Time at club: 1920-1929, 1932-1933
Legendary striker Wilf Kirkham tops the club’s all-time scoring charts.
He turned professional with the Valiants in 1923 and during two spells with Vale he scored four goals in a game twice and hit thirteen hat-tricks.
He was sold to Stoke City for £2,800 in 1929 but returned in 1932 before announcing his retirement in 1933.
His 153 league goals and 164 goals in all competitions are both records, as his tally of 38 goals in the 1926–27 season and his total tally of 13 competitive hat-tricks.
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- 1913 to 1949
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