Monday the 17th November 2014 marks two years since the Roy Sproson statue was unveiled at Vale Park.
The £96,000 statue represented years of work from the unsung members of the Sproson Fund who campaigned tirelessly for ten years to raise funds for the statue. The statue was eventually unveiled when the club’s hard-working Supporters Club joined the effort and provided the final impetus for the statue to be cast and mounted in front of the Vale Park entrance.
The statue was formally unveiled before the home game against York City on the 17th November 2012. It was witnessed by members of the Sproson family as well as hundreds of Port Vale supporters.
Roy Sproson: club legend
The defender spent all his playing career with the Valiants and made a total of 842 appearances (837 starts plus five sub appearances). He also managed the club for three years. He is rightly regarded as the club’s loyalist servant. The inscription on the statue reads: “Though three decades as a player and captain he made a record 837 appearances for Port Vale and scored 35 goals. He was a true-legend who combined style and steel with loyalty. The very spirit of Port Vale ran through this unique man who also went on to manage the club.”