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Alex Young (footballer, born 1880)

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Place of birth  Slamannan, Scotland
1898-1899  Slamannan Juniors
Role  Footballer
Position  Forward
Playing position  Inside Right
Name  Alex Young
Height  1.74 m
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Full name  Alexander Simpson Young
Date of birth  (1880-06-23)23 June 1880
Date of death  17 September 1959(1959-09-17) (aged 79)
Died  September 17, 1959, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Alexander Simpson "Sandy" Young (23 June 1880 – 17 September 1959) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for St. Mirren, Falkirk, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, South Liverpool and represented Scotland at international level.


Football career

He is the all-time fourth highest scorer for English club Everton and scored the only goal to win the 1906 FA Cup Final. Some attribute to him a total of 113 league goals for Everton, which would put him in second spot behind Dixie Dean. He was also the Football League's top scorer in 1906–07. In 1911 he joined Tottenham Hotspur where he scored three goals in five appearances. After leaving White Hart Lane, Young went on to play for Manchester City before ending his playing career at South Liverpool.

Post-playing life

Young was convicted of the manslaughter of his brother in Australia in June 1916 and sentenced to three years' imprisonment. At times it was rumoured that he was hanged for sheep-rustling in Australia. Young, who was considered mentally unstable, died in an Edinburgh asylum. He is buried in an unmarked grave, and Everton FC, which supported him throughout his life with occasional cash assistance, intends to create a memorial by September 2014.



  • 1906 FA Cup Final Winner
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