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|Full name||Tobago United Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Tobago Boys|
|Ground|| Dwight Yorke Stadium |
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
|League||TT Pro League|
|2010–11||TT Pro League, 11th|
Tobago United Football Club was a football club from Trinidad and Tobago, that played in Professional Football League of Trinidad.
The team's home stadium was Dwight Yorke Stadium, 3 km from Scarborough, Tobago's main town.
Ensuring survival was the main ambition for the Trinidad and Tobago TT Pro League side Tobago United. Since they joined the league in 2003, Tobago United finished bottom in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The club managed to avoid bottom place in 2009 with help from former Manchester United and Trinidad and Tobago national football team forward Dwight Yorke. However they were expelled from the TT Pro League early in the 2010 season and have since disbanded.
Dwight Eversley Yorke CM is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian former professional footballer. Throughout his club career, he played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney and Sunderland, mainly as a forward, between 1988 and 2009. He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Yorke scored 123 goals in the Premier League, a record for a non-European which was not broken until Sergio Agüero in 2017.
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