Valiants have voted for Nathan Smith as the 2022/23 Port Vale FC Player of the Year.
Smith, who played all but one of our 2022/23 Sky Bet League One fixtures, has been a constant in the Vale defence since making his debut in 2016 and recently penned a new deal that will see him stay at Vale Park until at least the summer of 2025.
On receiving the Player of the Year award, Nathan said: "I am absolutely delighted to be named as this year's player of the year.
"It's always a great feeling receiving an award that's voted for by the supporters whether that's player of the month or player of the year.
"Parts of the season may have been a bit more difficult than we would've liked but I'd like to thank the fans for always being there and being behind the team every step of the way."
This is Smith's second time as Player of the Year having previously been awarded the title during the 2016/17 season.
The Port Vale FC Player of the Year Award has been presented every year since 1967 and previous winners can be found below:
|1967||Roy Sproson||1996||Jon McCarthy|
|1969||Ron Wilson||1997||Lee Mills|
|1970||John Green||1998||Gareth Ainsworth|
|1971||Tommy McLaren||1999||Martin Foyle|
|1972||Sammy Morgan||2000||Tommy Widdrington|
|1973||Ray Williams||2001||Dave Brammer|
|1974||David Harris||2002||Mark Goodlad|
|1975||John Connaughton||2003||Sam Collins|
|1976||John Ridley||2004||Stephen McPhee|
|1977||David Harris||2005||Billy Paynter|
|1978||Ken Beamish||2006||George Pilkington|
|1979||Bernie Wright||2007||Akpo Sodje|
|1980||Kenny Beech||2008||Paul Harsley|
|1981||Russell Bromage||2009||Joe Anyon|
|1982||Ernie Moss||2010||Anthony Griffith|
|1983||Wayne Cegielski||2011||John McCombe|
|1984||Eamonn O'Keefe||2012||Doug Loft|
|1985||Alan Webb||2013||Tom Pope|
|1986||Jim Arnold||2014||Tom Pope|
|1987||Andy Jones||2015||Michael O'Connor|
|1988||Ray Walker||2016||Anthony Grant|
|1989||Mark Grew||2017||Nathan Smith|
|1990||Neil Aspin||2018||Tom Pope|
|1991||Ray Walker||2019||Scott Brown|
|1992||Mark Grew||2020||David Worrall|
|1993||Ian Taylor||2021||Tom Conlon|
|1994||Neil Aspin||2022||Ben Garrity|
|1995||Martin Foyle||2023||Nathan Smith|