Harry Yorston

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Harry Yorston
Personal information
Full name Henry Yorston
Date of birth (1929-06-09)9 June 1929
Place of birth Scotland
Date of death 1992 (aged 62–63)
Playing position Inside right
Youth career
–1947 St. Clements
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1957 Aberdeen 201 (98)
1957–? Buckie Thistle
National team
1952 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
1954 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henry "Harry" Yorston (9 June 1929 - 1992) was a Scottish professional football player, who played for Aberdeen, and represented Scotland once.[1] Yorston made over 200 league appearances for Aberdeen, scoring 98 goals.[2]

Yorston's uncle Benny was also a professional footballer who, like his nephew, played for Aberdeen and the Scottish national side.

Personal life[edit]

Yorston retired from professional football at the age of 28 after being offered a lucrative fish market porter job in Aberdeen.[3] In 1972, he won £175,000 on the football pools.[3]

He died in 1992 from a brain tumour aged 62.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry Yorston". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "ABERDEEN : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Webster, Jack (2003). The First 100 Years of the Dons. Hodder & Stoughton. pp. 205–206. ISBN 0-340-82344-5. 

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