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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.


 

Season Stats

On this day...

  • 1923 Tom Page scores the winner as Port Vale beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0.
  • 1934 Tom Nolan scores a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Hull City.
  • 1956 Stan Smith scores twice as Port Vale beat Bristol City 2-0.
  • 1970 Sammy Morgan scores on his debut as Port Vale draw 1-1 with Newport County.
  • 1993 Port Vale sign striker Alex Mathie on loan from Morton.
  • 2004 Steve McPhee scores twice - including his 20th goal of the season - in a 3-3 draw with Swindon Town.
  • 2018 Danny Pugh scores and is sent-off while sub Ben Whitfield scores the winner as ten man Port Vale beat Chesterfield 2-1.
  • 2019 Tom Pope scores his 100th Port Vale goal as the Valiants defeat Northampton Town 2-1.
  • 2019 Tom Pope scores his 100th Port Vale goal as the Valiants defeat Northampton Town 2-1.
  • 2019 Tom Pope scores his 100th Port Vale goal as the Valiants defeat Northampton Town 2-1.

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