Yorath was an apprentice at Leeds United signing professional forms at the age of 17. Along with other Leeds midfield players of the time, such as Mick Bates and Terry Hibbitt, he found it difficult to establish himself ahead of Don Revie’s preferred pairing of Billy Bremner and Johnny Giles. Between 1967 and 1972 he made just 14 League appearances for Leeds.
In the 1972–73 season, injuries and suspensions allowed Yorath to establish himself as a first team regular. However, his first season ended with two cup final runners-up medals; he was a substitute in the 1973 FA Cup Final, which Leeds lost 1–0 to Sunderland, and also appeared in the 1973 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final, which Leeds lost in controversial circumstances to AC Milan.
Yorath finally won some silverware the following 1973–74 season, where he was a key member of the Leeds championship winning side. Yorath became the first Welshman to play in a European Cup final when Leeds reached the final of the UEFA European Cup, but again Yorath ended up with a runners up medal as Leeds lost 2–0 to Bayern Munich in controversial circumstances.
Don Revie had left Leeds to manage England, and his eventual replacement Jimmy Armfield decided to dispense with Yorath’s services in 1976, selling him to Coventry City for £125,000. During his time with Leeds, Yorath made 120 appearances and scored ten goals.
- Full Name: Terence Charles Yorath
- Position: Midfield
- Date of Birth: 27.03.1950
- Birthplace: Cardiff
- Nation: Wales
- Full Caps: 59
- Major League Career
- 1967-76, Leeds United (141/10)
- 1976-79, Coventry City (99/3)
- 1979-81, Tottenham Hotspur (46/1)
- 1981-82, Vancouver Whitecaps (59/2)
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