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
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
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
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!
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
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.