Best known for playing as a right half for the highly successful Celtic side of the early 1900s, Young helped Celtic win fifteen trophies in total, comprising nine league championships and six Scottish Cups.
Young made one appearance for the Scotland national football team, against Ireland in 1906. He also represented the Scottish League XI six times.
Young’s career was ended by a knee injury suffered in 1916. He died in a motorcycle accident in his native Ayrshire, aged 40.