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Young playing for Aldershot Town in 2010
Personal information
Full name Jamie Iain Young
Date of birth 25 August 1985 (1985-08-25) (age 36)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Brisbane Roar
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2003 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Reading 1 (0)
2005–2006 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 20 (0)
2006–2010 Wycombe Wanderers 39 (0)
2010–2013 Aldershot Town 124 (0)
2013 Basingstoke Town 1 (0)
2013 Whitehawk 1 (0)
2013–2014 Hayes & Yeading United 10 (0)
2014– Brisbane Roar 144 (0)
National team
2002–2003 England U18 3 (0)
2003 England U19 1 (0)
2005 England U20 4 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2020.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jamie Iain Young (born 25 August 1985) is an English football goalkeeper who plays for A-League side Brisbane Roar. Born in Australia, Young was a youth international for England.

Personal life

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Young is of Sri Lankan and Scottish descent. Young is currently studying Bachelor of Health degree, which he placed on hold in July 2016 in order to focus on his football, having previously combined university studies with football commitments for more than six years.

Young is an ambassador for the Multicultural Development Association, which helps refugees and migrants settle in Queensland.

Club career

Having grown up in Australia, he attended Padua College, where he played in the First XI as Goalkeeper and also played at Pine Hills, Albany Creek, Easts and QAS at club level. Young moved to England in 2002 to play professional football for Reading. After failing to break into the first team, he was released by Reading on 8 May 2006, and subsequently signed a one-year deal with Wycombe Wanderers on 2 August 2006.

He missed much of the 2007–08 season with a knee injury, but regained fitness by the end of the season. His contract was cancelled by mutual consent in January 2010 after he was informed that he would not be offered a new contract in the summer. He was signed on a non-contract basis by Aldershot Town of League Two on 11 March 2010 as cover for goalkeeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.

After impressing and establishing himself as the first choice goalkeeper, in the last quarter of the 2009–10 season, where Aldershot Town qualified for the League Two play-offs, Young signed a one-year contract with the club in June 2010. With the arrival of new goalkeeper Ross Worner in the 2011–12 season, Young was demoted to second choice goalkeeper but still managed to make a number of appearances in the later stage of the season when Worner was ruled out with a back injury. On 24 June 2012, Young signed a one-year contract to keep him with Aldershot until 2013.

Jamie Young Save
Jamie Young makes a save from a Melbourne City Free Kick 01.03.20

Young left Aldershot in June 2013 after the club were relegated from the Football League and placed in administration. He played one game for Basingstoke Town in September as cover for their regular goalkeeper before joining fellow Conference South side Whitehawk the following month. After making only one appearance he moved, this time joining Hayes & Yeading United. After making 10 appearances for Hayes & Yeading during its 2013–14 Conference South campaign, Young was released by manager Phil Babb following an on-field altercation with a teammate in a 2–0 defeat to Bath City.

On 10 May 2014, it was reported that Young would return to his hometown to join A-League defending champion Brisbane Roar for the 2014–15 season. Young struggled to adjust to the A-League with fans and even teammate Shane Stefanutto laying the blame on Young for the Roar's less than impressive start to the season. Young kept his first clean sheet in a 4–0 thrashing of the Newcastle Jets, courtesy of an Henrique hat-trick. Due to Michael Theo's wrist injury, sustained in pre-season training, Young played as the first choice goalkeeper for the majority of the season, even in the Elimination Final clash against Adelaide United in which Brisbane lost 2–1. Young played 24 matches for the Roar in the 2014–15 season, keeping five clean-sheets, as well as one clean-sheet in the ACL in Roar's 1–0 win against Urawa Reds.

On 30 April, Young won the golden glove award for best goalkeeper in the A-League at the Dolan Warren Awards.

International career

Although born in Australia, Young has elected to play for England internationally, having been capped for the U20 team to date.

Career statistics

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Reading 2003–04 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2005–06 League Two 20 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2006–07 19 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 24 0
2007–08 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
2009–10 League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Total 59 0 5 0 6 0 2 0 72 0
Aldershot Town 2009–10 League Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
2010–11 46 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 52 0
2011–12 25 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
2012–13 44 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 48 0
Total 124 0 9 0 3 0 4 0 140 0
Basingstoke Town 2013–14 Conference South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Whitehawk 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hayes & Yeading United 2013–14 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Brisbane Roar 2014–15 A-League 24 5 4 1 28 6
2015–16 20 7 20 7
2016–17 6 3 7 3 13 6
2017–18 24 5 1 0 25 5
2018–19 24 2 1 0 25 5
2019–20 21 6 1 1 22 7
Career total 315 16 9 18 358

Honours

Individual

  • A-League Goalkeeper of the Year: 2017–18
  • Brisbane Roar Gary Wilkins Medal: 2017–18, 2018–19
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