List of Port Vale F.C. records and statistics

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Port Vale F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, playing in Football League One, the third level of the English football league system, as of the 2013–14 season. The club was formed in 1876, in 1884 they took the name Burslem Port Vale F.C., dropping the 'Burslem' in 1907. They played their home matches at The Old Recreation Ground between 1912 and 1950 and at Vale Park from 1950 to the present day. The club joined the Football League in 1892 as founder members of the Football League Second Division, resigning in 1907, only to return in 1919.

Roy Sproson made 837 appearances (761 in the league) for Vale between 1950 and 1972, later becoming manager in 1974. Wilf Kirkham is the club's record goalscorer with 154 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 record international cap holder with 24, playing for Trinidad and Tobago between 2001 and 2006, including three appearances in the 2006 World Cup.

As of 13 June 2013.

Honours and achievements[edit]

League[edit]

Football League Third Division (3rd tier)

Football League Third Division North: 2 (3rd tier)

Football League Fourth Division: 1 (4th tier)

North Staffordshire & District League: 1

The Central League

Cups[edit]

Staffordshire Senior Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1920, 2001
  • Runners–up: 1900, 2010

Birmingham Senior Cup: 1

  • Winners: 1913
  • Runners–up: 1899, 1900, 1914

Staffordshire Junior Cup: 1

  • Winners: 1910

North Staffordshire Charity Challenge Cup: 3

  • Winners: 1883, 1885,[B] 1891[B]
  • Runners–up: 1886

Staffordshire Senior Charity Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1892, 1897

North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1915, 1920[B], 1922[B]
  • Runners–up: 1921, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1932

Burslem Challenge Cup: 1

  • Winners: 1885

Hanley Cup

  • Runners–up: 1910

Coronation Cup

  • Runners–up: 1953

Anglo-Italian Cup

  • Runners–up: 1996

Debenhams Cup

  • Runners–up: 1977

FA Cup

  • Semi Finalists: 1954

Trophies[edit]

Football League Trophy: 2

Supporters' Clubs' Trophy: 1

  • Winners: 1961
  • Runners–up: 1960

Player records[edit]

Age and miscellaneous[edit]

Appearances[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Port Vale F.C. players.
  • Most appearances: Roy Sproson, 837 (1950–1972).
  • Most Football League appearances: Roy Sproson, 755 (1950–1972).
  • Most consecutive appearances: John Nicholson, 208 (2 September 1961 – 8 September 1965).

Goalscorers[edit]

International caps[edit]

Transfer fees[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

Club records[edit]

Goals[edit]

Points[edit]

Wins[edit]

Defeats[edit]

Streaks[edit]

  • League wins: 8, 8 April 1893 to 30 September 1893
  • Draws: 6, 26 April 1981 to 12 September 1981
  • Losses: 9, 9 March 1957 to 20 April 1957
  • Clean sheets: 7, 11 February 1922 to 18 March 1922
  • Without a win: 17, 7 December 1991 to 21 March 1992
  • Without a draw: 20, 10 September 1906 to 19 January 1907 & 30 October 2004 to 5 March 2005
  • Without a loss: 19, 5 May 1969 to 8 November 1969
  • Without a clean sheet: 22, 22 September 1956 to 23 February 1957
  • Without failing to score: 22, 12 September 1992 to 13 February 1993

Home[edit]

  • Wins: 12, 9 February 1952 to 8 September 1952
  • Draws: 6, 10 October 1977 to 27 December 1977 & 20 January 1982 to 6 March 1982
  • Losses: 6, 1 January 1992 to 14 March 1992
  • Clean sheets: 11, 7 September 1953 to 13 February 1954
  • Failing to score: 5, 13 April 1998 to 31 August 1998
  • Without a win: 12, 28 March 1978 to 21 October 1978
  • Without a draw: 19, 25 August 1928 to 6 April 1929
  • Without a loss: 42, 8 November 1952 to 18 September 1954
  • Without a clean sheet: 13, 26 September 1964 to 15 March 1965
  • Without failing to score: 33, 19 October 1946 to 13 March 1948

Away[edit]

  • Wins: 5, 20 March 1993 to 24 April 1993
  • Draws: 6, 20 March 1954 to 26 April 1954 & 19 January 1985 to 29 March 1985
  • Losses: 14, 21 September 1895 to 18 April 1896
  • Clean sheets: 5, 20 March 1993 to 24 April 1993
  • Failing to score: 6, 8 January 1966 to 9 March 1966
  • Without a win: 29, 17 January 1903 to 8 October 1904
  • Without a draw: 27, 26 January 1895 to 3 December 1898
  • Without a loss: 10, 5 May 1969 to 8 November 1969
  • Without a clean sheet: 42, 18 December 1976 to 30 September 1978
  • Without failing to score: 15, 10 January 1998 to 26 September 1998

Matches[edit]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record Football League win: 9–1 against Chesterfield in Second Division, 24 September 1932.
  • Record cup win: 7–1 against Irthlingborough Town, 12 January 1907.
  • Record win in any match: 16–0 against Middlewich, 2 February 1884.
  • Record away win: 6–0 at Fulham, 28 March 1987.

Record defeat[edit]

Aggregate score[edit]

  • Record aggregate score: 12 (3–9) at Tottenham Hotspur, 21 November 1931.
  • Record aggregate cup score: 9 (2–7) at Aston Villa, 10 January 1925.

Attendances[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Not promoted.
B. ^ Shared.
C. ^ Also a Football League record.[4]

References[edit]

specific
  1. ^ "21 things you didn't know about Port Vale". The Sentinel. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sam Johnson eager to make his mark". The Sentinel. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Sherwin, Phil (2010). The Port Vale Miscellany. Brimscombe Port: The History Press. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7524-5777-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Football League Records". football–league.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
general
  • Records at statto.com
  • Kent, Jeff: "The Valiants' Years: The Story Of Port Vale" (Witan Books, 1990, ISBN 0-9508981-4-7).
  • Kent, Jeff: "The Port Vale Record 1879–1993" (Witan Books, 1993, ISBN 0-9508981-9-8).
  • Kent, Jeff: "Port Vale Personalities: A Biographical Dictionary of Players, Officials and Supporters" (Witan Books, 1996, ISBN 0-9529152-0-0).