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About Norman Smurthwaite

The English businessman became owner of Port Vale Football Club in November 2012. He qualified as an engineer and built a successful business career and property portfolio before retiring at the age of 50.

He was part of the investment group, led by Paul Wildes, that took Port Vale out of administration in November 2012.

Following Wildes’ departure, he took over as chairman of Port Vale in 2013. He resigned as chairman following relegation back to League Two in 2016–17 before returning to the role in 2018.


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On this day...

  • 1936 Half-back George Shutt sadly passes away.
  • 2008 Mark Goodlad's benefit game sees a Port Vale XI take on a Wolves side.
  • 2015 Port Vale sign goalkeeper Jak Alnwick on a short-term contract.
  • 2016 Bruno Ribeiro's first game in charge of Port Vale ends in a 0-0 draw at Bradford City.


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