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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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  • 1968 Midfielder Ian Taylor is born.
  • 1987 Midfielder Anthony Grant is born.
  • 1992 Striker Jordan Hugill is born.
  • 2004 Neil Brisco turns down a contract offer from Port Vale and joins Rochdale.
  • 2005 Chris Birchall earns his third Trinidad and Tobago cap playing in a game against Panama.
  • 2009 Micky Adams is appointed for his first spell as Port Vale manager.
  • 2013 Chris Birchall earns his forty second Trinidad and Tobago cap playing in a game against Romania. (OVF) – all content and images (c) unless specified

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