Roy Sproson: head and shoulders above the rest

Roy Sproson: head and shoulders above the rest

In the third of a series of special OVF features to mark the build-up to the unveiling of the long-awaiting Roy Sproson statue, here’s a vintage photograph of Roy Sproson in aerial action.

The Roy Sproson statue will show Roy in a heading pose and we thought it may be nice to see Roy in real heading action. Here is an OVF archive photo dating from 1970:



What’s the Sproson legacy?

The Sproson family produced three Port Vale players who totalled 1370 appearances for the club, a feat that is unlikely to be repeated in the modern game. Eleven years ago, the Sproson Fund was set up with the intention of unveiling a statue of Roy Sproson (842 appearances for the club) at the ground and the statue is finally set to be unveiled on the 17th November 2012. To celebrate this special event, OVF is producing these features in the run-up to the statue being officially unveiled.


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