Port Vale Internationals: a comprehensive list of players to represent their country during the history of the football club.
Please note this table shows International appearances gained whilst Port Vale players NOT the player’s total caps from their International career.
List of Port Vale Internationals
Chris Birchall, Trinidad and Tobago, 27 caps, 3 goals
The only current Port Vale player to appear at a World Cup finals (2006) he qualified through his mother. Birchall retired from the side in 2013.
Tony Rougier, Trinidad and Tobago, 20, 1
Signed in 1999 a prolific T&T schedule saw Rougier became the club’s most capped player despite him only spending 18 months at the club. He was then overtaken by compatriot Birchall.
Sammy Morgan, Northern Ireland, 7, 2
Morgan scored on his Northern Irish debut (versus Spain in 1972) and added a further goal against Cyprus. For many years the powerful striker was the club’s record International appearances holder.
George Abbey, Nigeria, 6, 0
The right-back played a number of African Cup games for his country.
Teddy Peers, Wales, 4 ,0
In 1922 the goalkeeper became the first Vale player to receive an International cap.
Eamonn O’Keefe, Ireland, 4, 1
The Irish striker’s only International goal came in a Kirin Cup tie against China.
Jon McCarthy, N.Ireland, 4 ,0
A popular right-winger who subsequently moved to Birmingham City for a then club record £1.5m.
Andy Jones, Wales, 3 ,1
The former Rhyl star scored on his debut versus Finland at Wrexham.
Billy Bingham, N.Ireland, 3, 0
Bingham’s Vale career was curtailed by serious injury but he went on to manage his country.
Anthony Griffith, Montserrat, 2, 0
The gritty midfielder was called up as the captain of his national side. He qualified through his father.
Andrew Little, N.Ireland, 1, 0
The Rangers player represented his country while on loan at Vale Park in 2011. It was in a 3-0 Euro 2012 qualifying defeat against Italy.
Neville Southall, Wales, 1, 0
The Everton goalkeeper won his third cap for his country while on loan at Vale Park.
James Lawrie, N.Ireland, 1, 0
The young striker made a solitary appearance in a friendly versus Italy.
David Healy, N.Ireland, 1, 0
The then-Man Utd striker was on loan at Vale Park when he played in a 4-0 loss to Hungary.
Ryan McGivern, N.Ireland, 1, 0
The defender played for Northern Ireland in their 2014 European qualifier win over Greece.