Club News

Alex Young

27th February 2017

It is with great sadness that the club received news of Hearts legend Alex Young’s passing.

In the trophy laden 50s and 60s, Alex was a supremely talented winger who was adored by the fans of Hearts and Everton, where he also played with huge distinction.

Alex was born in Loanhead on the 3rd February 1937 and signed for Hearts from Newtongrange Star in 1955 while still working in the local colliery.

His 20 goals were pivotal as he helped Hearts win the Scottish League Championship in 1957/58. He was to help Hearts repeat this feat in 1959/60 and also won the Scottish Cup in 1956 and League Cup in 1959.

Alex was sold to Everton for £40,000 and immediately helped the Toffees win the English league title in 1962/63 and the FA Cup in 1966.

He was nicknamed the “Golden Vision”, a title coined by Danny Blanchflower who said “the view every Saturday that we have of a more perfect world, a world that has got a pattern is finite. And that is Alex.”

He will go down in history as one of Hearts’ finest ever players and the club would like to offer its sincere condolences to Alex’ friends and family.

A more complete tribute to Alex will follow in the coming days.