Kane Vincent-Young

Kane Vincent-Young (born 15 March 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ipswich Town. He can play on the left or right side of defence.

Kane Vincent-Young
Personal information
Full name Kane Vincent-Young[1]
Date of birth (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Camden, London, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[3]
Position(s) Full back
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 24
Youth career
2007–2014 Tottenham Hotspur
2014–2015 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Banbury United 2 (0)
2015–2019 Colchester United 112 (4)
2019– Ipswich Town 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:21, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Vincent-Young progressed through the Academy at Tottenham Hotspur, spending seven years at the North London club before being released in 2014. He briefly played for Banbury United in 2014 before he joined Colchester United's Academy for the 2014–15 season. He made his professional debut for the club in August 2015. He spent four seasons at The U's, making over one hundred appearances before joining Ipswich Town in 2019.

Club career

Early career

Born in Camden, London,[2] Vincent-Young joined the Tottenham Hotspur Academy when he was 11 years old. He was on the books at Tottenham for 7 years,[4] where he progressed through the club's youth system before he was released in July 2014 at the end of his youth scholarship.[5] Following his release from Tottenham, he had a short spell with Southern League Premier Division side Banbury United, for whom he made two appearances in August 2014.[6]

Colchester United

After a trial with League One side Colchester United, Vincent-Young signed a one-year development contract with the club's Academy on 23 September 2014.[7] After impressing in the Colchester under-21 side, he made his first away trip with the first-team on 20 December 2014 as Colchester beat Yeovil Town 2–0, featuring on the bench but not receiving any game time.[8]

Vincent-Young featured regularly during Colchester's pre-season preparations for the 2015–16 season. He played for the full 90 minutes during three first-team pre-season friendlies[9] and was selected in manager Tony Humes' squad to face Blackpool for the opening day fixture. He came off the bench to make his professional debut on 8 August, replacing Matthew Briggs at left-back on 79 minutes in the 2–2 draw.[10] Following his debut, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club on 14 August.[11] In the absence of Briggs for the visit of Oldham Athletic on 18 August, Vincent-Young made his first competitive start for the club at the Colchester Community Stadium, helping his side to their first clean sheet of the season and playing the full 90 minutes.[12]

After eight League One appearances for Colchester, Vincent-Young suffered an Achilles injury which ruled him out of action for two months.[13] He made his return from injury on 12 December as a second-half substitute for Matthew Briggs during Colchester's 3–2 home defeat by Barnsley.[14] He ended the season with 16 appearances in his maiden campaign.[15]

Vincent-Young made regular first-team appearances for Colchester during the 2016–17 season, playing 18 times in League Two and making a further five appearances in cup competitions.[16] He signed a one-year contract extension with the club on 29 June 2017.[17]

Vincent-Young scored his first professional goal on 26 August 2017 in Colchester's 5–1 win against Forest Green Rovers.[18] This goal won the club's 'Goal of the Year' award at the annual end of season dinner, while he also won the club's 'Young Player of the Year' award.[19] He made 41 appearances for Colchester across the season, his highest figure to date.[20]

With his contract at Colchester now expired, Vincent-Young joined up with Ipswich Town on trial for their pre-season training camp in Spain in July 2018.[21] He later returned to the U's and featured in a number of pre-season friendly fixtures for the club before signing a new two-year contract on 6 August.[22] He made 44 appearances in all competitions over the course of the 2018–19 season, scoring 3 goals, including the winner in a 1–0 win over Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.[23]

Ipswich Town

On 19 August 2019, Vincent-Young signed for Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year deal, with the option of an additional year extension.[24] He made his debut for the club in a 0–5 away win over Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium, on 24 August 2019.[25] He scored his first goal for the club on 21 September 2019, netting the winner in a 0–1 away win over Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.[26] He scored his second goal for the club in the following game, scoring the fourth goal in a 4–1 home win over Tranmere Rovers at Portman Road. Vincent-Young's form earned him the PFA Fans' League One Player of the Month award for September.[27] In November 2019 it was announced that he would be out of action for a few weeks after undergoing a groin operation.[28] He required a further operation on an adductor tendon injury later in the month, ruling him out of action for three months.[29] He returned to training in February 2020 while completing his injury rehabilitation,[30] although he did not feature before the end of the season as the football season was curtailed early due to the Coronavirus pandemic.[31]

Vincent-Young returned to first-team training during the 2020 pre-season, featuring in friendly matches against former clubs Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. He picked up an achilles injury during pre-season, resulting in another spell on the sidelines.[32] Despite starting to return to training towards the end of 2020, it was confirmed on 4 February 2021 that Vincent-Young had suffered a setback to his recovery and would be out for at least another 6 weeks.[33] Vincent-Young made his first appearance since October 2019 on 20 March 2021, coming on as a second-half substitute in a match away against Portsmouth.[34] He made his first start in 18 months in Ipswich’s next game away at Wigan Athletic, only to be substituted at halftime with a hamstring problem. He returned from injury on 17 April, starting in a 0–0 draw with Charlton Athletic. He maintained a run in the team for the remainder of the season, before suffering a dislocated shoulder in the penultimate match of the season against Shrewsbury Town, an injury which would later require surgery.[35] He made 7 appearances during the 2020–21 season following his return from injury.[36]

Career statistics

As of match played 4 May 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Banbury United 2014–15[6] SL Premier Division 20000020
Colchester United 2015–16[15] League One 140200000160
2016–17[16] League Two 18010103[lower-alpha 1]0230
2017–18[20] League Two 38100003[lower-alpha 1]0411
2018–19[23] League Two 40310003[lower-alpha 1]0443
2019–20[37] League Two 2000000020
Total 11244010901264
Ipswich Town 2019–20[37] League One 9200000092
2020–21[36] League One 7000000070
Total 162000000162
Career total 13064010901446
  1. Appearances in EFL Trophy




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  34. "Portsmouth 2–1 Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 20 March 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
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