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Derek Young Squad Index
Information:
2000-01 Squad Number:
21
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
27th May 1980
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
22nd October 1996
Career History:
Lewis United
Aberdeen 22nd October 1996
Dunfermline Athletic 20th May 2003
St Johnstone 1st August 2006
Partick Thistle 1st December 2006
Aberdeen 10th July 2007
Grindavik 29th July 2011
Morton 21st October 2011 (On Trial), 4th January 2012 (Permanent)
Queen of the South 2nd August 2012
Forfar Athletic 1st July 2014
Formartine United 30th July 2016, Retired on 30th June 2017
Aberdeen Academy U-17's coach August 2017 to Present
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.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
30/03/1997
Huntly 0-5 Aberdeen
Testimonial 750 16 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
2
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
1996-97
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Totals:
159
46
19
11
4
2
12
10
2
10
1
0
192
61
23
25
19
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 253 23