Player #815

Appearances:

91

Starts:

88

Goals:

2

Seasons:

4

Luke Young
Luke Young

Source: Football card #22 Luke Young issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Luke Young
Luke Young

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Luke Young

Position

Right Back

From

2008-09

To

2011-12

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Luke Young

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

29
30
31
32

Division

PL
PL
PL
PL

Appearances

91
43
20
24
4

Starts

88
42
18
24
4

Substitute

3
1
2
0
0

Unused

21
1
20
0
0

Goals

2
1
0
1
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Luke Paul Young

Birth Date

Thursday, 19 July 1979

Birth Place

Harlow, Essex

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Middlesbrough

From

For

£2,700,000

On

Friday, 8 August 2008

Previous Clubs

1997-01 Tottenham Hotspur |
2001-07 Charlton Athletic, £5.4m |
2007-08 Middlesbrough, £3.38m |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Queens Park Rangers

For

£1,010,000

On

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Subsequent Clubs

2011-14 Queens Park Rangers, £1.01m |

Luke Young
Luke Young

Source: Football card #22 Luke Young issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Luke Young
Luke Young

Source: Football card #22 Luke Young issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2008-11 £2.7m, 91 | 88 (3) | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Martin O’Neill |
Gérard Houllier |
Alex McLeish |

First Squad Appearance

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Debut Appearance

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Manchester City (h), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Blackburn Rovers (h), Premier League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5 ft 11 in) 1.8 m

Foot

Right

International Team

England

Luke Young

Player #815 for Aston Villa, Luke Paul Young played as a right back for the club between 2008-09 and 2011-12 making 91 appearances and scoring twice.

Young was born in Harlow, Essex on 19 July 1979 and was signed by Martin O’Neill from Middlesbrough for £2,700,000 on 8 August 2008.

Young proved an inspired purchase by O’Neill in contrast to some of his fellow intake in recent seasons, in fact the biggest downside of Young’s arrival was that it hadn’t happened earlier in his career.

O’Neill handed Young his debut appearance on Sunday, 17 August 2008 aged 29 as Villa beat Manchester City 4-2 courtesy of a Gabby Agbonlahor hat-trick.

In total Young made 43 appearances in his debut season including 42 starts as he played alongside a truly talented backline of Carlos Cuéllar, Martin Laursen and Wilfred Bouma.

Young had an injury curtailed season in 2009-10 making 20 appearances in a new look defence of Richard Dunne, James Collins and Stephen Warnock and helped Villa to the League Cup final, an FA Cup Semi Final and a 6th placed finish in the Premier League.

Young suffered another injury hit season under Gérard Houllier missing double figures of games and making just 24 appearances as Villa toiled in the league.

The arrival of Alex McLeish and a fit again Young promised a more successful season for 2011-12 however a family tragedy caused Young to take a break from the game and need to move nearer to his London roots.

After four starts in August 2011 under McLeish at the start of the 2011-12 campaign Young was gone moving to Queens Park Rangers for a fee of £1,010,000 later that month.