Time at club: 1966-1973
A powerful, locally-born forward who turned professional in 1966. He became a first-team regular from 1967 onwards and he played 43 games in the 1969-1970 promotion season.
He was injured in 1971 and struggled to regain his place after recovering. As a result, he was sold to Chester for £5,000 in 1973. He later joined Tranmere Rovers and had a spell in US football.
More on John James:
- 1970s Port Vale photos
- Former Port Vale, Tranmere Rovers and Chester City forward John James passes away
- John James
- 1969: Wookey is the main draw
- 1969: a cup epic and a chat with Gordon
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