Get to Know | Joe Young

England youth goalkeeper Joe Young has spent the past 10 years at Wolves and is the latest Academy star to give an insight into his life, both on and off the pitch.


Full name: Joe Young

Position: Goalkeeper

Birthdate: 22/09/2002

Nationality: English

Hometown: Telford, West Mids

Height: 179cm

Weight: 75kg

Previous clubs: None

Time at Wolves: Ten years

Nickname: Youngy


What’s your earliest memory in football?

Playing in my first Sunday league match when I was about six years old.

What has been your best moment in football?

Making my debut for England under-16s.

What team did you support as a child?


What trophy would you most like to win?

The Champions League.

Who are your best friends at Wolves?

‘Jacko’ [Jackson Smith] and Todd [Parker].

Who is your funniest teammate?

‘Faz’ [Faisu Sangare].

Who is your worst dressed teammate?

Jack Scott.

What are your hobbies outside of football?

I like to keep myself active and play a lot of table tennis.

What would you want to be if not a footballer?

I’d still want to stay in football as a coach.

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Sport aside from football: Table tennis

Current/former player: Ederson

Pair of boots: Nike Vapors

Social media platform: Snapchat and Instagram

Phone game: Subway Surf

Food/meal: Pizza

Film: The Jason Bourne films

TV series: Prison Break

Band/artist: Lil Baby

Holiday destination: America