Eric Prince

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Eric Prince
Personal information
Full name Eric Prince[1]
Date of birth (1924-12-11)11 December 1924[1]
Place of birth Ipstones, England[1]
Date of death 2003 (aged 78–79)
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Ipstones
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1948 Port Vale 14 (2)
1948–1949 Macclesfield Town 1 (0)
Total 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eric Prince (11 December 1924 – 2003) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Port Vale in the mid-1940s.

Playing career[edit]

Prince played for Ipstones; the local village club, before joining Port Vale in September 1944.[1] He scored on his debut; a 2–1 defeat by West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in a Football League North match on 9 September.[1] He was a regular for the "Valiants" during the war years, but also guested for Crewe Alexandra in March 1945.[1] He scored twice in 18 games during the 1946–47 season, scoring against Aldershot and Brighton & Hove Albion at The Old Recreation Ground in late December.[1] He featured in just three Third Division South matches in 1947–48, before he was released by manager Gordon Hodgson in February 1948.[1] He moved on to Macclesfield Town, and later turned out for Simplex Creda.[1][2]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[3]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1946–47 Third Division South 14 2 4 0 0 0 16 2
Macclesfield Town 1948–49[4] Cheshire County League 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 240. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Profile". silkmenarchives.org.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Eric Prince profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Stats". silkmenarchives.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2016.