Phil Sproson

Time at club: 1977-1989

Appearances: 495

Goals: 41

Phil Sproson player profile:

Phil Sproson was a commanding and long-serving centre-half who was the nephew of Vale great Roy Sproson.

He progressed through the youth ranks and was a member of the 1982-1983, 1985-1986 and 1988-1989 promotion teams but his Port Vale career was cruelly interrupted by a career-threatening injury as the team closed on promotion in 1989.

He retired through injury until Port Vale accepted a payment of £50,000 from Birmingham in lieu of an insurance payment for Sproson to resume his career.

He played 12 games for the Blues before injuries finally ended his career.

Phil Sproson images:

Phil Sproson scores as Vale beat Ipswich

Phil Sproson and Ray Walker

Phil Sproson

Phil Sproson

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