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Eric Young

Eric Young is a retired footballer, who was a strong, commanding 6ft 2 centre half nicknamed "Ninja" due to his ever-present brown headband.

Young started his career at non-league Southall and then moved to Slough Town where his commanding style was noticed by a number of league clubs; he played for Slough for 3 seasons.

Young was eventually signed by Brighton & Hove Albion in 1982. During the period in non league football Young continued with his accountancy training.

He made his league debut in the first match of the 1982/83 season and went on to make 126 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals before transferring to Wimbledon for £70,000 on the eve of the 1987/88 season. He became a firm favourite at Wimbledon and had a formidable central defensive partnership with Andy Thorn.

After 99 appearances and 9 goals for the club he was sold to Crystal Palace for £850,000. At Palace he played some of the best football of his career, and resumed the Thorn/Young defensive partnership that had been so successful with Wimbledon. Eric was a mainstay in the team that finished 3rd in the old first division (now the Premiership) and kept his place in the side until a public fall out with manager Alan Smith at the beginning of the ill fated 1994/1995 season that saw him dropped until the final five matches of that campaign.

After 161 appearances and 15 goals for Palace he then joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free transfer, where he played 4 league games scoring 2 goals before retiring, and is now working as an Accountant in Slough.

Eric qualified to play for Wales due to being born in Singapore but holding a British passport. He opted to represent Wales, despite having no family connection to that country. He made his début for Wales aged 30 versus Costa Rica in a friendly game at Ninian Park in 1990, alongside fellow débutantes Gary Speed and Paul Bodin. Despite his late start, Eric won 21 caps.

Young remains a fans favourite, appreciated by those who followed his clubs and Wales for his committed, no-holds-barred approach to football.


Statistics

First Appearance: 27-03-1979 vs Hendon
First Goal: 31-03-1979 vs Tooting
Position: Defender
Total STFC Appearances: 144
Total STFC Goals: 23

Achievements

1980/81 Isthmian League, Premier Division - winner

1980/81 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup - winner

1980/81 Isthmian League Cup - winner

Matches Played

Match Date Home Team Score Away Team Competition Goals Cards Report
23-10-1982Slough Town0-0Dulwich HamletLeague--Report
19-10-1982Staines Town0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
16-10-1982Slough Town3-0Frome TownFA Cup--Report
12-10-1982Slough Town2-0Bognor Regis TownLeague--Report
09-10-1982Walthamstow0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
05-10-1982Slough Town2-0Basingstoke TownFA Cup--Report
02-10-1982Basingstoke Town2-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
28-09-1982Slough Town2-1Aylesbury UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
25-09-1982Woking1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
18-09-1982Slough Town2-0Salisbury CityFA Cup--Report
14-09-1982Leatherhead0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
11-09-1982Slough Town5-0TootingLeague--Report
04-09-1982Slough Town2-0Bishop's StortfordLeague--Report
30-08-1982Tooting1-0Slough TownHennessey Cup--Report
28-08-1982Slough Town4-2Harrow BoroughLeague1-Report
24-08-1982Slough Town6-0HendonLeague--Report
21-08-1982Slough Town2-1Billericay TownLeague1-Report
01-05-1982Tooting3-0Slough TownLeague--Report
24-04-1982Bromley4-0Slough TownLeague--Report
20-04-1982Slough Town0-2HendonLeague--Report
17-04-1982Leytonstone Ilford2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
15-04-1982Slough Town2-0Sutton UnitedLeague1-Report
10-04-1982Harlow Town1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
16-03-1982Wycombe Wanderers3-2Slough TownLeague--Report
13-03-1982Slough Town0-1Billericay TownLeague--Report
16-02-1982Slough Town4-1HayesLeague--Report
13-02-1982Slough Town2-0Harlow TownLeague--Report
08-02-1982Harrow Borough2-2Slough TownLeague--Report
06-02-1982Slough Town1-0RossendaleFA Trophy--Report
02-02-1982Slough Town2-0Aylesbury UnitedB&B Senior Cup1-Report
03-11-1981Hayes2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
31-10-1981Sutton United2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
27-10-1981Slough Town3-3Wycombe WanderersLeague--Report
24-10-1981Slough Town1-0LeatherheadLeague--Report
20-10-1981Woking1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
06-10-1981Leatherhead0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
03-10-1981Slough Town1-5Wokingham TownFA Cup--Report
29-09-1981Slough Town3-0Windsor & EtonHennessey Cup--Report
22-09-1981Slough Town1-1Harrow BoroughLeague--Report
19-09-1981Slough Town2-1Chalfont St PeterFA Cup--Report
15-09-1981Hitchin Town0-4Slough TownLeague--Report
12-09-1981Slough Town1-3BromleyLeague--Report
08-09-1981Slough Town4-2Wootton BCFA Cup--Report
05-09-1981Wootton BC2-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
31-08-1981Harwich0-1Slough TownHennessey Cup1-Report
29-08-1981Slough Town0-0BarkingLeague--Report
07-05-1981Sutton United1-2Slough TownLeague--Report
04-05-1981Walthamstow2-4Slough TownIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
28-04-1981Slough Town3-2Sutton UnitedLeague2-Report
25-04-1981Slough Town6-0Carshalton AthLeague1-Report
22-04-1981Slough Town3-0WalthamstowLeague1-Report
20-04-1981Milton Keynes City0-2Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
18-04-1981Slough Town1-2HendonLeague--Report
14-04-1981Hitchin Town1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
11-04-1981Enfield0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
04-04-1981Slough Town4-0CroydonLeague1-Report
31-03-1981Slough Town2-1Bishop's StortfordIsthmian Lge Cup1-Report
28-03-1981Slough Town0-0EnfieldLeague--Report
24-03-1981Bishop's Stortford1-1Slough TownIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
21-03-1981Slough Town2-1Aylesbury UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
07-03-1981Hendon1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
21-02-1981Barking1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
17-02-1981Slough Town1-0EnfieldIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
14-02-1981Slough Town5-1Dulwich HamletLeague--Report
07-02-1981Leatherhead0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
31-01-1981Didcot Town1-3Slough TownB&B Senior Cup1-Report
24-01-1981Dagenham0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
10-01-1981Dartford4-1Slough TownFA Trophy--Report
01-01-1981Slough Town2-1Wycombe WanderersLeague--Report
27-12-1980Wycombe Wanderers1-4Slough TownLeague1-Report
23-12-1980Slough Town3-1Staines TownLeague--Report
16-12-1980Boreham Wood1-0Slough TownLeague--Report
13-12-1980Slough Town2-1BromleyLeague--Report
09-12-1980Leytonstone Ilford3-3Slough TownLeague1-Report
06-12-1980Slough Town1-0BarkingLeague--Report
29-11-1980Slough Town6-0Wokingham TownFA Trophy--Report
26-11-1980Newbury Town0-3Slough TownB&B Senior Cup--Report
22-11-1980Croydon1-1Slough TownLeague1-Report
18-11-1980Slough Town3-1Barton RoversIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
11-11-1980Woking2-0Slough TownLeague-yellowReport
08-11-1980Slough Town1-0LeatherheadLeague--Report
03-11-1980Harrow Borough2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
01-11-1980Walthamstow0-2Slough TownLeague1-Report
28-10-1980Slough Town3-0HayesLeague--Report
25-10-1980Dulwich Hamlet0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
21-10-1980Staines Town0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
18-10-1980Slough Town0-1Barton RoversFA Cup--Report
11-10-1980Slough Town2-0Wantage TownB&B Senior Cup1-Report
04-10-1980Hounslow1-3Slough TownFA Cup--Report
30-09-1980Slough Town0-0Hitchin TownLeague--Report
27-09-1980Slough Town2-1Leytonstone IlfordLeague--Report
23-09-1980Slough Town3-1DagenhamIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
20-09-1980Slough Town2-1TootingLeague--Report
13-09-1980Slough Town5-1WareFA Cup--Report
09-09-1980Slough Town1-1WokingLeague--Report
30-08-1980Bromley1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
23-08-1980Carshalton Ath0-3Slough TownLeague--Report
19-08-1980Hayes0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
16-08-1980Slough Town3-3DagenhamLeague--Report
26-04-1980Slough Town2-2WokingLeague1-Report
21-04-1980Harrow Borough1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
19-04-1980Hayes0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
07-04-1980Walthamstow3-0Slough TownLeague--Report
05-04-1980Slough Town10-0Hitchin TownLeague1-Report
29-03-1980Hitchin Town1-1Slough TownLeague1-Report
22-03-1980Slough Town0-1WalthamstowLeague--Report
15-03-1980Hendon0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
11-03-1980Staines Town2-0Slough TownLeague--Report
08-03-1980Slough Town2-1Carshalton AthLeague--Report
04-03-1980Carshalton Ath1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
26-02-1980Slough Town0-1Aylesbury UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
23-02-1980Slough Town2-1BarkingLeague--Report
16-02-1980Dagenham0-2Slough TownLeague--Report
02-02-1980Slough Town2-1Boreham WoodLeague--Report
26-01-1980Slough Town1-0Chesham UnitedB&B Senior Cup--Report
19-01-1980Tilbury1-3Slough TownLeague--Report
12-01-1980Hertford Town3-0Slough TownFA Trophy--Report
05-01-1980Slough Town2-1Wycombe WanderersLeague--Report
29-12-1979Harlow Town2-1Slough TownLeague--Report
26-12-1979Slough Town2-1HayesLeague--Report
18-12-1979Dulwich Hamlet5-2Slough TownIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
15-12-1979Yeovil Town1-0Slough TownFA Cup--Report
08-12-1979Sutton United3-1Slough TownLeague--Report
04-12-1979Slough Town2-2LeatherheadLeague1-Report
01-12-1979Slough Town1-2TootingLeague--Report
24-11-1979Slough Town3-1Hungerford TownFA Cup--Report
21-11-1979Oxford City0-0Slough TownLeague--Report
17-11-1979Slough Town2-1CroydonLeague--Report
13-11-1979Slough Town3-1Wycombe WanderersB&B Senior Cup--Report
10-11-1979Dulwich Hamlet1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
06-11-1979Enfield5-0Slough TownLeague--Report
03-11-1979Slough Town4-0TootingFA Cup--Report
30-10-1979Slough Town4-0Chesham UnitedIsthmian Lge Cup--Report
27-10-1979Slough Town2-1HendonLeague--Report
23-10-1979Slough Town1-3TilburyLeague--Report
20-10-1979Walton & Hersham0-2Slough TownFA Cup--Report
21-08-1979Slough Town1-1Oxford CityLeague--Report
18-08-1979Slough Town0-2EnfieldLeague--Report
01-05-1979Hendon3-2Slough TownLeague--Report
24-04-1979Slough Town1-1Staines TownLeague1-Report
12-04-1979Enfield0-1Slough TownLeague--Report
07-04-1979Hayes1-1Slough TownLeague--Report
31-03-1979Slough Town5-0TootingLeague1-Report
27-03-1979Slough Town2-1HendonLeague--Report
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