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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.)

Photo

  • Aberdeen F.C. 1928-29

    • Aberdeen F.C. 1928-29 - No copyright - attached

    Back Row L-R: Alexander Merrie, Willie Cooper, Dick Donald, Jock McHale,
    Hugh McLaren, Daniel McKenzie, Ned Legge.
    Middle Row L-R: Ritchie, (ass mgr), Jimmy Black, Jimmy Smith, Willie Jackson,
    Harry Blackwell, Duncan Yuill, Andy Love, Tom Mcleod, Doug Livingstone,
    Russell, (trainer).
    Front Row L-R: Robertson, (sec), John Polland, John Wilson, Eddie Falloon,
    Bob McDermid, (capt), Malcolm Muir, Benny Yorston, Alexander Cheyne, Frank Hill,
    Paddy Travers, (manager).
    Trophies, Fleming Shield, Aberdeenshire County Cup, Aberdeen District League Cup,
    Dewar Challenge Shield.

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.
    Team Photo: Aberdeen F.C. 1928-29 - Original B&W picture - No copyright - attached.
    Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Benny Yorston Postcard, dated 05 May 1947.

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