Jamie Young
Jamie Young
Personal information
Full name Jamie Iain Young
Date of birth August 25, 1985 (1985-08-25) (age 34)
Place of birth    Brisbane, Flag of Australia Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Nationality England England
Club information
Current club Flag of Australia Brisbane Roar
Number 21
Youth clubs
2002–2003 England Reading
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
England Reading
EnglandRushden & Diamonds (loan)
England Wycombe Wanderers
England Aldershot Town
England Basingstoke Town
England Whitehawk
England Hayes & Yeading United
Flag of Australia Brisbane Roar
020 00(0)
039 00(0)
0124 0(0)
010 00(0)
086 00(0)   
National team
England England U18
England England U19
England England U20

Jamie Iain Young (born 25 August 1985) is an Australian-English football goalkeeper who plays for A-League side Brisabne Roar.

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.

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 cleansheet in a 4–0 thrashing of the Newcastle Jets, courtesy of an Henrique hattrick. Due to Michael Theo's wrist injury, sustained in pre-season training, Young played as the no.1 keeper for the majority of the season, even in the Elimination Final clash against Adelaide United in which Brisbane were downed 2–1 despite Jamie's scintillating form. Young played 24 matches for the Roar in the 2014/15 season, keeping five cleansheets, as well as one cleansheet in the ACL in Roar's 1–0 win against Urawa Reds.

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

As of 12 December 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Reading 2003–04 First Division 100000 10
2004–05 Championship 000000 00
2005–06 000000 00
Total 100000 10
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2005–06 League Two 200301000 240
Wycombe Wanderers 2006–07 190203000 240
2007–08 40000000 40
2008–09 150001010 170
2009–10 League One 10001010 30
Total 590506020 720
Aldershot Town 2009–10 League Two 90000010 100
2010–11 460301020 520
2011–12 250301010 300
2012–13 440301000 480
Total 1240903040 1400
Basingstoke Town 2013–14 Conference South 100000 10
Whitehawk 2013–14 100000 10
Hayes & Yeading United 2013–14 1000000 100
Brisbane Roar 2014–15 A-League 24541 286
Career total 20601409060 2350

External links

Brisbane Roar FC squad - 2020–21

1 Crocombe · 2 Neville · 4 Bowles · 5 Aldred · 6 Gillesphey · 7 Ingham · 8 Pepper · 10 Inman · 12 O'Neill · 13 Mauk · 14 Mells · 15 Reardon · 19 Hingert · 20 Amadi-Holloway · 21 Young · 22 McGing · 23 Wenzel-Halls · 24 O'Toole · 25 Akbari · 26 O'Shea · 27 Trewin · 28 Powell · 29 Courtney-Perkins · 31 Freke ·

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