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Eric Young

Eric Young

Stats

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

Achievements

1980/81 Isthmian League, Premier Division - winner
1980/81 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup - winner
1980/81 Isthmian League Cup - winner

Bio

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.

History

Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
23-10-1982 Slough Town 0-0 Dulwich Hamlet League Match report
19-10-1982 Staines Town 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
16-10-1982 Slough Town 3-0 Frome Town FA Cup Match report
12-10-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Bognor Regis Town League Match report
09-10-1982 Walthamstow 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
05-10-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Basingstoke Town FA Cup Match report
02-10-1982 Basingstoke Town 2-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
28-09-1982 Slough Town 2-1 Aylesbury United B&B Senior Cup Match report
25-09-1982 Woking 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
18-09-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Salisbury City FA Cup Match report
14-09-1982 Leatherhead 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
11-09-1982 Slough Town 5-0 Tooting League Match report
04-09-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Bishop's Stortford League Match report
30-08-1982 Tooting 1-0 Slough Town Hennessey Cup Match report
28-08-1982 Slough Town 4-2 Harrow Borough League Match report
24-08-1982 Slough Town 6-0 Hendon League Match report
21-08-1982 Slough Town 2-1 Billericay Town League Match report
01-05-1982 Tooting 3-0 Slough Town League Match report
24-04-1982 Bromley 4-0 Slough Town League Match report
20-04-1982 Slough Town 0-2 Hendon League Match report
17-04-1982 Leytonstone Ilford 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
15-04-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Sutton United League Match report
10-04-1982 Harlow Town 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
16-03-1982 Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Slough Town League Match report
13-03-1982 Slough Town 0-1 Billericay Town League Match report
16-02-1982 Slough Town 4-1 Hayes League Match report
13-02-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Harlow Town League Match report
08-02-1982 Harrow Borough 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
06-02-1982 Slough Town 1-0 Rossendale FA Trophy Match report
02-02-1982 Slough Town 2-0 Aylesbury United B&B Senior Cup Match report
03-11-1981 Hayes 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
31-10-1981 Sutton United 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
27-10-1981 Slough Town 3-3 Wycombe Wanderers League Match report
24-10-1981 Slough Town 1-0 Leatherhead League Match report
20-10-1981 Woking 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
06-10-1981 Leatherhead 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
03-10-1981 Slough Town 1-5 Wokingham Town FA Cup Match report
29-09-1981 Slough Town 3-0 Windsor & Eton Hennessey Cup Match report
22-09-1981 Slough Town 1-1 Harrow Borough League Match report
19-09-1981 Slough Town 2-1 Chalfont St Peter FA Cup Match report
15-09-1981 Hitchin Town 0-4 Slough Town League Match report
12-09-1981 Slough Town 1-3 Bromley League Match report
08-09-1981 Slough Town 4-2 Wootton BC FA Cup Match report
05-09-1981 Wootton BC 2-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
31-08-1981 Harwich 0-1 Slough Town Hennessey Cup Match report
29-08-1981 Slough Town 0-0 Barking League Match report
07-05-1981 Sutton United 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
04-05-1981 Walthamstow 2-4 Slough Town Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
28-04-1981 Slough Town 3-2 Sutton United League Match report
25-04-1981 Slough Town 6-0 Carshalton Ath League Match report
22-04-1981 Slough Town 3-0 Walthamstow League Match report
20-04-1981 Milton Keynes City 0-2 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
18-04-1981 Slough Town 1-2 Hendon League Match report
14-04-1981 Hitchin Town 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
11-04-1981 Enfield 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
04-04-1981 Slough Town 4-0 Croydon League Match report
31-03-1981 Slough Town 2-1 Bishop's Stortford Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
28-03-1981 Slough Town 0-0 Enfield League Match report
24-03-1981 Bishop's Stortford 1-1 Slough Town Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
21-03-1981 Slough Town 2-1 Aylesbury United B&B Senior Cup Match report
07-03-1981 Hendon 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
21-02-1981 Barking 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
17-02-1981 Slough Town 1-0 Enfield Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
14-02-1981 Slough Town 5-1 Dulwich Hamlet League Match report
07-02-1981 Leatherhead 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
31-01-1981 Didcot Town 1-3 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
24-01-1981 Dagenham 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
10-01-1981 Dartford 4-1 Slough Town FA Trophy Match report
01-01-1981 Slough Town 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers League Match report
27-12-1980 Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Slough Town League Match report
23-12-1980 Slough Town 3-1 Staines Town League Match report
16-12-1980 Boreham Wood 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
13-12-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Bromley League Match report
09-12-1980 Leytonstone Ilford 3-3 Slough Town League Match report
06-12-1980 Slough Town 1-0 Barking League Match report
29-11-1980 Slough Town 6-0 Wokingham Town FA Trophy Match report
26-11-1980 Newbury Town 0-3 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
22-11-1980 Croydon 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
18-11-1980 Slough Town 3-1 Barton Rovers Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
11-11-1980 Woking 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
08-11-1980 Slough Town 1-0 Leatherhead League Match report
03-11-1980 Harrow Borough 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
01-11-1980 Walthamstow 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
28-10-1980 Slough Town 3-0 Hayes League Match report
25-10-1980 Dulwich Hamlet 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
21-10-1980 Staines Town 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
18-10-1980 Slough Town 0-1 Barton Rovers FA Cup Match report
11-10-1980 Slough Town 2-0 Wantage Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
04-10-1980 Hounslow 1-3 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
30-09-1980 Slough Town 0-0 Hitchin Town League Match report
27-09-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Leytonstone Ilford League Match report
23-09-1980 Slough Town 3-1 Dagenham Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
20-09-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Tooting League Match report
13-09-1980 Slough Town 5-1 Ware FA Cup Match report
09-09-1980 Slough Town 1-1 Woking League Match report
30-08-1980 Bromley 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
23-08-1980 Carshalton Ath 0-3 Slough Town League Match report
19-08-1980 Hayes 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
16-08-1980 Slough Town 3-3 Dagenham League Match report
26-04-1980 Slough Town 2-2 Woking League Match report
21-04-1980 Harrow Borough 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
19-04-1980 Hayes 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
07-04-1980 Walthamstow 3-0 Slough Town League Match report
05-04-1980 Slough Town 10-0 Hitchin Town League Match report
29-03-1980 Hitchin Town 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
22-03-1980 Slough Town 0-1 Walthamstow League Match report
15-03-1980 Hendon 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
11-03-1980 Staines Town 2-0 Slough Town League Match report
08-03-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Carshalton Ath League Match report
04-03-1980 Carshalton Ath 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
26-02-1980 Slough Town 0-1 Aylesbury United B&B Senior Cup Match report
23-02-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Barking League Match report
16-02-1980 Dagenham 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
02-02-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Boreham Wood League Match report
26-01-1980 Slough Town 1-0 Chesham United B&B Senior Cup Match report
19-01-1980 Tilbury 1-3 Slough Town League Match report
12-01-1980 Hertford Town 3-0 Slough Town FA Trophy Match report
05-01-1980 Slough Town 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers League Match report
29-12-1979 Harlow Town 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
26-12-1979 Slough Town 2-1 Hayes League Match report
18-12-1979 Dulwich Hamlet 5-2 Slough Town Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
15-12-1979 Yeovil Town 1-0 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
08-12-1979 Sutton United 3-1 Slough Town League Match report
04-12-1979 Slough Town 2-2 Leatherhead League Match report
01-12-1979 Slough Town 1-2 Tooting League Match report
24-11-1979 Slough Town 3-1 Hungerford Town FA Cup Match report
21-11-1979 Oxford City 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
17-11-1979 Slough Town 2-1 Croydon League Match report
13-11-1979 Slough Town 3-1 Wycombe Wanderers B&B Senior Cup Match report
10-11-1979 Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
06-11-1979 Enfield 5-0 Slough Town League Match report
03-11-1979 Slough Town 4-0 Tooting FA Cup Match report
30-10-1979 Slough Town 4-0 Chesham United Isthmian Lge Cup Match report
27-10-1979 Slough Town 2-1 Hendon League Match report
23-10-1979 Slough Town 1-3 Tilbury League Match report
20-10-1979 Walton & Hersham 0-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
21-08-1979 Slough Town 1-1 Oxford City League Match report
18-08-1979 Slough Town 0-2 Enfield League Match report
01-05-1979 Hendon 3-2 Slough Town League Match report
24-04-1979 Slough Town 1-1 Staines Town League Match report
12-04-1979 Enfield 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
07-04-1979 Hayes 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
31-03-1979 Slough Town 5-0 Tooting League Match report
27-03-1979 Slough Town 2-1 Hendon League Match report

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