
08/07/2000
Elgin City 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,602 21 Start
11/07/2000
Montrose 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,200 21 Sub
15/07/2000
Hartlepool United 4-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,449 21 Start
18/07/2000
Carlisle United 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Sub
22/07/2000
Inverness CT 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,200 21 Start
25/07/2000
Aberdeen 0-0 Middlesbrough
Testimonial 10,000 21 Start
29/07/2000
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 7,563 21 Start
05/08/2000
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
SPL 11,996 21 Start
10/08/2000
Aberdeen 1-2 Bohemian Dublin
UEFA Cup PR2 1L 13,638 21 Start
13/08/2000
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 11,798 21 Start
19/08/2000
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
SPL 13,157 21 Start
24/08/2000
Bohemian Dublin 0-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup PR2 2L 8,000 21 Start
27/08/2000
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,541 21 Start
06/09/2000
Rangers 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 37,029 21 Start
09/09/2000
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
SPL 11,026 21 Start
16/09/2000
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 6,876 21 Start
23/09/2000
Dundee United 3-5 Aberdeen
SPL 7,699 21 Start
08/10/2000
Keith 0-1 Aberdeen
Testimonial 21 Start
21/10/2000
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 11,933 22 Start
28/10/2000
St. Mirren 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 5,763 22 Start
04/11/2000
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 12,744 22 Start
12/11/2000
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
SPL 18,359 22 Start
18/11/2000
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen
SPL 10,996 22 Start
25/11/2000
Aberdeen 3-3 Motherwell
SPL 12,243 22 Start
28/11/2000
St. Johnstone 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,896 22 Start
02/12/2000
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
SPL 12,573 22 Start
02/01/2001
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 13,524 22 Start
16/01/2001
1860 Munich 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 300 22 Start
20/01/2001
1860 Munich 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 200 22 Sub
23/01/2001
Aberdeen 1-1 Brondby
Friendly 7,306 22 Start
27/01/2001
Alloa Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 2,877 22 Start
31/01/2001
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 45,621 22 Start
17/02/2001
Livingston 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 6,289 22 Sub
21/02/2001
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Mirren
SPL 9,946 22 Start
03/03/2001
Kilmarnock 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 6,580 22 Start
06/03/2001
Aberdeen 0-1 Livingston
Scottish Cup R4 REP 9,959 22 Start
13/03/2001
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
SPL 9,357 22 Start
17/03/2001
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 8,457 22 Start
27/03/2001
Aberdeen 3-3 St. Johnstone
SPL 8,537 22 Start
01/04/2001
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
SPL 16,067 22 Start
04/04/2001
Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee United
SPL 9,962 22 Start
07/04/2001
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee
SPL 11,400 22 Start
21/04/2001
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 8,613 22 Start
28/04/2001
St. Johnstone 0-3 Aberdeen
SPL 3,611 22 Start
05/05/2001
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
SPL 3,905 22 Start
12/05/2001
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,780 22 Start
20/05/2001
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
SPL 11,633 22 Start
07/07/2001
Elgin City 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,781 22 Start
15/07/2001
Brondby 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,666 22 Start
21/07/2001
Ross County 2-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 22 Start
28/07/2001
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
SPL 18,838 22 Start
04/08/2001
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 12,696 22 Start
11/08/2001
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 13,150 22 Start
18/08/2001
Aberdeen 4-2 Motherwell
SPL 10,988 22 Start
25/08/2001
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,459 22 Start
08/09/2001
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
SPL 10,735 22 Start
15/09/2001
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
SPL 12,948 22 Start
22/09/2001
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 59,197 22 Start
25/09/2001
Queen of the South 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 3,418 22 Start
29/09/2001
Dundee 1-4 Aberdeen
SPL 8,359 22 Start
09/10/2001
Aberdeen 1-6 Livingston
League Cup R3 8,599 22 Start
13/10/2001
Livingston 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 6,393 23 Start
20/10/2001
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 11,195 23 Start
27/10/2001
Aberdeen 3-2 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 13,883 23 Start
04/11/2001
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 49,379 23 Start
10/11/2001
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
SPL 11,490 23 Start
17/11/2001
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
SPL 12,511 23 Start
08/12/2001
Kilmarnock 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 7,611 23 Start
15/12/2001
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 9,129 23 Start
22/12/2001
Aberdeen 2-0 Celtic
SPL 18,610 23 Start
29/12/2001
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 7,774 23 Start
02/01/2002
Aberdeen 0-3 Livingston
SPL 15,709 23 Start
08/01/2002
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 4,070 23 Start
12/01/2002
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 12,902 23 Start
19/01/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
SPL 17,846 23 Start
23/01/2002
Hibernian 3-4 Aberdeen
SPL 10,555 23 Start
26/01/2002
Aberdeen 2-0 Livingston
Scottish Cup R4 10,261 23 Start
29/01/2002
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
SPL 11,027 23 Start
25/02/2002
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Scottish Cup QF 17,082 23 Start
02/03/2002
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 59,564 23 Start
09/03/2002
Dundee 2-3 Aberdeen
SPL 8,122 23 Start
16/03/2002
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 13,764 23 Start
23/03/2002
Livingston 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 9,449 23 Start
13/04/2002
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 12,467 23 Start
20/04/2002
Aberdeen 3-0 Livingston
SPL 14,109 23 Start
27/04/2002
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 48,878 23 Start
12/05/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
SPL 15,332 23 Start
06/07/2002
Peterhead 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,100 23 Start
13/07/2002
Brechin City 4-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,684 23 Start
15/07/2002
SK Brann 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,000 23 Start
20/07/2002
Ross County 1-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,500 23 Start
27/07/2002
Aberdeen 1-2 Rapid Bucharest
Friendly 7,222 23 Start
03/08/2002
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 13,340 23 Start
10/08/2002
Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic
SPL 17,284 23 Start
15/08/2002
Aberdeen 1-0 Nistru Otaci
UEFA Cup PR2 1L 9,894 23 Start
18/08/2002
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 12,825 23 Start
25/08/2002
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 49,219 23 Start
29/08/2002
Nistru Otaci 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup PR2 2L 4,000 23 Start
01/09/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
SPL 12,591 23 Start
11/09/2002
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
SPL 10,724 23 Start
14/09/2002
Kilmarnock 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 6,538 23 Sub
17/09/2002
Aberdeen 0-0 Hertha Berlin
UEFA Cup R1 1L 10,180 23 Start
22/09/2002
Livingston 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 7,513 23 Start
28/09/2002
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 11,678 23 Start
01/10/2002
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 30,770 23 Start
05/10/2002
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 6,014 23 Start
19/10/2002
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
SPL 14,003 24 Start
27/10/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
SPL 12,321 24 Start
03/11/2002
Celtic 7-0 Aberdeen
SPL 58,526 24 Start
06/11/2002
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
League Cup R3 6,557 24 Sub
09/11/2002
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 11,920 24 Start
12/11/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup QF 7,576 24 Sub
16/11/2002
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
SPL 14,915 24 Start
23/11/2002
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 6,182 24 Start
30/11/2002
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 8,261 24 Start
03/12/2002
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
SPL 8,816 24 Start
07/12/2002
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
SPL 9,569 24 Start
15/12/2002
Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,835 24 Start
21/12/2002
Aberdeen 0-0 Livingston
SPL 11,253 24 Start
08/03/2003
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,636 24 Start
15/03/2003
Aberdeen 3-3 Dundee
SPL 12,119 24 Start
26/03/2003
Aberdeen 2-3 Hamburg
Friendly 10,180 24 Start
05/04/2003
Livingston 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 5,731 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
2002-03
23
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
27
3
1
6
0
2
2001-02
32
0
1
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
1
3
0
0
2000-01
31
0
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
2
0
0
36
1
1
7
3
2
1999-00
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1998-99
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
1
0
0
1997-98
2
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
0
0
1
0
1996-97
22
4
1
1
1
0
2
0
0
4
0
1
29
5
2
1
1
1
Totals:
122
10
4
4
4
0
7
2
0
10
0
1
143
16
5
18
5
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 159 5