Plymouth Argyle F.C.

association football club in Plymouth, England

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

Plymouth Argyle
Full namePlymouth Argyle Football Club
Nickname(s)The Pilgrims[1]
Founded1886; 138 years ago (1886), as Argyle F.C.
GroundHome Park
Capacity18,600[2]
OwnerSimon Hallett (97%)
ChairmanSimon Hallett
ManagerRyan Lowe
LeagueChampionship
2023–24Championship, 21st of 24
WebsiteClub website

Club information change

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

  • 1886–1903: Argyle Athletic Football Club
  • 1903–Present: Plymouth Argyle Football Club

100th season change

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

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

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


Current Plymouth Argyle squad change

Bali Mumba Morgan Whittaker Ryan Hardie Callum Wright Alfie Devine Joe Edwards Michael Cooper Callum Burton Conor Hazard Zac Baker Sorinola Julio Plegeuzuelo Dan Scarr Gibson


The other workers at Plymouth Argyle change

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

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

  • Frank Brettell (1 August 1903)
  • Bob Jack (1 August 1905)
  • Bill Fullerton (1 August 1906)
  • Bob Jack (1 August 1910)
  • Jack Tresardern (1 April 1938)
  • Jimmy Rae (1 September 1948)
  • Jack Rowley (1 February 1955)
  • Neil Dougall (1 March 1961)
  • Ellis Stuttard (1 November 1961)
  • Andy Beattie (1 October 1963)
  • Malcolm Allison (1 May 1964)
  • Derek Ufton (1 May 1965)
  • Billy Bingham (1 February 1968)
  • Ellis Stuttard (1 March 1970)
  • Tony Waiters (11 October 1972)
  • Mike Kelly (1 May 1977)
  • Lennie Lawrence (Caretaker) (14 February 1978)
  • Malcolm Allison (16 March 1978)
  • Bobby Saxton (5 January 1979)
  • Bobby Moncur (1 June 1981)
  • Johnny Hore (1 October 1983)
  • Dave Smith (1 November 1984)
  • Ken Brown (6 July 1988)
  • John Gregory (Caretaker) (6 February 1990)
  • David Kemp (1 March 1990)
  • Peter Shilton (2 March 1992)
  • Steve McCall (Caretaker) (2 January 1995)
  • Neil Warnock (22 June 1995)
  • Mick Jones (3 February 1997)
  • Kevin Hodges (21 June 1998)
  • Kevin Summerfield (Caretaker) (4 October 2000)
  • Paul Sturrock (31 October 2000)
  • Kevin Summerfield (Caretaker) (4 March 2004)
  • Bobby Williamson (20 April 2004)
  • Jocky Scott (John Alexander Scott) (Caretaker) (6 September 2005)
  • Tony Pulis (23 September 2005)

Former players change

References change

  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