Dwight Yorke
Professional footballer
Dwight Yorke
Dwight Eversley Yorke is a Trinidad and Tobago former football player. He played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total.
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The Games That Changed My Life: Dwight Yorke
Yahoo News - 11 months
Dwight Yorke tells FFT about the matches which left an indelible mark on his career - including helping his nation qualify for their first World Cup and that night in Barcelona...
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Katie Price: Harvey and me – tantrums and tough love
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Katie Price, reality TV star and former glamour model, on raising a son with profound disabilities Katie Price has had a set of cards printed, which (when she remembers) she keeps in her bag so that when she sees people staring at her son, Harvey, she can simply hand them one and walk away. The card says: "You're obviously looking because you're interested. This is his condition… Look up what's wrong with him and if you want to donate to a charity that supports children like this, then do it." It's an efficient way of dealing with the ignorance and incomprehension that she confronts surprisingly often. She has noticed that the hostile stares are worse in places such as Selfridges and Harrods. Price – ex-glamour model, reality TV star, heroine of her own endlessly promoted life story, with its relentless updates splashed on the magazine covers stacked by every supermarket checkout in the land – is famous for her brashly outspoken tone. But she is particularly unsentimental in the way ...
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Factbox - Major signings by A-league clubs
Yahoo News - over 4 years
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factbox of major signings in Australia's A-League after former England international Emile Heskey signed for Newcastle Jets on Friday: - - DWIGHT YORKE (Sydney FC, 2005-6) The former Manchester United striker was the first major marquee signing for the A-League when Sydney FC brought him to Australia for the competition's first season. Paid $1 million (616 thousand pounds) for his contribution, Yorke made an immediate mark by scoring the first goal for the club in the A-League and helped them to become the inaugural champions. ...
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FACTBOX-Soccer-Major signings by A-league clubs
Yahoo News - over 4 years
SYDNEY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Factbox of major signings in Australia's A-League after former England international Emile Heskey signed for Newcastle Jets on Friday: - - DWIGHT YORKE (Sydney FC, 2005-6) The former Manchester United striker was the first major marquee signing for the A-League when Sydney FC brought him to Australia for the competition's first season. Paid $1 million for his contribution, Yorke made an immediate mark by scoring the first goal for the club in the A-League and helped them to become the inaugural champions. ...
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FACTBOX-Soccer-Major signings by A-League clubs
Yahoo News - over 4 years
SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Factbox of major signings inAustralia's A-League after former Italy international AlessandroDel Piero signed for Sydney FC: - - DWIGHT YORKE (Sydney FC, 2005-6) The former Manchester United striker was the first majormarquee signing for the A-League when Sydney FC brought him toAustralia for the competition's first season. Paid $1 million for his contribution, Yorke made animmediate mark by scoring the first goal for the club in theA-League and helped them to become the inaugural champions. ...
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Football: ‘Persie can help United win title’
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could score the goals that Manchester United needs to win back the Premier League, according to former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. Arsenal agreed to sell van Persie, their 29-year- old striker, to United in a £24m deal and Redknapp told BBC Sport that Persie would be a great acquisition for them. “If he performs like he did last year then him and Wayne Rooney will just be an incredible partnership,” said Redknapp. “He’s a special player and he’s a fantastic signing for Manchester United. I see them winning the league, now that they’ve signed Persie.” Van Persie scored 44 goals in 57 games for club and country last season, including two against United. He also won both the players’ and football writers’ player of the year awards and was entering the final season of his contract at Emirates Stadium and stated earlier this summer that he did not want a renewal. He joined Arsenal as a 20-year-old in 200 ...
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The Secret Footballer: undercover in the Premier League | extract
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Growing up on a council estate, all he wanted to do was play football. But a long career in the Premier League has made him question everything. The Guardian's Secret Footballer reveals what life is really like at the top of the game A few years ago, I seriously considered giving up football. Sometimes, when the games are coming thick and fast, and you don't see your family, you aren't playing wonderfully well and the results are poor, it gets on top of you. I would later come to realise this was depression knocking at the door. But standing in the tunnel before a match against Liverpool at Anfield, I had a brush with something that Marcel Proust describes as "a remembrance of things past". As our coach gave each player a ball, I lifted mine up to my nose and sniffed it. Don't ask me why – I had never done it before as a professional, or since. The ball was brand new and looked so inviting. The smell took me right back to my council estate and the moment when my mum and dad bought me ...
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Leeds United: Vote for your game of the 1990s
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Vote for your favourite Leeds United game of the 1990s. Five games to choose from - vote on the right hand side of this page. What are your memories watching Leeds United during the 1980s? Please register to post your comments at the bottom of the page. {http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/register?referrer=http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk|Click here to register and have your say on the Leeds United stories and issues that matter to you|Click here to register and have your say on the Leeds United stories and issues that matter to you} Howard Wilkinson saw his job as manager of Leeds United as a 10-year project. In some respects it was, centred around first-team football but also focused on the birth of the club’s youth academy at Thorp Arch. But the success of Wilkinson’s tenure was almost instant, coming good within months of his appointment and rising to the peak of the Division One title in 1992. On the 20th anniversary of that achievement, United’s former managing dir ...
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Leeds United championship memory match: Aston Villa, away
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
A milestone Sunday-best TV showing in the Midlands saw Leeds’ title odds cut to 5-2 after arguably the best performance of Sgt Wilko era to date – prompting the YEP headline: That’s Champion, United. The early-season talk may have been all about the Red Devils ending nearly 25 years of hurt by landing the Division One title, but the Whites made the watching millions across the country sit up and take notice on their first appearance of the season on ITV’s The Match. The victory, full of power and panache, vision and skill, saw Leeds reclaim the Division One leadership in the process, with the irrepressible Gordon Strachan involved in all four goals. United took a deserved lead on 40 minutes when Rod Wallace fired home the rebound after Les Sealey could only palm out Lee Chapman’s effort. Mel Sterland struck the crucial blow on 46 minutes when he launched himself to net a rare header after Chris Whyte had flicked on Strachan’s precision corner. Ten minutes later Chapman tapped in a ...
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Scared to death of the Man Clasico
IOL - almost 5 years
It’s been billed as the title decider and Manchester United have never looked this nervous going into a match at the Etihad. ||| There has never been a Premier League encounter quite like this one. A game that could alter the English football landscape; that could determine whether Manchester United remain the dominant force or instead have to step aside for their mega-rich neighbours. It is, as Sir Alex Ferguson said, the derby of derbies; a match that will enthral the masses in more than 650 million homes across 212 territories around the world. But it is also a game that amounts to something of a nightmare for those more directly involved as well as those living a little closer to the Etihad Stadium. After almost 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, Ferguson understands that better than anyone. He knows for 500,000 Mancunians the prospect of waking up on Tuesday as the loser of the Man Clasico is terrifying. Workers will cry off sick, kids will want to skip schoo ...
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Football: United will remain favourites, says Mancini
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
MANCHESTER:  Roberto Mancini insists Manchester United will still be favourites for the Premier League title, even if City win tomorrow’s derby at Eastlands. United have seen an eight-point advantage slip away thanks to a defeat at Wigan and last weekend’s 4-4 draw with Everton. A victory will move City to the top-level on points but a better goal-difference – with just two matches remaining. “I think they have more chance than us,” said Mancini. “I have huge respect for United because they’re the best team here and maybe in Europe with Barca and Real Madrid.” City are hoping for a first league title since 1968 and despite leading for so long, Mancini maintains he will be happy with the club’s progress even if they fail to win the league. After helping the club to three consecutive victories, former United striker Carlos Tevez is expected to start in attack alongside fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero. Rooney-Welbeck new Yorke-Cole, says Ferg ...
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Dwight Yorke wants Sydney role
Byron Shire News - about 5 years
Former Manchester United star <a class="fplink fp-70364" href="/dwight+yorke+1">Dwight Yorke</a> has confirmed he wants the head coaching role at A-League club Sydney FC.
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'Six of the Best' – Manchester v Arsenal clashes of recent times - FootballFanCast.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
United&#39;s striker Dwight Yorke made an emphatic return to the team, scoring three goals. He had given United the lead before Thierry Henry equalised but then United ran riot taking a 5-1 lead into the break. Yorke&#39;s treble plus goals from Ole Gunnar
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Rebecca Wilson says A-League too concerned with quick-fix solutions - The Daily Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
The signing of Dwight Yorke to Sydney FC several seasons ago was a classic example of the A-League&#39;s quick-hit solutions. Yorke may have helped to fill the Sydney Football Stadium during his time here, but the moment he departed, the crowds deserted
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Yorke: United will be delighted with European draw - TheFootballNetwork.net
Google News - over 5 years
By Chris, Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke believes Manchester United have been handed an excellent Champions League draw. The Red Devils will face Benfica, FC Basel and Romanian outfit Otelul Galati as they bid to win the European title
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dwight Yorke
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    On 14 August 2011, Yorke signed a two-year deal to work for Sky Sports as a pundit.
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    On 17 April 2011 he completed the London Marathon in a time of 3 hours and 32 minutes.
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  • 2010
    Yorke has completed his Level B coaching badge, and in 2010 was quoted as being interested in pursuing a career in coaching, ideally with Aston Villa.
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    He returned to Sydney FC to take part in a friendly against Everton in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The game was considered his 'farewell game' as he never had the chance to say a proper farewell to the fans at Sydney FC. Everton won the match 1–0, and Yorke was substituted midway through the second half.
    He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010).
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He released his autobiography, "Born To Score", in 2009. Updated on 26 April 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Aston Villa Manchester United Sydney FC Sunderland
    After being released from Sunderland and being unable to find a club before the end of the current transfer window, Yorke retired from football altogether in September 2009, and took up the post of assistant manager with the Trinidad and Tobago national team.
    More Details Hide Details Yorke was once in a brief relationship with the British Page Three model Jordan, and has a son with her named Harvey who is blind and has autism. Yorke disputed paternity until Jordan's claims were proven by a DNA test. The Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, constructed for the 2001 U-17 World Cup, was named in Yorke's honour. Yorke is a cricket fan. One of Yorke's closest friends is Brian Lara. During the 1999 Cricket World Cup, Yorke made regular appearances bringing on drinks for the West Indies cricket team. Yorke's older brother, Clint Yorke, is a former first class cricketer who has represented Trinidad and Tobago as an opening batsman. Yorke featured extensively in an episode of Australia's The Biggest Loser TV show, which aired 28 February 2006. The episode involved Yorke coaching the "red team" of contestants while they competed against the "blue team" in a game of football. Mark Rudan, Yorke's Sydney FC team-mate, was the manager of the "blue team". For his contribution to the national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup he was made a Sports Ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago.
    On 11 February 2009, Yorke scored a 26th-minute penalty for his country, but was sent off in the dying seconds of Trinidad and Tobago's opening match of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round against El Salvador (2:2) after exchanging heated remarks with Mexican referee Marco Antonio Rodríguez (the Trini star had voiced his disapproval of the disruptions caused by the home crowd) and was consequently banned for 4 games due to his use of abusive language.
    More Details Hide Details The suspension was later reduced to 2 matches.
  • 2008
    On 15 October 2008, he scored his first international goal after returning from retirement against the United States in a 2010 World Cup Qualification match.
    More Details Hide Details The game ended 2–1 for Trinidad and Tobago. His goal was a crucial tie-breaker scored in the 79th minute, which put Trinidad and Tobago in a great situation to advance to the next qualifying stage, needing only a tie against Cuba in their final game.
    On 10 July 2008, the TTFF announced Yorke's return to the national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.
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    However, he made a guest return appearance for a friendly against England in June 2008 after being invited by FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
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    Yorke was released at the end of the 2008–09 season.
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    Following Roy Keane's departure from the post of Sunderland manager in December 2008, Yorke and Neil Bailey were named as assistants to Ricky Sbragia.
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    He was named man of the match for his performance against Arsenal on 4 October 2008, with Sunderland drawing 1–1 at home.
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    However, on 1 July 2008 Yorke signed a new one-year contract to stay with Sunderland for the 2008–09 season.
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    On 11 March 2008, it was announced that the Mariners were in "advanced negotiations" with Yorke to become the marquee for two years.
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    On 2 January 2008, during Sunderland's 1–0 defeat to Blackburn, Yorke was given a red card by referee Rob Styles.
    More Details Hide Details Yorke stated several times he would like to return to the A-League, preferably Sydney FC. However, following Sydney FC's signings at the time it seemed unlikely that Sydney would have been able to fit him under the salary cap. It was reported that Yorke play for rivals Central Coast Mariners, the team bankrolled by the man who brought him to Sydney, Peter Turnbull.
  • 2006
    He scored his first goal for Sunderland in the 2–1 loss against Stoke and was accepted by the people of Sunderland, switching on the city's Christmas lights in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He was handed the number 19 shirt at Sunderland, the number which he wore at Manchester United and Sydney.
    On 31 August 2006, Yorke's transfer to Sunderland was announced.
    More Details Hide Details The transfer for a fee of £200,000 (A$ $500,000) re-united Yorke with ex-teammate Roy Keane, then manager of Sunderland. Yorke made his debut in the home match against Leicester City and received a rapturous standing ovation from home fans when he came on as a substitute in the first half. Yorke was used as a defensive midfielder rather than his usual striker role.
    In June 2006, Yorke trained with Manchester United in a bid to keep a high level of fitness prior to the 2006 World Cup, although he was at that time contracted to Sydney FC.
    More Details Hide Details This was because the Australian season had already ended and pre-season training had not yet commenced.
  • 2004
    Subsequently he joined Birmingham City in 2004 on a free transfer.
    More Details Hide Details Yorke started his Birmingham career well with a goal on his home debut against Charlton which went a long way in winning over sceptical fans owing to his lengthy association in the past with city rivals Aston Villa. He scored again against Graeme Souness's Newcastle in October. However, Yorke ended up spending most of the remainder of his time at the club on the bench and was eventually released by Steve Bruce just eight months after signing, Yorke immediately signed for Sydney FC, with a salary of $1 million a season. He scored the first goal for Sydney FC in its first A-League regular season match, a diving header against the Melbourne Victory. Yorke came to Sydney FC with the biggest pedigree of all players in the A-League, having won the treble with Manchester United. Yorke scored 7 goals in the A-League, with three of them being from penalty kicks. Sydney FC coach Pierre Littbarski moved Yorke into a midfield role and gave him the team captaincy.
  • 2001
    Despite a less successful third season personally, Yorke scored a hat-trick in the top of the table clash with Arsenal as United went on to win a third successive title. Yorke's limited appearances in the 2001–02 season led to rumours that he'd fallen out with United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, following his much publicised relationship with British model Jordan.
    More Details Hide Details After a January move to Middlesbrough fell through Yorke signed for Blackburn Rovers for £2 million during the close-season. Altogether he scored 64 goals for Manchester United in 188 appearances. Yorke spent two years at Blackburn Rovers, where he rejoined his old United strike partner, Andy Cole, he managed 13 goals in his first year at Blackburn helping them finish 6th and qualify for the UEFA cup, the following season he was in and out of the team and fell out with manager Graeme Souness. It was rumoured that Souness accused him of not trying hard enough, and during a six-a-side match the pair once exchanged a few tough tackles.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Yorke was also a regular member of United's 1999–2000 title winning team, contributing 22 goals in all competitions.
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  • 1998
    Villa were left with no option but to sell the player and he was transferred to Manchester United for £12.6 million on 20 August 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Despite spending 9 years at Villa he is disliked by some of its fans for his behaviour at the time he left the club and also because he later joined Birmingham City. In his first season Yorke was a key player in guiding his club to a unique treble of the Premiership title, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, and forming a legendary partnership with Andy Cole. Yorke finished the season as the top league goalscorer with 18 goals and contributed goals against Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Internazionale, and Juventus in the Champions League.
    Yorke played for Villa on the opening day of the season at Everton on 15 August 1998, however it appeared he made no effort during the match as he was unhappy at not being allowed to leave the club.
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  • 1996
    On 30 September 1996 he scored a hat-trick against Newcastle United in a 4–3 defeat.
    More Details Hide Details Newcastle were leading 3–1 at half-time and Aston Villa were down to ten men, with Mark Draper being sent off late in the first half. Yorke showed great character in leading his team in a brave fight back by scoring two more goals in the second half to complete his hat-trick, although it was to no avail as Aston Villa still lost the game. Yorke thought he had scored a fourth goal to equalise the game at 4–4, only for it to be ruled offside. It was performances like this that led to interest from Manchester United in August 1998. Yorke appeared for Aston Villa on 231 occasions, scoring 97 times. He also has the distinct honour of being the last ever Villa player to score in front of the old Holte End standing terrace, notching both goals in a 2–1 victory on the final day of the 1993–94 season, 7 May 1994.
    Yorke was an integral member of the Villa team that reached the League Cup Final in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Villa won 3–0 against Leeds United with Yorke getting on the scoresheet.
  • 1990
    Yorke was subsequently given a permanent contract and he made his First Division debut for Aston Villa against Crystal Palace on 24 March 1990: Crystal Palace won the game 1–0.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    During his time with Aston Villa, from 1989 to 1998, Yorke played initially as a right winger until the 1995–96 season, he then switched to centre forward and quickly established himself as one of the Premier League's top strikers.
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    Yorke was first discovered by Graham Taylor, at the time the Aston Villa manager, on a tour of the West Indies in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Yorke appeared in a team that played a friendly match against Aston Villa, Taylor was impressed and offered Yorke a trial at Villa.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born on November 3, 1971.
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