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Luke Young




Date of birth



175 cm





Young began his career when he joined Plymouth Argyle as a nine-year-old. He worked his way through the age groups and played reserve team football whilst still a schoolboy.

In January 2011 he was promoted to the first team with Argyle and made his debut against AFC Bournemouth as a substitute in League One.

Young’s first start came on his 18th birthday in a 4-0 loss away to Brighton & Hove Albion.

The following season, Young came into his own scoring his first goal against the club he would go on to join, Torquay United, in January 2012. He earned Plymouth’s ‘Young Player of the Season’ award as his side secured their safety in the Football League.

After three years in the first-team, making 99 league appearances, Young left Home Park and went on to join Torquay in the summer of 2014.

He made his debut in August 2014 in a 3-1 loss away at Gateshead and grabbed his first Gulls goals when grabbing a brace in a 4-0 win over Nuneaton at Plainmoor.

The 30-year-old faced Wrexham on several occasions, but his first game stands out, as he scored a stunning volley to beat a helpless Daniel Bachmann in Devon.

He spent four years with United and in 2018 earned the Player of the Season award for the second consecutive season, before departing to join Wrexham on a two-year deal.

Young's debut came in a 1-0 win over Dover Athletic on the opening day of the season, while he scored his first goal in October 2018, a long-range screamer at Dagenham & Redbridge that was rightfully awarded the Goal of the Season.

The awards didn’t stop there for Young, as he picked up two awards in both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns too.

In the 2019/20 season, he was announced Player of the Season and was awarded with Goal of the Season once again, for his superb strike against Bromley.

After triggering an extension to his contract, Young once again won Player of the Season the following year and finished as the Club’s top goal scorer too.

He signed another new contract and Phil Parkinson made the decision to make Young first-team captain, a testament to his hard work and dedication to the club.

After making 49 appearances – more than any other season in his career, to move to 181 Wrexham appearances in total – Young signed another two-year contract in the summer of 2022.

Yet again an ever-present during the 2022/23 season, Wrexham’s number 8 would go on to record another 45 appearances in all competitions, taking his current tally to 226.


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