Ron Yeats - Player Profile


Full Name:Ronald Yeats
Born:November 15th, 1937 (Aberdeen)
Height:6' 2
Position:centre half
Signed:December 14th, 1957
First Manager:Tommy Gray
Left Club:July 24th, 1961
Career Stats: 118 appearances, 1 goals
Debut: January 2nd, 1958 - Dundee United 7 - 0 East Stirlingshire (League - Division Two)
First Goal: February 6th, 1960 - Dundee United 6 - 1 East Stirlingshire (League - Division Two)
Also Played For:Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1960/61  Division One 35 0 5 0.14 - - 37.1% 20.0% 42.9%
 1959/60  Division Two 40 1 10 0.25 - - 60.0% 22.5% 17.5%
 1958/59  Division Two 26 0 3 0.12 - - 15.4% 26.9% 57.7%
 1957/58  Division Two 17 0 4 0.24 - - 41.2% 23.5% 35.3%
118 (0) 1 22 0.19

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 1st, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 3
 Mar 18th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 1
 Mar 11th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 1 - 2
 Mar 4th, 1961 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 1 - 3
 Feb 18th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 6th, 1960 League  (H)  vs. East Stirlingshire 6 - 1

Ron was with Aberdeen Lads Club before he signed for United. He had an immediate positive impact and was an ever present for the rest of that season. Re-signed for 1958-59, injury sidelined him for four months.

At the beginning of season 1959-60, Ron was called up for national service. Manager Jerry Kerr took the unusual step of visiting Ronís commanding officer who agreed to have the player released to play for United as often as possible. As a result, Ron missed just four matches over the promotion winning season.

Season 1960-61 was Ronís last with United and he was still travelling regularly to take his place in the side but he left to join Liverpool for a fee of £30,000 in July 1961.

 Goals Scored
Feb 6th, 1960 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 6 - 1 (-) p

 Hat-Tricks

Ron is listed in the British Army team in the programme for a friendly match at Plymouth Argyle on 28th September 1960. He is also mentioned as having faced an FA XI at Hillsborough on 21st October 1960 (FA won 2-1) and again listed in the programme for a game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on the 24th October 1960.


On 13th February 1961 Ron was in the British Army Select team, along with Jim Baxter and Alex Young, that lost 3-2 to the Scotland Under-23 side (Law 2, St John) at Fir Park, Motherwell.