Tributes To The Golden Vision

Tributes have flooded in for Alex Young following the news of his passing on Monday at the age of 80.

Former teammates, Club figures and other names from the world of football have provided their memories of the Scot, a title winner with the Blues in 1962/63 and part of the famous 1966 FA Cup-winning side.

Scroll down now to read the latest tributes…

Graeme Sharp
I wasn't old enough to see Alex play in the flesh but when I joined Everton I was made aware of some of the great players from the past and Alex Young was the one that many of the older supporters talked about.
He was a hero to so many Evertonians and it wasn't just his goals record that set him apart. When you talk to people about the Golden Vision, they talk about how silky he was as a footballer. He had the ability to ghost past defenders and, although he wasn't particularly tall, he had a fantastic leap.
I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions and he was a fantastic guy. He was a quiet man, incredibly humble, and I always enjoyed being in his company at social events.
Everton fans know a good player when they see one and Alex Young was up there with the very best. It's a sad day for the club. He will be remembered fondly.

Duncan Ferguson

Alex Young, the Golden Vision, was a legend. He was a fantastic player, an unbelievable striker who scored over 80 goals for our great club. Alex won the league, the FA Cup and was a proper legend for Evertonians. 

Kevin Sheedy

He was a great man, a great Evertonian and a legend. It is very sad to hear the news of his passing. I have been lucky enough to meet him on a number of occasions and he was a lovely man and a real gentleman. I’ve enjoyed good conversations and a laugh with him.

To have the nickname ‘The Golden Vision’ says it all - you don’t get a name like that without having brilliant quality. I have seen clips of him and that was certainly the case. 

He has left a legacy and it is a sad day for Evertonians that they have lost one of our greatest ever players.

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