Player #42

Appearances:

29

Starts:

29

Goals:

0

Seasons:

4

Harry Yates
Harry Yates

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Harry Yates
Harry Yates

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Harry Yates

Position

Midfielder

From

1886-87

To

1889-90

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Harry Yates

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

25
26
27
28

Division

FAC
FAC
FL
FL

Appearances

29
9
4
15
1

Starts

29
9
4
15
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Harry Richard Yates

Birth Date

August 1861

Birth Place

Walsall, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Walsall Swifts

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

1883-85 Walsall Swifts |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Walsall

For

Free

On

1889

Subsequent Clubs

Birmingham St. George’s |
Walsall |

Harry Yates
Harry Yates

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Harry Yates
Harry Yates

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1886-89 Free, 29 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Wednesbury Old Athletic (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 7 December 1889

Stoke (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 December 1889

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1932, Aged 71

Harry Yates

Player #42 for Aston Villa, Harry Richard Yates, nicknamed Tubby, played as a midfielder for the club in a position then known as right half. Harry represented Villa between 1886-87 and 1889-90.

Harry was born in Walsall just ten miles from Villa’s current ground in August 1861 and made his debut as a 25 year old on 30th October 1886.

Villa had signed Harry from Walsall Swifts and he went on to represent the club 29 times across his three seasons at the club.

Harry played in 9 of the 10 games in Villa’s victorious 1886-87 FA Cup campaign, including the final at the Kennington Oval that hosted the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Harry made 13 League appearances in the 1888-89 league season helping Villa clinch 2nd place behind runaway leaders Preston North End.

Harry was described by contemporaries as “a solid defender with immense power to go with hits 14 stone weight”. Hence the nickname ‘Tubby’.

Harry’s last game for Villa came on 7th December 1899 and he then moved on to Walsall.

Harry had played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Harry passed away in 1932 in Birmingham aged 71.