Plymouth Argyle F.C.

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Plymouth Argyle
Full namePlymouth Argyle Football Club
Nickname(s)The Pilgrims[1]
Founded1886; 135 years ago (1886), as Argyle F.C.
GroundHome Park
Capacity18,600[2]
OwnerSimon Hallett (97%)
ChairmanSimon Hallett
ManagerRyan Lowe
LeagueLeague One
2020–21League One, 18th of 24
WebsiteClub website

Plymouth Argyle Football Club, is an English football club. The club is nicknamed The Pilgrims. The team usually plays in green, white and black.

Club Information[change | change source]

The club is called The Pilgrims because the people that left Plymouth for America were the first people to be called Pilgrims. The ship on the badge is called The Mayflower. The first pilgrims travelled on the Mayflower.

The club's stadium is called Home Park. It was ruined by German aeroplanes in World War II. Home Park was repaired after the war. In 2001 and 2002, Home Park was made into a better stadium. Some parts of the stadium were not used while the work was being done. The stadium is now fully open.

The club was made in 1886, but it was called Argyle Athletic Club. The club changed its name to Plymouth Argyle Football Club in 1903.

Plymouth Argyle has never won a match by more than 7 goals. They have beaten Hartlepool United and Millwall 8-1. On 3 January 2004, they beat Chesterfield 7-0. The club lost 9-0 to Stoke City in 1960. Luke McCormick is a goalkeeper. He played seven games in a row for Plymouth Argyle without letting the other teams score a single goal.

In the 1990s, Peter Shilton, Neil Warnock, and John Gregory all managed the club.

The club won Division Three in 2001/02, won Division Two in 2003/04 and now plays in the newly named Championship, the second tier of English football. When the club won Division Three they scored 102 points. No other team had ever scored that many points.

Name[change | change source]

  • 1886-? Argyle F.C.
  • ?-present Plymouth Argyle F.C.

100th season[change | change source]

2003/04 is the club`s 100th season since becoming Plymouth Argyle in 1903. The club has set up many events, while the team has won many awards.

A list of things that happened in the 2003/04 season:

  • 22 October 2003: Plymouth Argyle beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at Hillsborough (Sheffield Wednesday's ground) to become the top team in Division Two.
  • 24 October 2003: Plymouth Argyle were given an award for their 5-1 win against Port Vale.
  • 1 November 2003: Paul Sturrock won the Division Two manager of the month award for October.
  • 6 November 2003: David Friio won the Division Two player of the month award for October.
  • 23 December 2003: Paul Sturrock agreed to stay as the club's manager until 2008.
  • 26 December 2003: Paul Wotton scored Plymouth Argyle's 5000th goal in league matches. Plymouth Argyle beat A.F.C. Bournemouth 2-0 on that day. Plymouth Argyle became the first big side in England to score 50 goals in that season.
  • 2 January 2004: Paul Sturrock won the Division Two manager of the month award for December.
  • 3 January 2004: David Friio scored three goals in one match.
  • 6 January 2004: Paul Sturrock was named as the best manager in England.
  • 17 January 2004: Two men who used to play for Plymouth Argyle, Billy Rafferty and Paul Mariner went back to Plymouth to celebrate with fans. Plymouth Argyle beat Rushden & Diamonds 3-0.
  • 5 February 2004: Graham Coughlan won the Division Two player of the month award for January.
  • 19 February 2004: The club's first shop in Plymouth city centre was opened.
  • 4 March 2004: Paul Sturrock became manager of Southampton

Club Honours[change | change source]

Third Division South

Champions
1930, 1952
Runners-up
1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927

Third Division (Old Format)

Champions
1959
Runners-up
1975, 1986

Division Three

Champions
2002

Division Two

Champions
2004

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Third Division 12th
2001/02 Third Division Champions
2002/03 Second Division 8th
2003/04 Second Division Champions
2004/05 League Championship 17th
2005/06 League Championship 14th
2006/07 League Championship 11th
2007/08 League Championship 10th
2008/09 League Championship 21st

Former position[change | change source]


Current Plymouth Argyle Squad[change | change source]

1 Romain Larrieu Goalkeeper (on loan to Gillingham) 2 Anthony Barness Defender 4 Lilian Nalis Midfielder 5 Krisztián Timár Defender (on loan from Ferencvaros) 6 Hasney Aljofree Defender (on loan to Oldham) 7 David Norris Midfielder 8 Ákos Buzsáky Midfielder 9 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake Midfielder 10 Barry Hayles Striker 11 Nick Chadwick Striker 13 Mathias Doumbe Defender 14 Tony Capaldi Midfielder 15 Paul Wotton Midfielder 16 Péter Halmosi Midfielder (on loan from Debrecen) 17 Kevin Gallen Striker (on loan from QPR) 18 Gary Sawyer Defender 19 Marcel Seip Defender 20 Lee Hodges Midfielder 21 Cherno Samba Striker 22 Paul Connolly Defender 23 Luke McCormick Goalkeeper 24 Josh Clapham Goalkeeper 25 Ryan Dickson Midfielder (on loan to Torquay) 26 Scott Sinclair Midfielder (on loan from Chelsea) 27 Reuben Reid Midfielder (on loan to Torquay) 28 Scott Laird Defender 29 Luke Summerfield Midfielder 30 Dan Gosling Midfielder 31 Anthony Mason Striker 32 Bojan Djordjic Midfielder 33 Rory Fallon Striker 34 Ashley Barnes Striker

The other workers at Plymouth Argyle[change | change source]

Manager - Paul Mariner
Assistant Manager - Gary Penrice
Coach - Tim Breacker
Youth Coach - Stuart Gibson
Physiopherapist - John Carver
2nd Physiopherapist- Tom Hunter
Chief Scout - John James
Chairman - Paul Stapleton
Vice Chair - Robert Dennerly
Directors - Phillip Gill, Damon Lenszner, Tony Wrathall
Chief Executive - Michael Dunsford
Community Officer - Geoff Crudgington
Commercial Manager - Andy Budge
Club Shop Manager - Rachel Fry
Club Photographer - Dave Rowntree
Official Webmaster - Steven Hill

Previous Argyle Managers[change | change source]

These are the team managers of Plymouth Argyle and the dates they took over.

Former players[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Plymouth Argyle". The Football League. 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. "Home Park capacity set for 17,900 after stage one of redevelopment work is completed". The Herald (Plymouth). 31 July 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]