Leon Legge is coming to the end now having been a joy to watch as an EFL stalwart who started his journey at Brentford.
The menacing central defender has been vocal about his experiences playing professional football with Epilepsy in recent years and has raised awareness about the condition in doing so.
Now 36, turns 37 in April, Legge is seeing out the final year of his contract at Port Vale, with Darrell Clarke’s men pushing for automatic promotion in League Two.
Having scored ten goals in 115 appearances for the Bees Legge departed in January 2013 to join Gillingham in the fourth tier. Gills went on to win the title that season and Legge remained an important player at Priestfield Stadium for a further two years.
In the summer of 2015 he joined Cambridge United and stayed for three seasons, chipping in with 12 goals in 124 appearances before finding his way to Port Vale in July 2018. Legge has been a figure of solidarity at heart of defence in his time at Vale Park during some difficult times off the pitch for the club.
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He has made four appearances this term, taking him to 123 in total, seeing his role reduced as one of the senior players in the side. Vale were going very well just outside the play-offs in League Two when the 2019/20 season was curtailed and they missed out on the top seven marginally on points per game, with Legge playing an integral role.
Hopefully Vale can kick on this season and finish in the top three to potentially end Legge’s career in the EFL on a high.