Ashley Simon Young Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Controversy and Net Worth

Ashley Simon Young is an English professional Footballer who plays as Winger for the Premier League club, Manchester United and the English national team.


Young was born on 9th July 1985 in Stevenage, England to Jamaican parents. Young during his school days discovered passion for Football. When he turned ten he enrolled himself in the Watford academy system.

In 2004-05 his performance awarded him the club’s Young Player of the Season Award as well as in the same season his position was promoted as a striker and right-winger.


Young married his childhood sweetheart Nicky Pike, the couple is blessed with two children, a younger daughter Ellearna and son Tyler.


In January 2007, he signed the club Aston Villa for 9.65 million pounds, the highest fee Aston Villa had ever paid for a player at the time.

He made his debut for the club against Newcastle United but lost. In 2008 he became the first player ever to win three Premier League Player of the Month in the same year in 2008.

In 2009 he was awarded as the PFA Young Player of the Year Award. On 23rd June 2011, he moved to Manchester United for 15 million on a five-year deal.  He made his debut for the club in the 2011 FA Community shield.

On 27th September 2011 UEFA Champions League against Basel. Following his impressive performance, he signed an extended three-year contract with the club.

In April 2017 he captained the Club for the first time in a 2-0 win against Chelsea.


Young started to play for his national team from its Under-21 England League squad which took part in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

On 31st August 2007, he was called up to full England squad in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers. He made his international debut on 16th November 2007 coming as the half time substitute.


In 2017 Young and Alli involved in a 30th minute spat during Manchester’s win over Tottenham after Young claimed he was caught in the face by Spurs right-back Serge Aurier.


Club Level

Young holds

Manchester United

  • 2012-13 Premier League title
  • 2015-16 FA Cup title
  • 2016-17 EFL Cup title
  • 2011 FA Community Shield title
  • 2016-17 UEFA Europa League title

International Level

Young is yet to hold any international title


  • 2004-05 Watford Young Player of the Season
  • 2008-09 PFA Young Player of the Year
  • 3 times Premier League Player of the Month


Height: 5ft 9in

Weight: 65 kg

Eye color: Dark Brown

Hair color: Black


Full Name: Ashley Simon Young

Date of Birth: 9 July 1985

Place of Birth: England

Playing Position: Winger

Nickname: Young

EDUCATION: John Newman School

Relationships: Nicky Pike

Kids: Two

HOBBIES: Playing Football


9 Million Dollars


Facebook: N/A

Twitter: @young18

Instagram: @young_18

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