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Alf Young

Huddersfield Town AFC

9 appearances, 0 goals

P 9 W 5 D 1 L 3 F 30: A 16
61% successful

1932-38

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name Corporal Alfred Young
Born 4 November 1905 in Pallion, Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, December 1905].
Attended Diamond Hall Primary School in Pallion.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Alfred is the third of six children (seven children in total, another had tragically died before 1911) to Alfred and Margaret. The eight of them live at 4 Garnet Street in the Pallion area of Sunderland. His father is a shipyard (hand) driller.

According to the 1939 register, Alfred is a general labourer, and 'was a professional footballer' married to Eva. They are living at 52 Dalton Fold Road in Huddersfield.

Married to Eva Taylor [b.29 October 1907] [registered in Huddersfield, June 1930].
Died 30 August 1977, aged 71 years 299 days [registered in Huddersfield, September 1977].
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 2lbs [1927]. 12st. 0lbs [1928 & 1929]. 6' 0" [1937]. 5' 11½", 12st. 11lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career playing with Sunderland West End FCdeamateur for Durham City AFC in 1926. Huddersfield Town AFC signed Young, alongside Robert Cowan, as professionals, on 24 January 1927. Tottenham Hotspur FC were constantly linked with the signing of the Huddersfield captain. In March 1936, negotiatiosn broke down when it seemed certain a move would happen. Then, in December 1938, forcing the then Spurs' manager, Peter McWilliam, to strenuously deny the move. He remained at Leeds Road, scoring six goals in 283 league outings. Guested for Tranmere Rovers FC in early 1941 and then he represented the RAF later in the year and 1942. He was a guest for Rochadle AFC in 1944. He was transferred to York City FC on 24 November 1945. After captaining the side, he retired a year later.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1926-27, 1927-28, 1933-34; FA Cup runners-up 1927-28, 1929-30, 1937-38;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions One of the first footballers to be turned into a wax dummy, when Madam Tussauds museum made a bust of him for an exhibition in 1938.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Turned his hand to coaching in Denmark between 1946 and 1948, Køge Bk and Sk Brann. Appointed as a coach back at Huddersfield Town AFC in July 1948 until his resignation on 28 May 1952. Young applied for the Barnsley FC manager's vacancy, but it proved unsuccessful. After taking time out of the game, he returned to Denmark, as caretaker manager, and then with Køge Bk and Esbjerg fB. He was then appointed manager at Bradford FC on 30 December 1957. He again returned to Huddersfield Town AFC as their coach in December 1960. Then a Chief Scout 1964 until his retirement in July 1965.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 574th players (575) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 183, 16 November 1932, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 12 days.
Last match No. 219, 22 October 1938, Wales 4 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 32 years 352 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1932-33, 1936-37, 1938-39;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Was in charge of the Denmark national team for one match, against Republic of Ireland on 3 October 1956, a World Cup qualification match, which they lost 2-1.

Beyond England

Formerly a pitworker, he was a physical instructor in the RAF during the war. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.280.

 

Alf Young - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 9 3 810 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alf Young - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 8 4 1 3 24 14 +10 1 3 3.00 1.75 56.3 +1
All 9 5 1 3 30 16 +14 1 3 3.333 1.778 61.1 +2

 

Alf Young - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 1 1.00 2.333 16.7 -2
Friendly 6 5 0 1 27 9 +18 0 2 4.50 1.50 83.3 +4
All 9 5 1 3 30 16 +14 1 3 3.333 1.778 61.1 +2

 

Alf Young - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1932-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1936-37 1 0 0 1 1 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1938-39 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
BC All 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 1 1.00 2.333 16.7 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 1 1.00 2.333 16.7 -2
All 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 1 1.00 2.333 16.7 -2

 

Alf Young - Match History

 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - nine full appearances (810 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - nine full appearances (810 min)x


Age 27
1 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start ch
  

Age 31
2 207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start ch
3 208 17 April 1937 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ch
4 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW Start 9
5 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW Start 9
211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW reserve
212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW withdrawn captain
  

Age 32
6 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW Start ch
7 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Stadion, Zürich AL Start ch
8 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start ch
9 219 22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 5
220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW second reserve
  

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