This Day in Midfield History – July 9th 1989

On July 9th 1989, 17-year old Dwight Yorke made his first appearance for the Soca Warriors, helping them secure the inaugural Caribbean Cup. On that day, Trinidad & Tobago beat Grenada 2:1, with Yorke scoring a brace.

Yorke was only in high school at the time and went on to sign with Aston Villa. He spent nine seasons at Villa, scoring 73 goals in 232 league appearances.

After 18 years he would play for various teams, Manchester United (1998-2002), Blackburn Rovers (2002-04), Birmingham City (2004-05), and Sunderland (2006-09) and Australia’s Sydney FC (2005-06).


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