DWIGHT THE MAN
Dwight Yorke is a retired football player from Trinidad and Tobago. He was born in 1971 and was discovered by Aston Villa manger Graham Taylor in 1989. After a trial at Villa, Yorke was offered a contract. His debut for them came on 24 March 1990 in a 0-1 loss against Crystal Palace. He spent nine years with Villa and in August 1998 completed a move to Manchester United for £12.6 million.
DWIGHT YORKE'S CAREER PATH
To simply say Yorke was plucked from footballing obscurity is missing a good chunk of the story. Already identified as a future star in his mid-teens, Yorke was scoring in front of five-figure crowds for his school team - and enjoying every aspect of the attention it brought.
Trinidad and Tobago
HonorsAt Aston Villa he won the Football League Cup medal in 1995-1996. At Manchester United He won the following honours.
- Premier League(3): 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
- FA Cup(1): 1998–99
- UEFA Champions League(1): 1998–99
- Intercontinental Cup(1): 1999
Individual Awards won by Dwight
- Premier League Player of the Month: February 1996, January 1999, March 2000
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 1998–99
- Premier League Player of the Season: 1998–99
- Premier League Golden Boot: 1998–99
- UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer: 1998–99
- Joe Marston Medal: 2005–06 Chaconia Gold Medal with Trinidad and Tobago in