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Roy Sproson Statue
Vale Park

Roy Sproson
                          Statue Vale Park

The statue was unveiled on 17 November 2012. This was after nearly a decade of fund raising by fans that amounted to the 96,000 required.

Roy Sproson was a left sided defender (mainly centre half) who spent his entire professional career at Port Vale amassing a club record 837 appearances between 1950 & 1972. He also managed the Club between 1974 and 1977. Roy Sproson passed away in 1997, aged 66.

The Plinth reads: 'Through three decades as a player and captain, he made a record 837 appearances for Port Vale and scored 35 goals. He was a true legend who combined style and steel with loyalty. The very spirit of Port Vale ran through this unique man, who also went on to manage the Club'.

The plinth also acknowledges Roy's older brother Jess and nephew Phil, who also both played for Port Vale.

Special thanks to Alex Steventon for providing the photo above.

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