Alex Young (footballer, born 1880)
|Full name||Alexander Simpson Young|
|Date of birth||23 June 1880|
|Place of birth||Slamannan, Scotland|
|Date of death||17 September 1959(aged 79)|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Inside right|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Alexander Simpson "Sandy" Young (23 June 1880 – 17 September 1959) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for St Mirren, Falkirk, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, South Liverpool and represented Scotland at international level.
He is the all-time fourth highest scorer for English club Everton and scored the only goal to win the 1906 FA Cup Final. Some attribute to him a total of 110 league goals for Everton, which would put him in second spot behind Dixie Dean. He was also the Football League's top scorer in 1906–07. In 1911 he joined Tottenham Hotspur where he scored three goals in five appearances. After leaving White Hart Lane, Young went on to play for Manchester City before ending his playing career at South Liverpool.
Young was convicted of the manslaughter of his brother in Australia in June 1916 and sentenced to three years' imprisonment. At times it was rumoured that he was hanged for sheep-rustling in Australia. Young, who was considered mentally unstable, died in an Edinburgh asylum. He is buried in an unmarked grave, and Everton FC, which supported him throughout his life with occasional cash assistance, intends to create a memorial by September 2014.
- Alex "Sandy" Young at Stats section of Everton F.C. website
- FA Cup hero and man of mystery from the Liverpool Echo.
- Young's trial and conviction from the Melbourne Argus
- Everton FC minute-book text of telegram sent to Everton FC that reports Young's conviction.
- David Prentice: Sandy Young goes ahead of Graeme Sharp in the Everton FC all-time League goalscoring table – 100 years on, Liverpool Echo, 2013-01-23.
- Simon Burnton: The forgotten story of … Alex 'Sandy' Young, The Guardian, 2013-10-08.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. soccerdata. p. 290. ISBN 1-899468-63-3.
- Young's international stats Retrieved 27 August 2009
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- "Gallery of Players Signed Between 1900 - 1919". efchistory.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
- Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 1 December 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
- "Brother Shoots Brother. Tongala Tragedy. Verdict of Manslaughter". The Argus (Melbourne). 21 June 1916. Retrieved 21 November 2009.