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Neil Young (footballer born 1944)

Personal information
Full nameNeil James Young
Date of birth17 February 1944
Place of birthFallowfield, Manchester, England
Date of death3 February 2011(age 66)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionInside forward

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Neil James Young (17 February 1944 3 February 2011) was an English footballer who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing as a striker for Manchester City, Preston North End and Rochdale.

In total, Young scored 86 goals from 334 League games for Manchester City, scored the only goal in the 1969 FA Cup Final, and scored as City won the 1970 European Cup Winners' Cup Final. Transferred to Preston North End for £48,000 during the 1971 72 season, he made 68 League appearances and scored 18 goals for the Deepdale club before finishing his senior career with Rochdale, where he spent the 1974 75 season.

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