Jan
02
2008
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Dwight Eversley Yorke

Name: Dwight Eversley Yorke
Born: 3 November 1973 in Caanan (Trinidad & Tobago)
Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 1.75m
Weight: 78kg
Position: Midfielder or striker
Clubs: 1989-1998: Aston Villa. 1998-2002: Manchester United. 2002-2004: Blackburn Rovers. 2004-2005: Birmingham City. 2005-2006: Sydney FC. Since August 2006: Sunderland.
Honours: English league cup winner (1994 and 1996); Premiership winner (1999, 2000, 2001); FA Cup winner (1999); UEFA Champions League winner (1999); Intercontinental Cup winner (1999); UEFA Super Cup runner-up (1999); A-League winner (2006); Coca-Cola Championship winner (2007); Premiership leading goalscorer(1999). 58 caps for Trinidad and Tobago, 26 goals, captained the Soca Warriors at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. Miscellaneous: Yorke was discovered by Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor on a tour of the West Indies. Nicknamed “The Smiling Assassin” during his Manchester United days. The Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, built for the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 2001, was named in his honour. Close friends with fellow countryman and cricket star Brian Lara. During the 1999 Cricket World , Cup in England, Yorke regularly brought on drinks for the West Indies team. Made a sports ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago. thanks to his performance during the 2006 : FIFA World Cup™.