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Derek Young Squad Index
Information:
1998-99 Squad Number:
21
Position:
Midfielder
Date of Birth:
27th May 1980
Birthplace:
Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9'
Weight:
10st 4lb
Signed:
22/10/96
Career History:
Aberdeen 1995-2003
Lewis United (loan) 1996
Dunfermline Athletic 2003-2006
St Johnstone 2006
Partick Thistle 2006-2007
Aberdeen 2007-2011
Grindavik 2011
Morton 2011-2012
Queen of the South 2012-2014
Forfar Athletic 2014-2016
Formartine United 2016-2017
International Honours:
Caps: Under 18 & Under 21 caps for Scotland , Goals: 0
 
Profile:
A product of the Youth System at Pittodrie, Derek first joined up in 1995. he was pretty much a fixture in youth and then reserve teams, scoring many goals at that level, breaking into the first team at the turn of the century. Returned to his former club after four seasons elsewhere. Derek made 129 appearances in his five years as a Don before the midfielder's move to Dunfermline in 2003. He had spells at St Johnstone and Partick Thistle but Derek had little hesitation in signing a new contract with the Dons in 2007 and brought his total number of Aberdeen apperances to 253 with 23 goals before it was announced at the end of season 2010-2011 that his contract would not be renewed. In recognition of the sterling service that Derek had given Aberdeen, manager Craig Brown gave him the captaincy for his last few games at Pittodrie.
A very intelligent, hard working and committed footballer, Derek's final farewell at Pittodrie earned him an affactionate ovation from the home crowd.
Derek Young

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
21/07/1997
Hull City 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 6,034 17 Sub

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
2010-11
20
9
0
2
1
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
24
12
0
3
1
0
2009-10
16
4
3
0
0
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
19
5
3
1
3
0
2008-09
17
5
1
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
19
7
1
2
3
1
2007-08
21
3
2
3
0
1
1
3
0
5
0
0
30
6
3
1
0
0
2002-03
25
4
4
2
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
34
4
5
6
1
2
2001-02
24
8
3
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
27
9
4
3
0
1
2000-01
27
4
6
1
0
1
0
3
0
0
1
0
28
8
7
2
4
1
1999-00
9
5
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
6
0
4
1
1
1998-99
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
0
2
3
2
1997-98
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
Totals:
159
46
19
11
4
2
12
10
2
10
1
0
192
61
23
24
18
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 253 23