Neil Young (footballer born 1944)

Neil Young (Footballer Born 1944)

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Neil James Young (17 February 1944 – 3 February 2011) was an English footballer who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing as a striker for Manchester City, Preston North End and Rochdale.Young, Catch a Falling Star, p. 214.

In total, Young scored 86 goals from 334 League games for Manchester City, scored the only goal in the 1969 FA Cup Final, and scored as City won the 1970 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Transferred to Preston North End for £48,000 during the 1971–72 season, he made 68 League appearances and scored 18 goals for the Deepdale club before finishing his senior career with Rochdale, where he spent the 1974–75 season.


Young was born in Fallowfield, Manchester, where he lived with his parents and older brother Chris.Young, Catch a Falling Star, p. 15. His house was half a mile from Manchester City's Maine Road ground, which was visible from the bedroom window.Penney, Manchester City: The Mercer-Allison Years, p.10.Penney, The Maine Road Encyclopedia, p. 217.Penney, Manchester City: The Mercer-Allison Years, p.11. Young signed for Manchester City as......
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