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
.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
, 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......