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Defender Phil Sproson was the nephew of Vale legend Roy Sproson and made 495 appearances for the club, appearing in three promotion campaigns.
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Time at club: 1977-1989 Appearances: 495 Goals: 41 Phil Sproson player profile: Phil Sproson was a commanding and long-serving centre-half who was the nephew of Vale great Roy Sproson. He progressed through the youth ranks and was a member of the 1982-1983, 1985-1986 and 1988-1989 promotion teams but his Port Vale career was cruelly interrupted by […]
In this 1988 edition of Shoot magazine, Port Vale were featured due to their epic cup run. This edition ran just before Vale’s fifth round clash with Watford and featured a fascinating revelation from Phil Sproson on how close he came to joining neighbours Stoke City.