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Benjamin Collard "Benny" Yorston

1926-32

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Player Stats

156Games
1926-32
0Subs
1926-32
124Goals
1926-32
1Scotland Caps
1926-32

Benjamin Collard 'Benny' Yorston - Original B&W picture - No copyright - attached.

Benjamin Collard "Benny" Yorston


Benny Yorston, c.1930 football card - No copyright - attached.

Benjamin Collard "Benny" Yorston

Football Player, Forward

  • Birth: 14 Oct 1905 • Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland -
  • Death: Dec 1977 • Chelsea, London, England


Experience

  • Senior Debut:

    Robertson Cup

    Aberdeen 4 v 1 Hearts

  • 20 Apr 1927

  • Scottish Cup

    Most goals scored, 24

  • 1929-30

    Scottish Div 1

    Most goals scored in season, 38

  • Nov 1931

    Yorston was one of five Aberdeen players dropped after a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock later that year. At the time, the reasons were not clear, but the club's official history claims that several players had been involved in a betting scandal. No players were ever charged with any offence, but none of them ever played for Aberdeen again.

  • 2003

    Jack Webster

    "When I tracked him down to that Chelsea flat, shortly before his death in 1977, Benny denied all knowledge of corruption - and even claimed to have no memory of the mystery which led to his departure from Aberdeen."

  • 2003

    "From the Pittodrie dressing room of the time I gained the gist of what happened. A number of players decided to place fixed-odds bets with Aberdeen bookmaker Will Jamieson, on the basis that the Dons would be drawing at half-time and winning at full-time. Clearly, they could have some say in these matters and even if they hoped to win the match, the attempt to arrange the half-time draw was in itself a corruption."

    (Webster, Jack (2003). The First 100 years of The Dons: The official history of Aberdeen Football Club 1903 – 2003. Hodder & Stoughton, London.)

Postcard

  • Benny Yorston Postcard, dated 05 May 1947

    • From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Benny Yorston Postcard, dated 05th May 1947.

External Link

  • Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
    A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
    Aberdeen Football Club 1926 Logo - Designed by Graeme Watson © 2019
    Header Background: Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium, Main Stand Entrance, 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland - Copyright © 2015 Graeme Watson.
    Insert Photo: Benjamin Collard "Benny" Yorston c.1930 football card - No copyright - attached.
    Profile Photo: Benjamin Collard "Benny" Yorston c.1929 - No copyright - attached.
    Insert photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Benny Yorston Postcard, dated 05 May 1947.

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