Our Yorkshire fantasy football team

The Dalesman team create the Yorkshire football team of dreams

As the Euro 2024 kick-off is fast approaching, The Dalesman team got to thinking about the many Yorkshire football players who have made their names known over the years, whether for good or for bad.

And we thought, what if we selected our own fantasy Three Lions team or rather, White Roses team comprising Yorkshire folk alone? After all, there are plenty to choose from!

Below are our shortlisted eleven players (in no particular order), plus our choice of manager.

Rules used for selection:

  • Players can be from any era
  • Player positions aren’t a factor in this selection
  • Only includes people actually born in Yorkshire, otherwise we’d be here all day!
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GORDON BANKS OBE (1937-2019)

Born: Abbeydale, Sheffield

Position: Goalkeeper

Clubs: Chesterfield, Leicester City, Stoke City, Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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KEVIN KEEGAN OBE (1951-)

Born: Armthorpe, Doncaster

Position: Forward

Clubs: Scunthorpe United, Liverpool, Hamburger SV, Southampton, Newcastle United, Blacktown City

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HARRY MAGUIRE (1993-)

Born: Mosborough, Sheffield

Position: Centre-back

Clubs: Sheffield United, Hull City, Leicester City, Manchester United

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DEREK DOOLEY MBE (1929-2008)

Born: Pitsmoor, Sheffield

Position: Striker

Clubs: Lincoln City, Sheffield Wednesday

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KYLE WALKER (1990-)

Born: Sharrow, Sheffield

Position: Right-back

Clubs: Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City

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PAUL ROBINSON (1979-)

Born: Beverley

Position: Goalkeeper

Clubs: Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley

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JAMES MILNER (1986-)

Born: Wortley, Leeds

Position: Midfielder

Clubs: Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion

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JOHN STONES (1994-)

Born: Barnsley

Position: Centre-back, defensive midfielder

Clubs: Barnsley, Everton, Manchester City

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DAVID BATTY (1968-)

Born: Leeds

Position: Defensive midfielder

Clubs: Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United

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DAVID SEAMAN MBE (1963-)

Born: Rotherham

Position: Goalkeeper

Clubs: Peterborough United, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, Arsenal, Manchester City

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KALVIN PHILLIPS (1995-)

Born: Leeds

Position: Defensive midfielder

Clubs: Leeds United, Manchester City

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And our manager… BRIAN CLOUGH OBE (1935-2004)

Born: Grove Hill, Middlesbrough

Clubs played as striker: Middlesbrough, Sunderland

Clubs managed: Hartlepool United, Derby County, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest

 

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