List of Port Vale F.C. players

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Port Vale F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The club was formed in the late 1870s and in 1884 they took the name Burslem Port Vale, dropping the 'Burslem' prefix in 1907. The club joined the English Football League in 1892 as founder members of the Football League Second Division and though they resigned in 1907, they continued to play in North Staffordshire district leagues and would return to the Football League in 1919. The club's first team have competed in numerous nationally and internationally organised competitions, and all players who have played at least 25 such matches are listed below.

Introduction[]

More than 500 Port Vale players have appeared in at least 25 senior competitive matches. In the early days, the scarcity of nationally organised competitive football meant players could spend many years with the club while making few such outings. However to redress this the list includes appearances in minor cup competitions, such as the Staffordshire Senior Cup, prior to World War II. Exhibition matches were the primary source of games in the early days of the game and so appearances in friendly games during 19th century are also included. This means that Frank McGinnes is on the list, who recorded 109 goals in 140 matches despite being limited to just 33 goals in 39 Midland League games due to his death due to kidney failure on 25 June 1892, at the age of 22.

Numerous players throughout the club's history have enjoyed long careers with the club. Roy Sproson made 842 appearances for Vale between 1950 and 1972, later becoming manager for a three year spell beginning in 1974. His nephew, Phil Sproson, went on to play 500 games for the club between 1977 and 1989. Wilf Kirkham is the club's record goalscorer with 164 goals in all competitions, as well as 38 goals in a season. Gareth Ainsworth is the player Vale have both received and spent the highest sum on in the transfer market, £500,000 spent in 1997 with £2,000,000 received as he exited the following year. Chris Birchall is the club's record international cap holder with 27, playing for Trinidad and Tobago between 2001 and 2006, including three appearances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Others made little impact at the club, but were significant figures at other clubs, such as Willie Aitken, who went on to serve as head coach at Juventus.

Key[]

Name
Players with name in italics were on loan from another club for the duration of their Port Vale career.
Players marked in bold are still playing for the club.
Players known only by their surname (i.e. the initial of their first name is not recorded) are not included.
All statistics are correct up to and including the match played on 6 February 2021.
Nationality
Nationalities are listed for players, where known. Nationality is defined as the country of their international selection, where applicable. Nationalities for those who were not ever called up for international level are defined as their country of birth.
Players highlighted in pink represented their country at senior level whilst at the club.
Position
GKGoalkeeper; DFDefender; MFMidfielder; FWForward
Port Vale career
Port Vale career is defined as the first and last calendar years in which the player was registered as a professional at the club.
Appearances and goals
Appearances and goals comprise those in the English Football League (including play-off games), The Combination, Midland League, North Staffordshire Federation League, North Staffordshire & District League, The Central League, FA Cup, League Cup / EFL Cup, Football League Trophy / EFL Trophy, Anglo-Italian Cup, Debenhams Cup, Supporters' Clubs' Trophy, and Coronation Cup. Minor cup competitions (such as the Staffordshire Senior Cup) may also be included prior to World War II only. Friendly matches in the 19th century only are included.
Appearances in the 1939–40 Football League season, abandoned after three matches because of the Second World War, are excluded. Wartime league appearances are excluded.

Players with 25 or more appearances[]

A statue of rclub record appearance-holder Roy Sproson was unveiled outside Vale Park in November 2012.
Gareth Ainsworth scored 11 goals in 58 games for the club.
Chris Birchall represented Trinidad and Tobago 27 times whilst at Port Vale.
Paul Musselwhite played 367 games for the club, more than any other goalkeeper.
Martin Foyle scored 107 goals in 356 games for Port Vale between 1991 and 2000.
Tom Pope has the second highest goal scoring tally in the club's history.
Louis Dodds scored 107 goals in 356 appearances.
Billy Briscoe scored 60 goals in 331 appearances between 1918 and 1931.
Anthony Griffith captained Montserrat during his time at Port Vale.
Jennison Myrie-Williams was named on the PFA Team of the Year after helping the club to win promotion during the 2012–13 season.
Tommy Fraser captained the club between 2009 and 2011.
Justin Richards scored 14 goals in 50 appearances throughout the 2010–11.
Sam Johnson made 26 appearances before finding greater success with FC Halifax Town.
Name Nationality Position Port Vale career Appearances Goals
Roy Sproson  England DF 1949–1972 842 35
Phil Sproson  England DF 1977–1989 500 41
Harry Poole  England FW 1953–1968 499 79
Ray Walker  England MF 1984–1985
1986–1997
442 43
Andy Porter  England MF 1986–1998
2004–2006
433 26
Dean Glover  England DF 1989–1998 431 20
Neil Aspin  England DF 1989–1999 410 3
Russell Bromage  England MF 1977–1987 402 15
Terry Miles  England MF 1955–1968 401 17
Basil Hayward  England DF 1946–1958 372 58
Stan Steele  England FW 1955–1961
1961–1965
370 97
Tommy McLaren  Scotland MF 1967–1977 369 29
Tommy Cheadle  England DF 1946–1957 368 15
Paul Musselwhite  England GK 1992–2000 367 0
Robbie Earle  Jamaica MF 1982–1991 357 90
Martin Foyle  England FW 1991–2000 356 107
Louis Dodds  England FW 2008–2016
2018–2019
349 56
Roger Jones  England MF 1923–1937 346 19
Bob Connelly  Scotland MF 1921–1932 341 18
Tom Pope  England FW 2011–2015
2017–
338 115
Billy Briscoe  England FW 1918–1923
1924–1931
331 60
Colin Tartt  England MF 1972–1977
1981–1985
327 20
Allen Tankard  England DF 1993–2001 324 13
Jimmy Oakes  England DF 1923–1933 316 3
John Ridley  England MF 1973–1978
1982–1985
310 9
Tom Page  England FW 1920–1929 302 65
John Cunliffe  England MF 1950–1959 302 55
Reg Potts  England DF 1945–1957 301 3
Tony Naylor  England FW 1994–2001 296 90
Albert Leake  England MF 1950–1961 293 43
Ron Wilson  Scotland DF 1963–1970 293 5
Micky Cummins  Republic of Ireland MF 2000–2006 287 34
Wilf Kirkham  England FW 1923–1929
1932–1933
276 164
Ray King  England GK 1949–1957 275 0
Ken Hancock  England GK 1958–1964 273 0
Clint Boulton  England DF 1965–1971 267 12
Geoff Hunter  England MF 1981–1987 265 17
George Price  England FW 1896–1907 263 54
Brian Horton  England MF 1970–1976 258 37
Billy Heames  England MF 1897–1904 254 28
George Pilkington  England DF 2003–2008 253 12
Neil Griffiths  England DF 1973–1981 248 15
Adam Yates  England DF 2009–2018 248 5
Mark Goodlad  England GK 2000–2008 247 0
Stan Turner  England DF 1949–1957 246 0
Adrian Capes  England FW 1900–1905
1908–1911
243 89
Billy Elson  England MF 1886–1894 241 15
Anthony Griffith  Montserrat MF 2008–2012
2013–2014
237 2
Alan Webb  England DF 1984–1992 235 3
Nathan Smith  England DF 2016– 231 13
Jimmy Ditchfield  England FW 1886–1896 230 85
John James  England FW 1966–1973 229 44
Bobby Gough  England FW 1968–1974 229 35
Billy Poulson  England DF 1879–1891 225 15
Jack Shelton  England MF 1911–1915 224 8
Billy Reynolds  England FW 1882–1892 222 104
Darren Hughes  England DF 1987–1994 222 4
Tom Nolan  England FW 1931–1935
1936–1940
221 96
Matt Carragher  England DF 1997–2003 221 2
Mark Grew  England GK 1986–1992 221 0
Bert Eardley  England MF 1899–1907
1908–1910
220 40
Simon Mills  England DF 1987–1994 220 8
John Jeffers  England MF 1988–1995 219 11
Colin Askey  England MF 1949–1958 218 23
John Connaughton  England GK 1974–1980 218 0
Tony Lacey  England MF 1970–1975 215 9
Darren Beckford  England FW 1987–1991 214 81
George Heppell  England GK 1937–1952 213 0
John McCombe  England DF 2007–2013 211 16
Robin van der Laan  Netherlands MF 1990–1995 210 27
Mick Hulligan  England MF 1948–1955 209 23
John Nicholson  England MF 1961–1965 208 1
Harry Croxton  England DF 1901–1905
1908–1911
206 11
Jim Beech  England DF 1894–1902 205 8
Marc Richards  England FW 2007–2012 202 75
Alan Martin  England MF 1942–1951 201 30
David Harris  England DF 1973–1979 201 10
Mick Cullerton  Scotland FW 1965–1969
1975–1978
200 58
Mick Morris  England FW 1967–1972 200 25
Kenny Beech  England MF 1975–1981 198 22
Ken Griffiths  England FW 1945–1958 196 56
Doug Loft  England MF 2009–2014 196 19
Selwyn Whalley  England DF 1953–1966 196 8
George Shenton  England DF 1927–1936 196 0
Ray Williams  England FW 1975–1981 194 40
Michael Walsh  England DF 1998–2007 194 4
Lucien Boullemier  England DF 1897–1902
1905
193 8
John Brodie  England DF 1971–1977 193 3
Teddy Bateup  England GK 1911–1918 193 0
Harry Griffiths  England DF 1935–1947 192 9
Terry Bailey  England MF 1974–1978 190 29
Joe Brough  England FW 1906–1907
1909–1910
1913–1922
189 104
Jack Maddock  England DF 1923–1931 184 12
Bob McCrindle  Scotland MF 1889–1894 183 6
Peter Pursell  Scotland DF 1919–1924 183 0
Brian Jackson  England MF 1958–1962 182 36
Rob Taylor  England MF 2008–2014 181 21
Ian Bogie  England MF 1995–2000 180 12
Albert Mullard  England MF 1951–1956 179 23
Nicky Cross  England FW 1989–1994 176 43
Chris Birchall  Trinidad and Tobago MF 2001–2006
2013–2016
175 17
Bob Suart  England MF 1911–1915 175 13
Harry Pearson  England DF 1911–1915
1917–1920
175 7
Jack Lowe  England MF 1923–1928 174 17
Ben Williamson  England FW 2011–2015 169 27
Stan Palk  England FW 1948–1952 169 14
David Raine  England DF 1957–1962 169 1
John Rowland  England FW 1962–1966 166 43
Wilf Smith  England MF 1936–1950 164 0
Lee Collins  England DF 2008–2012 163 4
Alf Bellis  England MF 1938–1948 158 46
Neville Chamberlain  England FW 1977–1982 158 41
Billy Paynter  England FW 2000–2006 158 34
Bill McGarry  England DF 1945–1951 158 5
Jimmy Todd  Ireland MF 1946–1953 157 0
Ronnie Allen  England FW 1946–1950 156 40
Stewart Talbot  England MF 1994–2000 154 13
Ernest Collinge  England DF 1921–1926 153 9
Stuart Sharratt  England GK 1966–1972 152 0
Danny Simpson  England FW 1896–1903 151 53
Meshach Dean  England MF 1890–1896 151 42
Steve Brooker  England FW 2001–2004 151 40
Richard Duffy  Wales DF 2012–2016 151 1
Sam Collins  England DF 2002–2006 149 11
Roy Cross  England DF 1970–1975 148 1
Harry Cotton  England GK 1901–1905 148 0
Paul Maguire  Scotland MF 1985–1988 147 27
Stephen McPhee  Scotland FW 2001–2004 147 44
Trevor Rhodes  England MF 1933–1938 147 29
George Bateman  England DF 1882–1886
1887–1890
146 5
Tom Lyons  England DF 1917–1922 146 3
Bill Summerscales  England DF 1970–1974 145 6
Keith Ball  England GK 1968–1972 145 0
Kevin Kent  England FW 1991–1996 144 7
Carl Dickinson  England DF 2013–2016 143 3
Joseph Holyhead  England MF 1903–1907 142 7
W.E. Powell DF 1884–1893 142 0
Tom Holford  England MF 1919–1924 141 9
Frank McGinnes  Scotland FW 1889–1892 140 109
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson  England MF 2000–2004 140 36
Peter Swan  England FW 1991–1994 140 8
David Worrall  England MF 2017– 139 12
Ken Gunn  Scotland MF 1933–1937 138 10
Chris Neal  England GK 2012–2016 138 0
Steve Rowland  Wales DF 2001–2006 136 1
Billy Beats  England FW 1892–1895
1906–1907
135 47
Neil Brisco  England MF 1998–2004 135 2
Dick Evans  England FW 1894–1899
1904
134 49
Jack Round  England MF 1930–1935 134 5
Garth Butler  England DF 1946–1951 134 0
Liam Burns  Northern Ireland MF 1997–2004 133 1
Ernest Mullineux  England DF 1900–1904 132 1
Terry Armstrong  England MF 1976–1979 131 13
Terry Alcock  England DF 1963–1967
1977–1978
131 2
Andy Jones  Wales FW 1985–1987
1989
129 64
Alan Bennett  England MF 1949–1957 129 9
Gareth Owen  Wales DF 2008–2013 129 2
Bill Cope  England DF 1929–1934 129 0
Lee Mills  England FW 1995–1998 128 44
Jon McCarthy  Northern Ireland MF 1995–1997
2002
128 17
Steve Guppy  England MF 1994–1997 128 13
Sammy Morgan  Northern Ireland FW 1970–1973 126 27
Peter Ford  England DF 1959–1963 126 6
Scott Brown  England GK 2018– 126 0
Harry Jones  England DF 1911–1915 126 0
Cristian Montaño  Colombia MF 2017– 125 17
Andy Hill  England DF 1995–1998 123 1
Jack Smith  England MF 1909–1911
1912–1914
1916–1919
122 14
Bill Pointon  England FW 1941–1949 119 53
Harry Anstiss  England FW 1927–1931 119 40
Garry Dulson  England DF 1974–1978 119 3
Jack Roberts  England FW 1935–1940 118 74
Phil Griffiths  Wales MF 1926–1931
1939–1945
118 43
Joe Anyon  England GK 2004–2010 118 0
Lol Hamlett  England DF 1949–1952 118 0
Gareth Griffiths  England DF 1995–1998 116 5
Albert Pearson  England FW 1914–1919
1921–1922
114 29
Gerry Keenan  England DF 1978–1982 114 7
Luke Joyce  England MF 2018– 114 1
John King  England DF 1968–1971 114 0
Paul Bowles  England DF 1979–1982 113 6
Jack Shields DF 1886–1890 113 2
Ben Davies  England GK 1929–1933 112 0
Ian Taylor  England MF 1992–1994 111 38
Mark Chamberlain  England MF 1979–1982 110 20
Harry Hodgkinson  England DF 1879–1888 110 11
Harry Mountford  England FW 1903–1907 109 31
Ted McDonald  England MF 1894–1896
1897–1899
109 12
Walter Aveyard  England FW 1948–1952 108 29
Derek Brownbill  England FW 1975–1978 108 19
Charlie Simpson  England MF 1882–1890 107 15
James Hamilton  England DF 1903–1907 107 0
Bill Bentley  England DF 1977–1980 106 0
Jock Cameron  Scotland DF 1913–1914
1916–1919
105 1
Len Birks  England DF 1920–1924 105 0
Sean Rigg  England FW 2009–2012 104 18
Bert Llewellyn  England FW 1960–1963 103 50
Alfred Strange  England FW 1924–1927 103 29
Jack Hampson  Wales DF 1921–1924 103 9
Jeff Smith  England MF 2004–2007 103 7
Vic Rouse  England MF 1926–1929 103 0
Bob Morton  England MF 1932–1935 102 20
Leon Legge  England DF 2018– 102 8
John Green  England MF 1967–1971 102 8
Wayne Cegielski  Wales DF 1982–1985 102 5
Jennison Myrie-Williams  England MF 2011–2014 101 22
Ian Armstrong  England MF 2001–2005 101 17
Sagi Burton  Saint Kitts and Nevis DF 2000–2002 101 4
Arthur Caldwell  England MF 1935–1939 100 22
Bob Hazell  England DF 1986–1989 100 2
James Gibbons  England DF 2016– 100 1
Johnny Rowe  England DF 1937–1940 100 0
Mick Mahon  England MF 1967–1969 99 22
Jimmy Scarratt  England MF 1891–1895 98 24
Danny Whitaker  England MF 2006–2008 98 15
Billy Fitchford  England MF 1914–1923 98 14
Tom Coleman MF 1908–1911 97 29
Peter Farrell  England MF 1978–1982 97 11
Arthur Cumberlidge  England MF 1937–1946 97 1
David Riley  England FW 1987–1990 96 14
Tom Conlon  England MF 2018– 96 9
John Woodward  England FW 1973–1975 95 32
Bob Mountford  Australia FW 1969–1975 95 11
Jimmy Goodfellow  England MF 1966–1969 95 11
Tommy Widdrington  England MF 1999–2001
2005
95 8
Alan Boswell  England GK 1972–1974 95 0
Robert Carter  England MF 1904–1907 93 25
Barry Siddall  England GK 1982–1984 93 0
Arthur Jepson  England GK 1938–1946 92 0
James Clutton  England DF 1889–1893 92 0
Gary Ford  England MF 1988–1991 91 13
Alf Walker  England MF 1911–1914 91 8
Tommy Walker MF 1891–1893 91 8
Dave Brammer  England MF 1999–2001
2008–2009
91 4
Trevor Dance  England GK 1975–1980 91 0
Bob Ramsay  England DF 1886–1888
1893–1894
90 1
Tom Fern  England GK 1924–1927 90 0
Tony Loska  England DF 1971–1973 89 5
Jack Simms  England MF 1926–1931 88 28
Paul Kerr  England MF 1992–1993 88 21
Chris Martin  England GK 2007–2012 88 0
Chris Banks  England DF 1982–1988 87 1
Luke Rodgers  England FW 2007–2009 86 20
Jon Bowden  England MF 1985–1987 86 7
Danny Sonner  Northern Ireland MF 2005–2007 86 2
Bradley Sandeman  England DF 1992–1996 86 1
John Potts  England GK 1934–1936 86 0
Herbert Birchenough  England GK 1897–1900 86 0
Leon Constantine  England FW 2005–2007 85 38
Jack Wilkinson  England FW 1957–1959 84 41
Ernie Moss  England FW 1981–1983 84 28
Roy Chapman  England FW 1967–1969 83 37
Alistair Brown  Scotland FW 1984–1986 83 27
Sam Foley  Republic of Ireland MF 2015–2017 83 7
Craig James  England DF 2004–2006 83 1
Allan Todd  Scotland GK 1933–1937 83 0
Paul Harsley  England MF 2006–2008 82 6
Steve Fox  England MF 1982–1984 82 6
Frank Stokes  England DF 1898–1901 82 0
Chris Young  England FW 1913–1915 81 77
Bernie Wright  England FW 1978–1980 81 24
Ben Purkiss  England DF 2015–2017 81 0
Stuart Tomlinson  England GK 2010–2012 81 0
William Cope  England DF 1904–1907 80 1
Mark Harrison  England GK 1980–1982 80 0
A. Meigh DF 1908–1911 80 0
Ben Davies FW 1882–1887 79 25
Sam Morsy  Egypt MF 2010–2013 79 4
Jak Alnwick  England GK 2015–2017 79 0
Cliff Pinchbeck  England FW 1949–1951 78 40
Noel Kinsey  Wales FW 1958–1961 78 7
Jack Vickers  England DF 1933–1936 78 0
Tom Yule  Scotland MF 1913–1915 77 20
Albert Cook  England MF 1900–1906
1907
1909–1911
77 10
Sam Whittingham  England MF 1903–1906 77 3
Spencer Fieldhouse  England MF 1908–1911 76 14
Michael O'Connor  England MF 2014–2016 76 12
C. McAlpine DF 1890–1892
1892–1893
76 1
Jonathan Hammond  England GK 1914–1921 76 0
Jos Randles  England MF 1885–1899 75 14
Fred Mills  England MF 1932–1934 75 5
Lewis Haldane  Wales MF 2009
2009–2010
2010–2012
75 4
Kris Taylor  England MF 2009–2011 75 4
Wayne Corden  England MF 1994–2000 75 3
Tommy Lander  England MF 1897–1902 75 2
Spencer Evans  Wales DF 1936–1938 75 1
Roderick Welsh  England DF 1935–1938 75 0
John Davies GK 1889–1892 75 0
Cliff Portwood  England MF 1959–1961 74 38
Dean Stokes  England DF 1993–1998 74 0
Tom Baddeley  England GK 1893–1896 74 0
George Poyser  England DF 1931–1934 73 0
Alf Wood  England MF 1892–1895 72 22
Arthur Masters  England FW 1937–1939 72 15
Jimmy Hill  Northern Ireland FW 1965–1968 72 11
Ben Whitfield  England MF 2017–2018
2018–2019
72 8
James Wootton  England MF 1919–1922 72 7
Robin Hulbert  England MF 2004–2008 72 1
Mark McGregor  England DF 2006–2008 72 0
Howard Matthews  England GK 1906–1907
1926–1928
72 0
Chris Lines  England MF 2013–2015 71 4
George Abbey  Nigeria DF 2004–2007 71 1
Arthur Cooper  England MF 1941–1947 71 1
Lewis Ballham  England FW 1880–1890 70 29
Eamonn O'Keefe  Republic of Ireland FW 1983–1985 70 19
Antony Kay  England DF 2017–2019 70 6
Chris Robertson  Scotland DF 2013–2015 70 6
Alex Smith  England DF 1999–2001 70 3
W. Perkins MF 1902–1904 70 3
Joe Barr DF 1889–1891 70 1
Tony Richards  England FW 1963–1966 69 31
James Peake FW 1897–1899
1900–1901
69 30
Ron Futcher  England FW 1988–1990 69 23
Jimmy McGrath  England MF 1932–1934 69 11
Norman Hallam  England MF 1946–1953 69 4
Arthur Rowley  England MF 1902–1904 69 4
Anthony Grant  England MF 2015–2017 69 3
Jonny Brain  England GK 2003–2006 69 0
Luke Hannant  England MF 2018–2019 68 5
Keith Jones  Wales GK 1957–1959 68 0
Bob Pursell  Scotland DF 1939–1949 68 0
Bob Pursell  Scotland DF 1920–1922 68 0
Tom McFarlane  Scotland DF 1898–1900 68 0
Sam Jennings  England FW 1929–1931 67 46
Nathan Lowndes  England FW 2004–2007 67 7
Ron Smith  England MF 1963–1965 67 7
Graham Hawkins  England DF 1978–1979 67 3
Jim Arnold  England GK 1985–1986 67 0
Bobby Blood  England FW 1919–1921 66 47
Frank Cannon  England FW 1911–1913 66 28
Bill Rowley  England GK 1884–1886 66 1
Howard Harvey  England FW 1898–1900 65 30
Andy Nelson  Scotland MF 1913–1915 65 27
Teddy May  England MF 1886–1888 65 18
Len Stephenson  England FW 1955–1957 65 16
Lee Glover  Scotland FW 1994–1996 65 13
David Howland  Northern Ireland MF 2008–2010 65 4
Edgar Hood DF 1909–1915 65 3
Sidney Blunt  England DF 1924–1928 65 1
Terry Lowe  England DF 1960–1966 65 0
Tom Davies DF 1899–1903 65 0
Jackie Mudie  Scotland FW 1963–1967 64 11
Tommy Fraser  England MF 2009–2011 64 2
Herbert Smith  England MF 1925–1929 64 0
Alfred Bourne  England GK 1919–1922 64 0
Tom Simpson FW 1901–1904 63 23
Stan Smith  England FW 1950–1957 63 21
Edgar Bentley  England DF 1914–1920 63 4
Oshor Williams  England MF 1984–1986 62 7
John Williams  England DF 1985–1986 62 3
Alan Lamb  Scotland MF 1977–1978 62 3
Jim Bennett DF 1911–1918 62 3
Chris Shuker  England MF 2012–2014 62 2
Paul Edwards  England MF 2007–2009 62 2
Fred Obrey  England MF 1936–1938 62 1
James Holdcroft  England MF 1894–1897 62 0
George Youds  England DF 1892–1897 62 0
Tommy Ward  England MF 1936–1938
1939
61 29
Ernie Coquet  England DF 1911–1913 61 5
Ralph Dain  England DF 1882–1886 61 2
Mitch Clark  Wales DF 2018–2019
2020
2020–2021
61 1
Harry Benson  England DF 1908–1911 61 0
Albert Pynegar  England FW 1929–1930 60 35
Arthur Longbottom  England FW 1961–1963 60 22
Remie Streete  England DF 2014
2015–2017
60 6
Mark Snijders  Netherlands DF 1997–2000 60 2
George Eccles  England DF 1893–1896 60 1
Trevor Brissett  England DF 1980–1982 60 0
Teddy Peers  Wales GK 1922–1923 60 0
Arthur McGarry  England MF 1918–1921 60 0
Albert Cheesebrough  England FW 1963–1965 59 14
Tom Baxter  England MF 1929–1931 59 11
Cliff Birks  England MF 1932–1936 59 7
Byron Moore  England MF 2014–2016 59 6
Clayton McDonald  England DF 2011–2013 59 1
Billy Wootton  England DF 1925–1932 59 0
Tommy Clare  England DF 1884
1897
1898–1901
59 0
Morris Jones  England FW 1939–1947 58 29
Keith Houchen  England FW 1991–1993 58 12
Gareth Ainsworth  England MF 1997–1998 58 11
Gary Roberts  England MF 2010–2011 58 7
Graham Barnett  England FW 1956–1960 57 37
Michael Husbands  Saint Lucia FW 2005–2007 57 7
Harry Marshall  England FW 1930–1932 57 6
Harry Leese  England DF 1913–1919 57 5
Sam Kelly  England MF 2015–2017 57 3
Thomas Spilsbury  England DF 1897–1901 57 1
Chris Pearce  Wales GK 1983–1986 57 0
Nimper Billings  England FW 1908–1914 56 27
Jimmy Owen  England FW 1884–1886 56 17
Peter Sutcliffe  England MF 1977–1978 56 8
David Amoo  England MF 2019– 56 6
Michael Brown  England MF 2014–2017 56 6
Jimmy Greenhoff  England FW 1981–1983 56 5
Danny Pugh  England MF 2017–2019 56 3
Arthur Box  England GK 1904–1907 56 1
George Hannah  England MF 1938–1946 56 0
Stewart Littlewood  England FW 1926–1929
1931–1933
55 35
James Hill  England MF 1917–1921 55 7
Colin Daniel  England MF 2014–2016 55 6
Jan Jansson Sweden Sweden MF 1996–1999 55 6
Ryan McGivern  Northern Ireland DF 2014–2016 55 0
George Whitcombe  Wales MF 1926–1930 55 0
JJ Hooper  England FW 2015–2017 54 10
Adrian Littlejohn  England FW 2003–2004 54 10
Tony Rougier  Trinidad and Tobago MF 1999–2000 54 10
Paul Smith  England MF 1986–1987 54 9
Manny Oyeleke  England MF 2018– 54 4
Scott Burgess  England MF 2019– 54 4
John Ritchie  England DF 1965–1967 54 4
Richard Eyre  England MF 1995–2001 54 1
Ernest Beckett  England FW 1895–1896
1898–1899
53 17
Akpo Sodje  England FW 2006–2007 53 16
Stan Edwards  England MF 1961–1963 53 11
Simon Richman  England MF 2008–2010 53 5
Brian Taylor  England MF 1965–1967 53 4
Ernest Perry  England MF 1919–1921 53 2
Chris Sulley  England DF 1992–1993 53 1
Arden Maddison  England DF 1924–1927 53 1
Ray Hancock  England GK 1948–1956 53 0
Bert Beech FW 1907–1911 52 36
Cyril Done  England FW 1954–1957 52 34
Ted Edwards  England FW 1896–1899 52 18
Jack Moss MF 1908–1914 52 4
Harry Hubbick  England DF 1947–1949 52 1
Joe Davis  England DF 2011–2014
2017–2019
52 0
Billy Cavenor FW 1909–1910
1911–1912
1913–1914
51 45
Bob Newton  England FW 1982–1983 51 24
Fred Belfield  England FW 1893–1899 51 17
Harry Oscroft  England MF 1959–1961 51 12
Jim Mason FW 1892–1898 51 9
Jack Mandley  England MF 1926–1930 51 6
Adam Crookes  England DF 2019
2019–
51 1
Trevor Wood  Northern Ireland GK 1988–1994 51 0
Justin Richards  England FW 2010–2011 50 14
Colin Grainger  England MF 1961–1964 50 8
Fred Mitcheson  England FW 1933–1935 50 8
Mark Boyd  England MF 2002–2004 50 4
Liam Chilvers  England DF 2011
2012–2014
50 2
John Durnin  England MF 2001–2003 50 2
Ian Elsby  England MF 1979–1981 50 1
Harry Prince  England GK 1941–1943
1944–1949
50 0
Tom Coxon  England MF 1902–1903
1906–1907
49 17
Bernie Slaven  Republic of Ireland FW 1993–1994 49 14
Mark Marshall  Jamaica MF 2014–2015 49 7
Harry Davies  England FW 1938–1939 49 4
Kevin Finney  England MF 1987–1991 49 2
Levi Reid  England MF 2002–2005 49 1
Bert Smith FW 1885–1888 48 18
Tony Dinning  England MF 2005–2006 48 5
Peter Griffiths  England MF 1984–1986 48 5
Jack Sherlock  England MF 1929–1933 48 3
Tim Parkin  England DF 1989–1992 48 1
Wayne Ebanks  England DF 1985–1987 48 0
Jimmy O'Neill  Republic of Ireland GK 1965–1966 48 0
Len Barber  England FW 1947–1955 47 12
Fred Donaldson  England DF 1954–1960 47 4
Terry Lees  England DF 1975–1976 47 2
Sean McClare  England MF 2001–2003 47 1
Jeff Minton  England MF 1999–2001 46 8
Keith Chadwick  England MF 1972–1977 46 7
Danny Glover  England FW 2007–2010 46 4
Reg Davies  England GK 1964–1965 46 1
Teddy Morse  England DF 1895–1898 46 1
W. Morgan GK 1887–1889 46 0
Eli Adams  England FW 1912–1913 45 21
Dennis Fidler  England MF 1960–1961 45 14
Ken Todd  England MF 1978–1979 45 9
W. Jones MF 1890–1893 45 7
Gary Hamson  England MF 1986–1988 45 4
Billy Tempest  England MF 1924–1926 45 3
Arthur Prince  England MF 1923–1924 45 1
Alex Donald  Scotland MF 1965–1968 45 0
Harry Aston  England FW 1886–1887 44 16
William Aitken  Scotland FW 1919–1920 44 9
Paul Millar  Northern Ireland MF 1988–1991 44 5
Anthony Gardner  England DF 1998–2000 44 4
Tommy Gore  England MF 1983–1984 44 3
Clayton Fortune  England DF 2005–2006
2006–2007
44 2
Felix Healy  Republic of Ireland MF 1978–1980 44 2
Ryan Brown  England DF 2002–2005 44 0
Jack Prince  England GK 1928–1930 44 0
A-Jay Leitch-Smith  England FW 2015–2016 43 13
Tom Tippett  England FW 1931–1933 43 11
Billy Bingham  Northern Ireland MF 1963–1965 43 7
Billy Agnew  Scotland FW 1921–1923 43 6
Fred Farrington  England MF 1888–1894 43 6
Alex Williams  England GK 1986–1987 43 0
Bob Delgado  Wales DF 1979–1980 43 0
Joseph Everill GK 1909–1911 43 0
Abe Heath  England GK 1897–1898 43 0
Levi Higginson  England GK 1890–1893 43 0
William Dodds  England FW 1906–1907 42 14
Dick Danks  England FW 1887–1894 42 8
William Loverseed  England FW 1902–1905 42 7
Dan Turner  England FW 2016–2019 42 3
Marcus Harness  England MF 2017–2018 42 2
Gordon Logan  Scotland DF 1967–1970 42 1
Anthony de Freitas  France MF 2016–2018 42 0
Walter Smith  England GK 1920–1922 42 0
Bert Fishwick  England FW 1928–1931 41 15
Ernie Payne  England FW 1884–1885 41 12
Billy Grassam  Scotland MF 1899–1900 41 10
Eric Prince  England FW 1944–1948 41 8
Anton Forrester  England FW 2016–2018 41 5
Robert Firth  England MF 1921–1922 41 5
Charlie Davies  Wales MF 1890–1891 41 5
Paul Beesley  England DF 1997–1998
1998–1999
41 3
Ian Brightwell  England DF 2002–2004 41 0
Rogier Koordes  Netherlands MF 1997–1999 41 0
Robert Gillespie  England FW 1927–1930 40 14
Ashley Vincent  England FW 2012–2013 40 8
George O'Callaghan  Republic of Ireland MF 1998–2002 40 4
Ernest Breeze  England DF 1932–1936 40 0
Mark Cullen  England FW 2019– 39 11
James Henshall  England MF 1928–1933 39 6
Michael Tonge  England MF 2017–2019 39 3
Albert Broadhouse  England MF 1916–1920 39 3
Dean Delany  England GK 2000–2004 39 0
John Poole  England GK 1953–1961 39 0
Dick Allman  England FW 1903–1905 38 11
Alf Smith FW 1913–1914
1918
38 6
Vic Horrocks  England MF 1905–1907
1911–1912
38 2
Freddie Veseli  Albania DF 2014–2015 38 1
Daniel Jones  England DF 2013–2014 38 1
Colin Miles  England DF 2006–2008 38 0
Eric Hayward  England DF 1934–1937 38 0
Richard O'Kelly  England FW 1986–1988 37 8
Ville Viljanen  Finland FW 2000–2001 37 6
Ryan Burge  England MF 2011–2013 37 3
Len Wootton  England FW 1945–1947 37 1
Sam Stockley  England DF 2008–2009 37 0
John Flowers  England MF 1971–1972 37 0
Joe Frail  England GK 1891–1894 37 0
Don Triner  England MF 1938–1948 36 10
Theo Robinson  Jamaica FW 2016
2020–
36 6
Arthur Dorrell  England MF 1931–1932 36 5
Connell Rawlinson  Wales DF 2018–2019 36 2
Dave Barnett  England DF 1998–1999 36 2
Tim Rawlings  England MF 1963–1965 36 2
Luke Prosser  England DF 2005–2010 36 1
Billy Tabram  Wales MF 1933–1934 36 1
Billy Leech  England MF 1899–1900 36 1
Alf Bennett  England GK 1927–1929 36 0
George Stabb  England FW 1935–1936 35 11
Lee Matthews  England FW 2004–2006 35 10
Ricky Miller  England FW 2018–2019 35 6
Rigino Cicilia  Curaçao FW 2016–2017 35 5
Andreas Lipa  Austria MF 2003–2004 35 2
Paul Bennett  England MF 1978–1980 35 2
Sam Baddeley  England MF 1905–1907 35 0
Alfred Maybury  England GK 1900–1901 35 0
Aaron Lockett  England FW 1914–1915
1916–1917
1919–1920
34 14
Lee Hughes  England FW 2013–2014 34 13
J. Tunnicliffe FW 1907–1911 34 11
John Rogers  England FW 1976–1977 34 8
George Shelton  England FW 1916–1920 34 7
Bert Gosnell  England MF 1912–1913 34 6
John Fallows MF 1896–1897 34 4
Ralph Barlow  England MF 1895–1897 34 1
Mark Innes  Scotland DF 2005–2006 34 0
Rae Ingram  England DF 2001–2003 34 0
Peter Billing  England DF 1993–1995 34 0
Harry Cookson  England FW 1887–1888 33 23
Mark Bright  England FW 1981–1984 33 11
Tom Butler  England FW 1922–1923 33 11
Luke Dean  England FW 1934–1937 33 9
Ben Rhodes FW 1886–1888 33 7
Roger Smith  England MF 1965–1966 33 6
Donny Davies  England MF 1892–1915 33 5
Simon Barker  England MF 1998–2000 33 3
Steve Harper  England MF 1987–1989 33 2
B. Coyle DF 1890–1891 33 1
Arjan van Heusden  Netherlands GK 1994–1998 33 0
Kyle Perry  England FW 2008–2009 33 0
Bill Asprey  England DF 1967–1968 33 0
Tom Cooper  England DF 1924–1926 33 0
William Murray  England FW 1911–1912 32 12
Joe Allon  England FW 1992
1994–1995
32 10
Jim Steel  Scotland FW 1983–1984 32 7
Mel Machin  England FW 1962–1966 32 6
Shaun Brisley  England DF 2019– 32 2
Nico Jalink  Netherlands MF 1991–1992 32 1
Dick Ray  England DF 1894–1895 32 1
Kjell Knops  Netherlands DF 2016–2018 32 0
Bert Carberry  Scotland MF 1957–1958 32 0
Arthur Hartshorne  England DF 1902–1903 32 0
Lewis Campbell  Scotland MF 1893–1894 31 15
Jake Taylor  England MF 2019–2020
2021–
31 8
Johnny Miller  England MF 1980–1982 31 5
Keith Lowe  England DF 2007–2008 31 3
Kevin Kennerley  England MF 1976–1978 31 2
Tommy Lonsdale  England GK 1923–1924 31 0
Ernest Chappell DF 1906–1907
1911–1914
31 0
Hughie Dunn  Scotland DF 1906–1907 31 0
Jack Smith  England FW 1947–1948 30 11
Richie Bennett  England FW 2019–2020 30 7
Derek Tomkinson  England FW 1949–1951
1952–1955
30 5
Sam Togwell  England MF 2005–2006 30 4
Kevin Young  England MF 1983–1984 30 4
James Lawrie  Northern Ireland FW 2007–2010 30 2
Steve Jones  England FW 1979–1981 30 2
Freddie Goodwin  England MF 1972–1973 30 2
Michael Curley  England MF 1935–1936 30 1
Ryan Lloyd  England MF 2011–2017
2019–2020
30 0
Albert Skinner  England DF 1886–1893 30 0
Fred Haycock  England FW 1911–1912 29 12
Philip Smith  England FW 1905–1906 29 9
Brian Mills  England FW 1990–1993 29 5
Ken Wookey  Wales FW 1969–1970 29 4
Andy Shankland  England FW 1981–1986 29 2
Eric Eastwood  England MF 1947–1950 29 1
Ryan Boot  England GK 2013–2018 29 0
Terry Harkin  Northern Ireland FW 1962–1964 28 12
Devante Rodney  England FW 2020– 28 10
Martin Henderson  Scotland FW 1983–1984 28 7
Gavin Tomlin  England FW 2013–2014 28 6
Roddy Georgeson  Egypt FW 1966–1967 28 6
James Swarbrick  England MF 1911–1912 28 4
Tyrone Barnett  England FW 2017–2019 28 2
Paul Marshall  England MF 2009
2012
28 1
Ross Davidson  England DF 2008–2010 28 0
Derek Mountford  England MF 1951–1957 28 0
Jack Smith MF 1892–1895 28 0
Richard Elston FW 1887–1888 27 9
George Rushton  England MF 1901–1902
1903
27 8
Ray Deakin  England DF 1981–1982 27 7
Uche Ikpeazu  Uganda FW 2015–2016 27 6
Enoch Hood  England FW 1879–1885 27 6
Ted Shore  England MF 1945–1948 27 3
Tom Reid  Scotland FW 1922–1927 27 3
Frank Sharp  Scotland MF 1974–1975 27 2
Gavin Gunning  Republic of Ireland DF 2017–2018 27 1
Craig Rocastle  Grenada MF 2007–2008 27 1
David Fitzpatrick  England DF 2020– 27 0
Grahame McGifford  England FW 1977–1978 27 0
Roy Felton  England DF 1938–1946 27 0
Harry Roberts  England FW 1930–1931 26 11
J.H. Sproston MF 1887–1889 26 11
Eddie Baily  England FW 1956 26 8
David Lowe  England MF 1992
1994
26 7
Billy Easton  England FW 1931–1933 26 6
Peter Beadle  England FW 1998–1999 26 6
Richard York  England MF 1931–1932 26 5
Jerome Thomas  England MF 2016–2017 26 1
Alf Dark  England MF 1923–1924 26 1
Kiko  Portugal DF 2016–2017 26 0
Paulo Tavares  Portugal MF 2016–2017 26 0
Joe Cardle  England MF 2005–2008 26 0
Kevin Pilkington  England GK 1998–2000 26 0
Ronnie Jepson  England FW 1988–1991 26 0
Kevin Steggles  England DF 1987–1988 26 0
Andie Newton  England MF 1919–1921 26 0
G. Martin DF 1887–1891 26 0
Billy Tunnicliffe  England MF 1937–1938 25 11
Ryan Taylor  England DF 2016–2017
2017
25 5
Jack Blackwell  England FW 1933–1936 25 5
James Reid  England FW 1899–1900 25 5
Frank Ryder  England MF 1935–1937 25 4
Freddie Steele  England FW 1951–1952 25 2
Charlie Rattray  England MF 1937–1938 25 2
Archie Dyke  England MF 1912–1913
1919
25 2
Graham Williams  Wales MF 1968–1969 25 1
Sam Johnson  England GK 2011–2017 25 0
Keith Lindsey  England DF 1971–1973 25 0

Players with fewer than 25 appearances[]

References[]

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  • Kent, Jeff (1993). The Port Vale Record 1879-1993. Witan Books. ISBN 0-9508981-9-8.
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