Forward Louis Dodds will make his 300th appearance for Port Vale should he feature against Fleetwood at the weekend.
Dodds, Vale’s longest-serving current player has been at the club since July 2008. He was signed by former Vale manager Lee Sinnott who said at the time: “Once he became available, he was a player we were keen to secure his services. We’ve been aware of him for some time now but it was a case of waiting to get the green light, we’re very pleased.”
He has a great brain and he sees passes that nobody else sees. He has unbelievable quality…
Dodds is currently in 27th place in the all-time appearances list for the club (see below). However, if Dodds continue to feature in the first-team this season, he may move up to as high as nineteenth place by the end of the season.
Dodds has experienced the highs and lows while a Vale player. He was one of the squad that signed a new contract in 2012 despite the club remaining in administration and he was subsequently a member of the side that won promotion in 2013.
Highlights of Dodds’ career also include being awarded the “goal of the season” twice (in 2012-13 for a stunning strike against Fleetwood Town and in 2011-12 for a strike against Bradford City) and a hat-trick in a 7-2 win over Morecambe.
Former team mate Tom Pope said of Dodds: “He has a great brain and he sees passes that nobody else sees. He has unbelievable quality.”
Our congratulations to Louis Dodds on reaching this landmark.
Louis Dodds Vale career stats
- League appearances: 178+82
- FA Cup appearances: 10+7
- League Cup appearances: 7+2
- Other appearances: 10+3
- Total appearances: 205+94
- League goals: 45
- FA Cup goals: 4
- League Cup goals: 0
- Other goals: 1
- Total goals: 50
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