Time at club: 2010, 2011-2015, 2017-
Powerful forward Tom Pope first joined his boyhood club on loan from Rotherham United. He scored his first goals in a televised win over Bradford City and subsequently joined the Valiants on a permanent basis in the summer of 2011.
He enjoyed a mercurial rise in 2012 as he finished as the league’s top scorer with 33 goals and was named League Two player of the season.
The following season he adapted well to League One as he finished top-scorer with 16 goals and picked up a second, successive player of the season award.
In 2014-15 he struggled with injuries but still managed to finish as top-scorer with 12 goals. However, in the summer Vale could only afford to offer him a reduced contract and he instead opted to move to rivals Bury ending a four and a half year stay at the club.
In the summer of 2017 he ended his two-year spell at Bury and rejoined the Valiants for a third spell. After a prolific spell he was named the League Two player of the month for October 2017 and was crowned the club’s player of the year for a record third time.
Tom Pope images:
- David Worrall hits double as Port Vale beat Halifax in friendly
- OVF Pictures: Port Vale win promotion in 2013
- What happens when Pope stops performing miracles?
- Tom Pope is FIRST player to win POTY on three occasions
- Match report: Mansfield 1-1 Port Vale
- Vote: Port Vale goal of the season
- Match report: Port Vale 1-2 Crawley
- Match report: Crewe 2-2 Port Vale
- Team news: Pope and Tonge back for Vale against Chesterfield
- Injury boost for Vale as Tom Pope operation is a success
- Vote: who should replace Tom Pope upfront?
- Top scorer Tom Pope to have surgery and will be ruled out for a month
- Aspin to strikers: ask yourself why you're not in team when Tom Pope's "playing on one leg"?
- Who will finish as League Two top scorer?
- Match report: Cheltenham Town 5-1 Port Vale
- Cheltenham boss wary of "very dangerous" Tom Pope
- Coventry City made unsuccessful cash bid for Tom Pope
- Watch: Next two games are massive says striker Tom Pope
- Match report: Accrington 3-2 Port Vale
- Vale 1-1 Yeovil reaction: Aspin and fans both think it was a terrible performance
- Watch: Tom Pope says Vale never really got going
- Highlights: Port Vale 4-0 Luton Town
- Match report: Port Vale 4-0 Luton Town
- Match report: Carlisle United 1-2 Port Vale
- Watch video: Tom Pope is proud to be Vale captain
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