Date of birth
Previous Clubs: Stafford Rangers (Loan), Torquay United (Loan)
Smith is a product of the Vale academy and cemented his place in the first team in the 2016/17 with many stellar performances.
His form early in the season caught the eye of the EFL panel as he earned the EFL Young Player of the Month award for August.
Smith played every game for Vale in the 2016/2017 season, scoring four goals and swept up at the player awards for the 16/17 season, winning player of the season, players’ player of the season, young player of the season, away fans’ player of the season and supporters’ club player of the season.
Despite his young age, Nathan made his 100th consecutive league appearance the following season in 0-0 away draw to Wycombe Wanderers in what was described as one of his best games in a Vale shirt.
He now has represented Vale over 150 times despite his young age, and he is a key figure in John Askey's squad that will be looking for an improved finish during the 2019/20 campaign.