Ashley Young

  • Date of birth : 09/07/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : England England
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Ashley Young

Ashley Young

Clubs: Watford FC, Aston Villa FC, Manchester United FC

• Born in Stevenage, he attended the same school as Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton; joined local club Watford FC at 15 and scored on his first-team debut, at 18, in a second-tier match against Millwall FC.

• A goalless 2004/05 season was followed by a brilliant 2005/06 campaign, his 13 goals, many of them spectacular long-range efforts, helping the Hertfordshire team book a place in the Premier League following a play-off final win against Leeds United AFC.

• Adapted well to top-flight football and was transferred halfway through the 2006/07 season to Aston Villa, where he impressed in his first full term, earning a place in the official Premier League Team of the Year and winning his first three caps – all as a substitute – for England.

• Failed to make England's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad despite a consistent level of performance for Villa but was introduced for UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying; after scoring his first international goal in a February 2011 friendly away to Denmark, he became a regular in the side, his three goals playing a major part in the team's successful qualification.

• Left Villa for Manchester United in June 2011 on a five-year contract and got off to an excellent start, scoring his first two goals for the Red Devils in an 8-2 defeat of Arsenal FC and marking his UEFA Champions League debut with a last-minute equaliser during a 3-3 home draw with FC Basel 1893.

• Won his first Premier League title in 2012/13, after starting all four of England's games at UEFA EURO 2012, where he hit the crossbar in the quarter-final penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 03/07/13 16.14CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Ashley Young
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/07/1985 (30)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    19/07/08: OB 2-2 Aston Villa
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/06: Switzerland 2-3 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-2160

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United161
UEFA Europa League
Man. United41
Aston Villa91
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Aston Villa21
Last updated: 01/10/2015 01:16 CET