Stan Turner

Stan Turner

About Stan Turner

Stanley Simpson 'Stan' Turner (21 October 1926--28 April 1991) was an English footballer. A tough-tackling defender, he made 246 appearances (227 in the league, 18 in the FA Cup and 1 in the Coronation Cup) for Port Vale during one of the club's brightest periods. He helped the 'Valiants' to win the Third Division North title and to reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1953-54. Turner joined Port Vale in March 1949, making his debut a year later. He featured in six Third Division South games in 1950-51 under the stewardship of Gordon Hodgson. After Ivor Powell's brief reign at Vale Park, Turner established himself in the first team under Freddie Steele, playing 40 games in 1951-52. He featured 46 times in 1952-53, as the 'Valiants' finished second in the Third Division North.