Dwight Yorke Profile

Dwight Yorke

Dwight Evers­ley Yorke, born Canaan, Trin­id­ad and To­bago, Nov­ember 3, 1971. Dwight Yorke was fir­st spot­ted by As­ton Vil­la man­ager Gra­ham Tay­lor and was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for The Vil­lains in a nar­row 1-0 de­feat ag­ainst Crys­tal Pal­ace at Sel­hurst Park on the 24th of Mar­ch 1990.

A pacey and power­ful for­ward, Dwight Yorke pro­ceeded to play 232 Lea­gue ga­mes for As­ton Vil­la and help­ed the club win the Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup in the 1995-96 sea­son. At the be­gin­ning of the 1998-99 cam­paign, how­ever, the sought af­ter play­er was ev­entually sold to Man­chester Uni­ted for a trans­fer fee of £12.6 mil­lion. Wi­th The Reds, the con­sist­ently pro­lif­ic stri­ker formed a dy­nam­ic part­ner­ship wi­th Andy Cole and won the coveted tre­ble of the Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, FA Cup and Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue wi­th the Old Traf­ford si­de in 1999. Af­ter pro­du­cing 52 Pre­mier Lea­gue goals in 96 ap­pear­ances for Uni­ted, he lost his place in the fir­st te­am and was trans­ferred to neigh­bouring Black­burn Rov­ers for a fee of £2 mil­lion at the start of the 2002-03 sea­son. At Ew­ood Park, Yorke teamed up wi­th his pre­vi­ous strik­ing part­ner Andy Cole and the Trin­id­a­di­an had two fine sea­sons wi­th The Blue and Whi­tes be­fore he de­cided to move on to Birm­ing­ham City on a free trans­fer dur­ing the sum­mer of 2004. Un­for­tu­nately, the frus­trated front­man spent most of his time wi­th the St Andrew´s Sta­dium club sit­ting on the substitute’s bench and he agreed to a two year con­tract wi­th A-Lea­gue si­de Sydney FC in 2005. He was still keen to prove he could score goals at the highest level, how­ever, and he re­turned to Eng­land to play for Sun­der­land where he would fin­ish his pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball ca­reer partly in­to the 2009-10 cam­paign. A Trin­id­ad and To­bago play­er, he ma­naged to notch up 19 goals in 74 seni­or ap­pear­ances for the coun­try of his bir­th wi­th the high­light of his in­ter­na­tion­al soc­cer ca­reer com­ing when he skippered his na­tion at the 2006 FIFA Wor­ld Cup in Ger­many. At the peak of his foot­balling days, Yorke was an ex­cep­tion­al goal plun­der­er and his scor­ing stat­ist­ics will re­main long af­ter the memory of his play­ing at­trib­utes has gone. Dwight Yorke: “There are a num­ber of huge clubs in the wor­ld such as Re­al Mad­rid, Bar­celona, Bay­ern Mu­nich and the like, but I do not think that any club does things quite like Man­chester United.”


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