Time at club: 1965-1968 Appearances: 8 Goals: 1 Comments: A youngster who joined Vale as an amateur and who became the youngest-ever first-team player. McKenzie played at the age of 15 years and 347 days against Newport County on 12 April 1966. However, he only made occasional appearances after that and was released in 1968. More on […]
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Time at club: 1929-1930 Appearances: 56 Goals: 35 Albert Pynegar player profile: Signed as a make-weight in a deal that saw striker Stewart Littlewood sold to Oldham Athletic, veteran striker Pynegar proved to be an astute signing. The forward had played for Leicester City and Coventry before he had three prolific spells with Oldham Athletic. Meanwhile, Vale’s […]
Time at club: 1954-1960 Appearances: 47 Goals: 4 Fred Donaldson player profile: Stoke-on-Trent born right-sided defender Fred Donalson graduated through the Port Vale youth ranks to sign a professional contract in 1954. He made his senior debut in 1955 but had to wait until 1957 before he made another appearance for the Valiants. Under manager Norman Low, […]
Time at club: 1954-1959 Appearances: 0 Goals: 0 Ken Higgs player profile: Born in Kidsgrove, Ken Higgs would eventually have a memorable cricketing career as an England International cricketer but he began his sporting career as a junior player for Port Vale FC. Higgs did not make a first-team appearance for the club and in […]
Time at club: 1946-1953 Appearances: 146 Goals: 0 Jimmy Todd player profile: Jimmy Todd was a Northern Irish footballer who was signed from Blackpool by Port Vale for a then club record fee in 1946. Described as a “terrier” like player Todd was apparently recommended to the club by Stanley Matthews. Todd was a regular in […]
Time at club: 1937-1952 Appearances: 193 Goals: 0 Comments: A long-serving goalkeeper who joined the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He returned to the side after fighting in WW2 and was ever-present during 1946-47. He lost his place to Ray King in the 1949-50 season and was released in 1952. More on this player:
Time at club: 1961-1963 Appearances: 60 Goals: 22 Comments: An inside-forward who was signed from QPR for £2,000. He was joint top-scorer in the 1961-62 season with 20 goals. However, new manager Freddie Steele sold him to Oxford United for £2,000 in 1963. More on this player:
Time at club: 2014-2017 Appearances: 60 Goals: 6 Remie Streete player profile: Young central defender Remie Streete initially signed on loan from Newcastle United. He made his debut in as a sub against Leyton Orient in October 2014 and immediately impressed with his composed defending. Vale were keen to keep the player but he was recalled by […]
Time at club: 2015 Appearances: 1 Goals: 0 Comments: Francisco Santos da Silva Júnior or Junior for short was a midfielder who was signed on loan from Everton. He made a solitary appearance against Leyton Orient when he was substituted after goalkeeper Chris Neal was dismissed. However, he picked up an injury and didn’t feature again. […]
Time at club: 1957-1959 Appearances: 64 Goals: 0 Keith Jones player profile: Former Wales International goalkeeper Keith Jones was signed from Aston Villa by Port Vale in 1957. Jones had been signed to replace club legend Ray King who had left for Boston United. Jones was first-choice in the 1957-58 season but by 1958 he lost his […]
Time at club: 2014-2015 Appearances: 12 Goals: 4 Dany N’Guessan player profile: Powerful French forward Dany N’Guessan was signed on a short-term contract following an injury to Tom Pope. He scored his first goals – a double strike – against Milton Keynes in the FA Cup and was duly handed a contract until the end of the […]
Time at club: 2014-2015 Appearances: 6 Goals: 0 Steve Jennings player profile: Experienced midfielder Steve Jennings was signed by Micky Adams on a free transfer in the summer. Jennings had previously had spells with Motherwell, Coventry City and Tranmere Rovers. However, Jennings found chances hard to come by and following the departure of Micky Adams he […]
Time at club: 1978-1980 Appearances: 76 Goals: 23 Comments: A striker who was signed by Dennis Butler from Bradford City for a £9,000 fee. He rapidly became a crowd favourite after he scored a hat-trick against Crewe Alexandra. He finished as top scorer in the 1978–79 season with 15 strikes in 48 games, and was […]
Time at club: 1950-1972 Appearances: 837 Goals: 35 Roy Sproson player profile Roy Sproson is perhaps the ultimate Port Vale legend as he spent his entire, long playing career at Vale Park and also managed the club for a spell. A locally-born player, Sproson made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Gillingham in November […]
Time at club: 1920-1929, 1932-1933 Appearances: 273 Goals: 163 Wilf Kirkham player profile: 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 the prolific forward scored four goals in a game twice and also hit thirteen hat-tricks. Kirkham was sold […]
Time at club: 1949-1957 Appearances: 275 Goals: 0 Ray King player profile: Ray King was an outstanding England B keeper who was first-choice at Port Vale for eight years and the custodian of the famed ‘Iron Curtain’ side of 1954. He began his career at Newcastle United but suffered a number of injuries and he […]
Time at club: 1965-1967 Appearances: 53 Goals: 4 Brian Taylor player profile: Brian Taylor was a former Walsall and Bormingham City winger who joined Port Vale from Shrewsbury Town for a fee of £3,000 in 1965. Taylor was a regular in his first season, scoring three times in 43 appearances, but after losing his place […]
Time at club: 2012-2013 Appearances: 3 Goals: 0 Comments: An experienced midfielder who was signed on a short-term contract after a trial at the club. He made his debut against York in November but was released in January 2013 after failing to break through to the first-team. More on this player:
Time at club: 2012-2017 Appearances: 25 Goals: 0 Sam Johnson player profile: Towering young goalkeeper Sam Johnson signed a professional contract in 2012. He made a sensational debut starring in a JPT penalty shootout win over Walsall in 2012. He was named the young player of the year in 2013. He earned a run in the side […]
Time at club: 1919-1924 Appearances: 161 Goals: 0 Comments: A long-serving Scottish defender who joined from Glasgow Rangers along with William Aitken and £3,000. He was a regular for five seasons and for a period joined his brother Bob Pursell in the Vale side. More on this player: Hundreds of records of Port Vale players […]
Time at club: 2013-2016 Appearances: 138 Goals: 0 Chris Neal player profile: Reliable keeper Chris Neal signed from Shrewsbury and who was ever-present in the league during Vale’s 2012-13 promotion campaign. He was deservedly named as the players player of the year in 2013 and continued as first-choice in 2013-14 until he picked up an wrist […]
Time at club: 1917-1922 Appearances: 63 Goals: 3 Tom Lyons player profile: Alfred (Tom) Lyons was born in Hednesford and he began his football career at Hednesford Town. He was signed by Aston Villa in 1907 and would make over two hundred appearances for the club. His honours would include a League title in 1909 […]
Time at club: 2012-2013 Appearances: 40 Goals: 8 Ashley Vincent player profile: Pacy forward Ashley Vincent joined the club in the summer of 2012. He linked up well with fellow winger Myrie-Williams, particularly in the first-half of Vale’s 2012-13 promotion campaign. He contributed eight goals himself but to some surprise opted to turn down a […]
Time at club: 2012-2016 Appearances: 151 Goals: 1 Richard Duffy player profile: Welsh defender Richard Duffy was signed in the summer of 2012 and challenged Adam Yates for the right-back spot during the 2012-13 promotion season. He was switched to centre-half during 2013-14 and was soon a first-choice in his favoured position. He signed a two-year contract […]
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