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Darren Young
Personal information
Full name Darren Young
Date of birth October 13, 1978 (1978-10-13) (age 31)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Dundee
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
132 0(4)
124 0(8)
007 0(2)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23:38, May 18, 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Darren Young (born October 13, 1978, in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional football player currently with Dundee in the Scottish First Division. He also has a brother Derek Young who he has played aside for many of his years.





Young started his career at Aberdeen (where he was later to be joined by younger brother Derek), signing from Crombie Sports on February 29, 1996. He made a quick impact, making his first team debut against Hearts in August 1996, aged only 17. Young's prodigious development which had seen him awarded several Scotland Under-21 caps was hindered however, by a serious knee injury which required three separate operations to repair.

Young made a successful return to the Aberdeen first team in 2000, by which stage his brother Derek was also an established member of Ebbe Skovdahl's resurgent side. Darren was soon awarded the captaincy and led the 'Dons' to a 4th place finish in the league in the 2001-02 season. This ensured European football returned to Pittodrie and Young increased his continental appearances for Abedeen to 10, as the 'Dons' played FC Nistru Otaci and Hertha BSC Berlin in the 2002-03 UEFA Cup.

Dunfermline Athletic

Darren and brother Derek joined Dunfermline Athletic together in July 2003 as part of Jimmy Calderwood's new-look side and were part of the team defeated 3-1 by Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in May 2004. Young was once again blighted by injuries the following season but helped the Pars retain their SPL status in the 2005-06 season, as well as reaching League Cup Final where Celtic again proved too strong, beating the Fife side 3-0.[1]

In July 2006, Derek was released by Dunfermline (eventually signing for St. Johnstone), ensuring the Young brothers would play separately for the first time in their professional careers. In May 2008, Young rejected Dunfermline's final contract offer meaning he would leave East End Park at the end of May after five years with the Fife side.[2]


In May 2008, Young signed for his former club's First Division rivals Dundee.[3] Young was sent off after 3 minutes into his long awaited debut for Dundee during a league match against Clyde at Broadwood Stadium after pulling back an opponent.

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Preceded by
Derek Whyte
Aberdeen FC captain
Succeeded by
Russell Anderson


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