Our latest addition to our OVF YouTube channel is a compilation of some of striker Darren Beckford’s many Vale goals.
Darren Beckford is one of Port Vale’s greatest-ever strikers. After an initial loan spell, the forward was signed from Manchester City for £15,000 in 1987. Part of the transfer fee was raised through bucket collections by Port Vale supporters. The money proved to be well-spent as the striker scored 81 goals in 214 games for the Valiants and was top-scorer for four consecutive seasons. He also won promotion for Port Vale in 1989.
In 1991, Beckford was transferred to then top-flight club Norwich City for a club record fee of £925,000.
He then had spells with Oldham Athletic, Hearts and Walsall before retiring from playing.
This video compilation shows a small selection of Darren Beckford’s many goals while wearing a Port Vale shirt.
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