Mark Yeates

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Mark Yeates
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Yeates playing for Sheffield United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mark Stephen Anthony Yeates[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Tallaght, Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Tottenham Hotspur 3 (0)
2003–2004 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 9 (0)
2004 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006 Colchester United (loan) 44 (5)
2006–2007 Hull City (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Leicester City (loan) 9 (1)
2007–2009 Colchester United 72 (20)
2009–2010 Middlesbrough 19 (1)
2010–2011 Sheffield United 55 (7)
2011–2013 Watford 62 (7)
2013– Bradford City 29 (2)
National team
Republic of Ireland U21 3 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:02, 3 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:54, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Mark Stephen Anthony Yeates (born 11 January 1985) is an Irish footballer who currently plays as a winger for Bradford City. Born in Tallaght, Ireland he began his career with Tottenham Hotspur but failed to make the transition to the first team, spending time on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, Swindon Town, Colchester United, Hull City and Leicester City. On leaving Spurs he returned on a permanent deal to Colchester before spells with Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Watford. He has three under-21 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Yeates started his career at Tottenham Hotspur, but first played professional football in loan spells with Brighton & Hove Albion and Swindon Town during the 2003–04 season. Loaned to Swindon as part of the transfer to Spurs of Swindon player Leigh Mills, Yeates only played four games before being returned to White Hart Lane after a disagreement with then manager Andy King. He made his Spurs debut against Wolves on the final day of the 2003–04 Premier League season, setting up a goal for Robbie Keane. He made three first team appearances for Spurs.

During the 2005–06 season, Yeates played on long term loan at Colchester United, scoring five league goals, as they achieved promotion from League One.

Prior to 2006–07 Yeates signed a two-year contract extension with Spurs. He joined Championship team Hull City on a season-long loan, but hardly featured for them before returning to his parent club midway through the season.

He then signed a loan contract until the end of the 2006–07 season with another Championship side, Leicester City. He scored on his Leicester début at the Walkers Stadium in a 1–1 draw with Luton Town.[2] On 25 April 2007, having only featured 16 times for Leicester, and not once under caretaker manager Nigel Worthington, he was allowed to return to Spurs after being deemed surplus to requirements.

Colchester United[edit]

On 3 July 2007 he completed a permanent move to Colchester United.[3] Yeates was set to sign for Crystal Palace Football Club, but due to the fact that he failed his medical, the transfer was abandoned. He had a productive year in League One, during which time, he scored the first competitive goal at the new Colchester Community Stadium in a game against Oldham.[4]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Yeates then signed for newly relegated Championship team Middlesbrough for £500,000 on 26 June 2009.[5][6] He made his début for Middlesbrough on 7 August 2009 in a 0–0 draw with Sheffield United.[7] In and out of the team in the first part of the season, he scored what turned out to be his only goal for Middlesbrough in their 5–1 win over QPR in December 2009.[8]

Sheffield United[edit]

After finding himself surplus to requirements under new boss Gordon Strachan, Yeates signed for Boro's Championship rivals Sheffield United.[9] He scored his first goal for Sheffield United in a 2–1 defeat at Preston North End on 9 February 2010.[10] Having made the move, Yeates found himself playing no more regularly at Bramall Lane than at Middlesbrough. In an eighteen month stay, he was in and out of the side and never showed any real consistency. By the time Micky Adams took over as manager of the Blades, Yeates was virtually frozen out of the first team all together.[11]

Watford[edit]

In July 2011, Yeates signed for Watford on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[12] He scored on his debut against Burnley to put Watford 2–0 up, with the game finishing 2–2.[13] Yeates was a regular in the Watford side up until their FA Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspur on 27 January, in which he lost his place to Sean Murray. However, he continued to make substitute appearances and retained his place in the squad the following season under then-new manager, Gianfranco Zola.

On 7 June 2013, Watford announced that Yeates' contract would not be renewed and he was to be released as a free agent.[14]

Bradford City[edit]

On 3 July 2013, Yeates signed a two-year contract with Bradford City,[15] the third time that Yeates had worked under manager Phil Parkinson, having previously played under him at Hull City and Colchester United.[16] Yeates made his Bradford debut on 3 August, the opening day of the season, playing 66 minutes of a 2–2 draw against Bristol City.[17] and scored his first goal for the club during his second appearance, in a 4–0 win against Carlisle United.[18] On 26 November, Yeates came off the bench to score his second goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Notts County.[19]

Personal life[edit]

His late father Stephen played for Shelbourne, Shamock Rovers (two goals in 11 appearances in 1989–90), Athlone Town and Kilkenny City.[20]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Colchester United[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2002–03[22] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04[23] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05[24]
Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2005–06[25]
Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[26]
Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2003–04[27] Division Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2004–05[28] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Colchester United (loan) 2005–06[29] League One 44 5 5 1 1 0 2 0 52 6
Hull City (loan) 2006–07[30] Championship 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
Leicester City (loan) 2006–07[31] Championship 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Colchester United
2007–08[32]
Championship 29 8 1 0 1 0 31 8
2008–09[33]
League One 43 12 1 0 2 0 4[a] 1 50 13
Total 72 20 2 0 3 0 4 1 81 21
Middlesbrough 2009–10[34] Championship 19 1 1 0 1 0 21 1
Sheffield United 2009–10[35] Championship 20 2 0 0 0 0 20 2
2010–11[36] Championship 35 5 0 0 1 0 36 5
Total 55 7 0 0 1 0 56 7
Watford 2011–12[37] Championship 33 3 2 0 1 0 36 3
2012–13[38] Championship 29 4 0 0 1 0 30 4
Total 62 7 2 0 2 0 66 7
Bradford City 2013–14[39] League One 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 2
Total 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 2
Career totals 312 43 11 1 10 0 8 1 341 44
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Leicester 1–1 Luton". BBC Sport. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Colchester sign Platt and Yeates". BBC Sport. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Colchester 2–2 Oldham". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Middlesbrough sign winger Yeates". BBC Sport. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yeates joins 'best' in the Championship". The Northern Echo. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Middlesbrough 0 – 0 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "QPR 1–5 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Blades on the Mark". Sheffield United F.C. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Preston 2–1 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Frozen-out Yeates forgives Adams". The Sheffield Star. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Yeates joins Hornets". Watford F.C. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Burnley 2–2 Watford". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Released Players Confirmed". Watford F.C. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Mark Yeates: Bradford City clinch signing of former Watford winger". BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Yeates wings in to Bradford City". Telegraph and Argus. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bristol City 2–2 Bradford". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Bradford 4–0 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Bradford City 1-1 Notts County" BBC Sport. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  20. ^ "The late Stephen Yeates". elevenaside.com. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  22. ^ "Tottenham 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
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  25. ^ "Tottenham 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Tottenham 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Brighton 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Swindon 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Colchester 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "Hull 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "Leicester 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Colchester 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  33. ^ "Colchester 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "Middlesbrough 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  35. ^ "Sheffield Utd 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  36. ^ "Sheffield Utd 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  37. ^ "Watford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  38. ^ "Watford 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  39. ^ "Bradford City 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

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