Date: 21st November 2015 at 2:53pm
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

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.