Hall of Fame Inductee – Tommy Yule

6th May 2022

Hall of Fame Inductee – Tommy Yule

The Arbroath FC Hall of Fame was introduced in 2015 and since then 17 past players and managers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

All the 17 inductees have contributed to the rich tapestry and history of the club. Creating the wonderful club that Arbroath Football Club is.

A club that means so much to so many people.

On Saturday 16th April at the Arbroath Hall of Fame Dinner, sponsored by the The Townhouse Hotel Arbroath we inducted two new members into the Arbroath FC Hall of Fame and to add more wonderful memories to the illustrious group of legends already gathered.

Cammy Murray on Tommy Yule

Arbroath Hall of Inductee Cammy Murray welcomes the news that his friend Tommy Yule joins him in the Arbroath Hall of Fame.

It was the turn of Inductee Number 18.

In the summer of 1973 a young lad was signed by Albert Henderson from Beith Juniors.

He made his debut in a 3-0 friendly win over Notts County at Gayfield, the goals coming from Andy Penman, Billy Pirie and Jimmy Cant.

He made his competitive debut in the League Cup, in a 3-1 group match win over Falkirk. In the return fixture at Brockville he scored twice in a 2-2 draw (these were to be the first of many Arbroath goals). In the final group game against Celtic at Gayfield, he scored in a 3-1 defeat. Celtic’s scorers that day were Kenny Dalglish, Bobby Lennox and Paul Wilson, not bad company to be keeping.

He went on to make 312 appearances for the Lichties in the League, League Cup and Scottish Cup. He scored 73 goals (59 league; 11 League Cup, and 3 Scottish Cup) between 1973 and 1983.

He was the club’s top scorer in the league in 1978-79 (with 9 goals) and also in 1979-80 (with 10 goals).

In his first two seasons at Arbroath we were in the top tier playing regularly against Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen. However, after the formation of the Premier League the Lichties dropped to the second tier until 1979-80 when we fell further down the leagues and into the third tier.

One of the highlights of his time at Gayfield came in season 1976-1977 when Arbroath reached the quarter final of the Scottish Cup after beating Hibernian 2-1 in a replay at Easter Road.

He had scored in the 1-1 draw with Hibernian at Gayfield in the first match and then grabbed the equaliser in the replay before setting up John Fletcher for the winner. Unfortunately the Lichties lost 3-1 to Dundee in the QF with him again featuring on the scoresheet.

Known as a tricky winger with an eye for a goal.

It is an honour to announce that the 18th inductee into the Arbroath FC Hall of Fame is Tommy Yule!

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