Biscay, and a product of
Athletic Bilbao's youth ranks at
Lezama, Yeste made his first-team debut on 7 February 1999, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against
Racing de Santander.
 He would appear in a further 13 games
the following seasons combined, while mainly registered with
2000–01 campaign onwards, Yeste was used regularly in Athletic's main squad, scoring six
La Liga goals during that season, including two in a 4–0 home win against
Real Oviedo on 10 December 2000.
 After regular displays in
2003–04 he won a callup for
, although he did not make his debut;
 he netted a career-best 11 goals in the season, with the
finishing fifth and
qualifying to the
At times troubled with injuries, Yeste continued to appear prominently, playing all the league matches in
2006–07 as Athletic barely avoided relegation (17th) and scoring five goals in the process. A player of volatile temperament,
 he was also
sent off five times from 2007 to 2009 and added 14
 one of the ejections occurring after he pushed
Iker Casillas in a 2–5 home loss.
Yeste featured irregularly in the
2009–10 season, also being ousted by manager
Joaquín Caparrós for more than one month.
 In the first match upon his return, a 0–2 loss at
Atlético Madrid on 25 March 2010, he was booked; on 21 May, after his contract expired, he announced his departure from Athletic Bilbao through his agent.
United Arab Emirates
On 19 June 2010, Yeste agreed to a two-year deal with
Al Wasl FC.
 In March of the following year, during the
2010–11 Etisalat Emirates Cup semifinal against
Al Ain FC, the opponents took the lead before the 50th minute (49:27) and, as they were still celebrating, he shot from the centre circle to score a goal that was described by Dutch news site Voetbal Stijl as "The fastest equalizer in the history of football" (49:54).
There was controversy surrounding the legality of the goal, as Yeste shot the ball directly without having the ball passed from the centre circle, whilst another player was inside it, but it was later confirmed as valid, as the ball hit the ground just before crossing the goal line, and the other player inside the circle was from Al Ain.
National Selection Team
Although he has never played for the national team, he has been called up once by
Luis Aragones in October 2004 for the games against
In July 2011, Yeste signed with
Olympiacos FC, reuniting with former Athletic Bilbao coach
Ernesto Valverde. On 17 January 2012, his contract was mutually terminated;
 the following day, he returned to the
United Arab Emirates and joined
Baniyas SC for six months.