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Potteries legend Freddie Steele represented Port Vale both as player and manager. However, he is best remembered as the manager of Port Vale’s legendary 1953-54 Iron Curtain side which won promotion and reached the FA Cup semi-final.
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Time at club: 1951-1952 Appearances: 25 Goals: 12 Comments: A former England International, the prolific striker joined Vale initially as player-manager. After his playing retirement, he managed the club with great success, including being in charge of the record-breaking 1953-54 side. More on this player:
Thanks to Stuart Dean, we have a short documentary clip of Port Vale’s 1954 record-breaking side.
Exclusive images and contemporary text from the ‘Pride of Port Vale’ booklet. The book celebrated the achievements of the legendary 1954 ‘Iron Curtain’ side. These are the original text and cartoons that appear in the 1954 booklet.