|15||1350||West Ham United|
|5||450||Preston North End|
|2||180||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|1||19.08.1961||Bristol Rovers||Eastville St.||League|
|350||04.09.1968||Sheffield United||Anfield||League Cup|
|1||75||23.11.1963||Manchester United||Old Trafford||League|
By Fran Kearney at Toffeeweb.
Article by Philip Kirkbride, Liverpool Echo, published on Apr 23 2009.
Ron Yeats' column in the Liverpool Echo on 31 August 1963.
LFChistory.net had the great pleasure of interviewing the Saint. I was a bit unprepared for our talk, but considering the circumstances coped pretty well.
The Icelandic Liverpool supporters' club recently invited Ron Yeats as honourary guest at its annual festival in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.
Tommy Smith and Rowdy Yeats had a bit of an adventure when on tour with Liverpool in 1966.
LFChistory's second one-on-one with former Liverpool captain, Ron Yeats.
Forty years ago Liverpool played their first European game at Anfield Road.
Forty years ago today Liverpool played their first European game in Iceland of all places.
lfchistory was lucky enough to interview Ron Yeats exclusively at Melwood and the big man didn't disappoint. The interview was published online in February 2004.
Liverpool legend Ron Yeats was awarded the Bill Shankly Memorial Award for 2002
"I'm incredibly proud to receive this award. I loved Bill Shankly. I just wish he was here to hand me this award himself. He made me feel I could do anything. I never felt I was the greatest centre half, or most skilful player, but I would always give everything for him and the team.
It's been a pleasure for me as both a player for 11 years, and chief scout for the last 17, to be able to go to work, no matter what's been happening on the field."
Ron Yeats, February 2003
"Technically, I thought Gerard was brilliant. Melwood, the training ground, is like a five-star hotel and it is all due to him. He said 'I want this there, that there, I want the swimming pool'. We've got the lot there but tactically, I just don't know. I went to a lot of the games at home and I wasn't too pleased at what I saw and obviously something had to happen."
Yeats' post-Houllier analysis
"He was the best centre-half in Britain. I think we had a good understanding although we had our arguements. Even this year he was the best centre-half in the third division. He must have the longest left leg in the world and the shortest right."
Tommy Lawrence in May 1974 on Ron Yeats
"A great captain and a great centre-half. He was virtually unbeatable. He would have been an outstanding player today. I don’t think there is a centre-half like him now. He has telescopic legs. Many opponents thought they had him beaten, but Big Ronny was rarely beaten."
Geoff Strong in May 1974 on Ron Yeats
"Big Ronny is the best centre-half I have ever seen. With him in the team and at his best, we used to think we were unbeatable. In the air he was great. Some people used to think he was weak on the ground, but I never saw anybody give him a chasing. He was the right man for captain."
Roger Hunt in May 1974 on Ron Yeats
"In his first season here I made him captain at Rotherham. He broke a bone in his hand that day. He was a natural to be a captain; a big man who commanded respect and his position in the centre of defence meant that he could see everything going on in front of him. A captain should be like a puppeteer, with the other players on his strings all the time."
Bill Shankly in May 1974 on Ron Yeats
"The ball had a lace in it and if you headed the lace you had prints all over your head. Nobody could kick the ball that hard. When you hit it your toes were sore."
Ron Yeats talking to LFCHistory.net on the ball used in his heyday as captain of Liverpool
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Dundee United||1957-1958||Scotland Division 2||15||0||17||0|
|Dundee United||1958-1959||Scotland Division 2||19||0||26||0|
|Dundee United||1959-1960||Scotland Division 2||33||1||40||1|
|Dundee United||1960-1961||Scotland Division 1||28||0||35||0|
|Tranmere Rovers||1971-1972||England Third Division||19||2||23||3|
|Tranmere Rovers||1972-1973||England Third Division||42||1||45||1|
|Tranmere Rovers||1973-1974||England Third Division||36||2||42||2|
|Stalybridge Celtic||1975-1976||Cheshire County League||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles Skyhawks||1976-1977||American Soccer League||21||0||24||0|
|Barrow||1976-1977||Northern Premier League||35||0||46||1|
|Santa Barbara Condors||1977-1978||American Soccer League||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Formby||1977-1978||Cheshire County League||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|