Ray Yeoman

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Ray Yeoman
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-05-13) 13 May 1934 (age 83)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–19?? Middlesbrough ? (?)
19??–1968 Darlington ? (?)
Teams managed
1968–1970 Darlington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ray "Yogi" Yeoman (born 13 May 1934 in Perth, Scotland) was manager of Darlington from 1968 to 1970. He had an excellent understanding and a special relationship with once fellow midfielder and then player Alan Sproates. Prior to this he was a player and player coach for Darlington. Before this he was at Middlesbrough for five years, holding the consecutive amount of appearances (210), until this was surpassed by Gordon Jones. A midfielder, Yeoman was a tough tackling footballer and never shirked from any tackles, playing through many injuries (which many a cortisone injection solved). After being sacked by Darlington (after they just missed out on promotion), Yeoman went to be youth team coach at Sunderland and was present at SAFC's greatest day - the FA Cup win against Leeds United in 1973. He later went on to scout for Everton and Ipswich Town. Always remaining on Teesside, both he and his wife are now laid to rest there.


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Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Darlington England March 1968 May 1970 108 36 38 34 33.3

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