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Harry Yorston Squad Index
Information:
1955-56 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Right
Date of Birth:
09th June 1929
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7 1/4
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
1946
Career History:
St Clement's
Aberberdeen 29th June 1946, Retired May 1957, Freed 30th April 1959
Buckie August 1958
Fraserburgh May 1959
Deveronvale June 1960, Freed in November 1960
Lossiemouth December 1960 to 1967
 
Profile:
Joined the Dons from local side St Clements in 1946 and went on to become one the Dons greatest forwards. The nephew of earlier Dons' legend, Benny,Harry was an integral part of the Dons' 1955 League winning side, Yorston scored vital goals in the Dons championship season. Capped for Scotland and the Scottish League, Yorston resisted the temptation to join the trail to England by retiring from senior football in 1957 to take up employment as a fish market porter. Also assisted Buckie, Fraserburgh, Deveronvale and Lossiemouth in the latter part of his career. Famously had a big football pools win in the seventies. Took part in the newly established Youth Academy at Pittodrie from 1976.

Died - Aberdeen, 14th June 1992

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/12/1947
Third Lanark 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 18 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1956-57
20
0
8
6
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
27
0
11
6
0
6
1955-56
31
0
12
8
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
14
2
0
0
1954-55
28
0
12
2
0
0
6
0
3
0
0
0
36
0
15
6
0
7
1953-54
16
0
7
6
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
11
5
0
3
1952-53
19
0
6
4
0
3
9
0
7
0
0
0
32
0
16
4
0
0
1951-52
27
0
19
6
0
3
4
0
3
0
0
0
37
0
25
10
0
8
1950-51
29
0
18
10
0
5
3
0
3
0
0
0
42
0
26
11
0
11
1949-50
26
0
10
5
0
3
5
0
4
0
0
0
36
0
17
9
0
5
1947-48
6
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
6
0
0
0
Totals:
202
0
98
47
0
22
29
0
21
0
0
0
278
0
141
53
0
40
Total Appearances/Goals: 278 141  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1954-55 16/10/54
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 1