Luke Young christened as Luke Paul Young is an English footballer, born on July 19, 1979 in Harlow, Essex, and plays in the right back position for Aston Villa. His elder brother, Neil Young is a professional footballer who plays for the same Club as Luke Young, and his younger brother is a part of West Ham United's Youth Academy.
His major breakthrough in the international arena came when he was chosen to join the English team at the end of 2004-05. He played for the England team for the very first time as a substitute in a game against the United States (US). In September 2005, Luke Young made it to the starting eleven of the World Cup qualifier match against Wales, which was ultimately won by England. At the end of the same year, he was capped against Argentina, and in 2007, Luke Young was a part of the English squad that was to face Russia. As of 2008, Luke Young has represented the English team in seven matches, and also has the credit capping Under 21 level twelve times.
Luke Young made his venture into football by joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1997, following which he made fifty appearances for the Club. In 2001, he switched to the Charlton Athletic Club for a whooping £4 million fee. He represented the club in 180 league matches, and his fans were so fascinated by his spectacular performance that they voted him as the Player of the year in 2005. Luke Young led the club to great heights by his captaincy in the 2005-2006 season. His exceptional leadership skills also helped his team win a match for Charlton Athletic against the Bournemouth team led by his brother, Neil Young.
Luke Young signed a four year contract with the Middlesbrough Club in July 2007 for £2.5 million. He made his bow for the club against Newcastle, and contributed his first goal in the Barclays Premiership match against Tottenham Hotspur held on November 3, 2007. Subsequent to a very brilliant first season on Teesside, he was nicknamed as "Mr. Consistent" by his Middlesbrough fans.
For an exciting deal nearing £6 million, Luke Young moved on to the Aston Villa Club in August 2008 to exhibit his skills. He made his debut for the club on their opening day Premiership fixture against Manchester City, a match in which Aston Villa emerged victorious.
Luke Young is a staunch believer in hard work, and wishes to make a mark during his tenure at Aston Villa.