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Willie Young Squad Index
Information:
1972-73 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
25th November 1951
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 2 1/2
Weight:
12 st 10 lbs
Signed:
3rd May 1969
Career History:
Seton Athletic
Aberdeen 3rd May 1969
Tottenham Hotspurs 18th September 1975 100,000
Aresenal 3rd March 1977 80,000
Nottingham Forest December 1981 170,000
Norwich City August 1983
Brighton & Hove Albion March 1984 (On Loan)
Darlington September 84 - October 84 (Non Contract)
Honours:
Scotland Under-23 International (5 Caps).
 
Profile:
Full name: William David Young.

The towering figure of Willie Young was easily recognised wherever Aberdeen were playing and not a few forwards would have felt intimidated at having to face uo to this uncompromising centre-half. Unfortunately for Willie, his best remebered moment with the Dons came in what turned out to be his final Aberdeen game. Incensed at being substituted against Dundee United, he peeled off his shirt and threw it at manager Jimmy Bonthrone in the dugout, storming off down the track and out of the stadium. He was sold to Tottenham Hotspur a week later for a profitable 100,000.

After retiring from football Willie became a publican near Nottingham for many years and later took over kennels in Leicestershire.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/09/1970
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 18 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
1975-76
3
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
3
0
1
1974-75
31
0
3
4
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
4
4
0
1
1973-74
34
0
2
10
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
49
0
2
3
0
0
1972-73
30
0
2
11
0
2
4
0
0
2
0
0
47
0
4
7
0
0
1971-72
26
0
3
1
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
34
0
4
8
1
0
1970-71
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
10
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
133
0
10
32
0
3
12
0
1
11
0
0
188
0
14
26
1
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 188 14