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United Legends - Dwight Yorke

United Legends - Dwight Yorke
A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

Name - Dwight Eversley Yorke

Date of Birth - 3rd November 1971

Place of Birth - Canaan, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Position -
Forward
Midfielder

Youth career -
1988-1989 - Signal Hill Comprehensive School

Senior career -
1989-1998 - Aston Villa
1998-2002 - Manchester United
2002-2004 - Blackburn Rovers
2004-2005 - Birmingham City
2005-2006 - Sydney FC
2006-2009 - Sunderland
2009-2010 - Tobago United

International Career -
1989-2002 - Trinidad and Tobago

Interesting Facts -
1 - Yorke holds the record for the amount of different World Cup participations, along with Pat Jennings and Russell Latapy.

2 - Yorke was nicknamed the Smiling Assassin, due to his constant smile and goal scoring abilities.

3 - Yorke transferred to Manchester United for a fee of £12.6 million in August 1998.

4 - Yorke finished his first season with United as the league`s top goal-scorer, scoring 18 goals.

5 - Yorke received 72 caps during his national career, scoring a total of 26 goals also.

Writer:Charlie Bacchus
Date:Saturday November 21 2015
Time: 2:53PM

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