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Terry Yorath

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Position Midfielder
Born 27 Mar 1950, Cardiff (Wales)
Height 177 cm
Weight 69 kg
International Caps Wales: 59 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Apr 1967 01 Aug 1976 196 12 £125000
Coventry City 01 Aug 1976 01 Aug 1979 99 3 £300000
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Aug 1979 01 Jun 1982 48 1  
Bradford City 01 Dec 1982 01 May 1986 27 0 £0
Swansea City 01 May 1986 01 Jun 1987 1 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1967 - 1968 1   0   0   0   0  
1968 - 1969 0   0   0   0(1)   0  
1969 - 1970 7(4)   0   0   0   0  
1970 - 1971 3   0   0   0(2)   0  
1971 - 1972 3(4) 1 0   3   2   0  
1972 - 1973 16(6)   2(2)   1(1)   4(3)   0  
1973 - 1974 23(5) 2 3(1) 1 1   6   0  
1974 - 1975 32(1) 5 7   4   8(1) 1 0  
1975 - 1976 35 2 2   1   0   0  
1976 - 1977 1   0   0   0   0  
Total 121(20) 10 14(3) 1 10(1)   20(7) 1 0  

Jabba's Comments

Apprenticed at Leeds and signing professional forms at the age of 17, Yorath was a combative midfielder who spent a large part of his time at Leeds as a sub or as general midfield cover. That said, he would have walked into a place in many Division 1 sides, but with such an illustrious midfield to contend with, Yorath could not command a regular place. He picked up the first of 59 Welsh caps in 1970 against Italy, and he maintained a regular presence in the international side through to 1981 when he was playing in Canada with the Vancouver Whitecaps. On his return from North America he had spells coaching Bradford, managing Swansea and Wales, then returning to Valley Parade for a spell in charge there. His daughter Gabby is probably better known to modern fans than her father for her TV presenting job with Sky.

In November 2001, Terry was named as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday, having taken on the job as caretaker when Peter Shreeves left. After an initially promising start, he lasted less than a year when a poor run of results with the club strapped for cash in the 2002-03 season culminated in his departure at the end of October 2002.

Neale Sheldon says: Terry's mother in law was Sheila , who owned the cafe next to the chip shop in Elland Road.

Sue Hall says: I think I went to school with him. I mean its too much of a coincidence to have two guys called Terry Yorath about that age. Does anyone know where he went to school?

Max says: Terry Yorath is a great manager for Sheffield Wednesday, it's not his fault that we find it hard to win, we aught to keep him. P.s, well done you owls for beating Bradford 2-1 on my birthday!!, good ol' Sibon!!

David says: I once bought (someone claiming to be) his brother Dai a pint in a pub in Menorca.

Paul says: I think we are a great team and i am really sad he went. He was a good manager but now he's gone lets hope for someone as good. I'd just like to say hello to Derek Geary he's my best player. "Come on, Geary."

Ian Gillespie says: Thanks for the background info. I interviewed Terry last night at Malaga CF for Sunshine Radio, Nerja, Spain. He was very honest in his thoughts. Even said a 2-1 defeat for Leeds against Malaga in the UEFA Cup first leg would be a good result and he hoped Terry Venables would get the chance to continue in the job, at least until he has the chance with a full squad.

Jon Howell says: In response to two queries;
1. He went to Heol Hir school in Cardiff.
2. He certainly has a brother called David. He was also a professional footballer for a short while, making just one appearance for Cardiff City.

John Worsnop says: When Terry was a Junior, and was Betty Hunter (Norman's Mum's) lodger in Kirkdale Gardens. I lived in the house opposite and once kicked a ball around in the street with him! Awesome!

cant say says: have you seen his son Jordan...jeez he is fine. i was soooooo jelous when him and katie were going out..then he left school on a half day so i sneaked outta science just to look at him once more..jeez when i think of it know i was quite sad

faye says: i think that terry did the wrong thing in leaving i have no time for chris turner. that woman fan had gone and done it by saying your no good terry for the team. i would like to know how that was because look at us now where in div 2 nothing wrong with that but turner anit do anything better. Hello to derek geary a big fan of yours.

Yorry Torrance says: I think he has been playing with the WDCC Rats for the past 2 and half years. He has been a club stallwart providing solid middle order batting and ropey thoffbreaks and dibbly-dobb meds. He's a bit of a legend with the ladies at the club as well!

Helen Evans says: Terry Yorath went to Rhydypenau Primary School until 1960 when his family moved to another part of Cardiff.He then went to Gabalfa Primary School. He passed the 11 Plus and spent five years at Cathays High School for Boys.

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