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Plymouth Argyle are a professional football club located in Plymouth in the county of Devon. Having played in all but the top professional English divisions, Plymouth Argyle currently play in the fourth tier of English football, League One.
The history of Plymouth Argyle begins in 1886. The club was formed as Argyle Football Club and played their first match later that year.
The club played a variety of friendly matches, including against fellow Plymouth club Plymouth United, but in 1894 the club became defunct. However, three years later the club were reformed as Argyle Athletic Club.
In 1903, the club changed its name to Plymouth Argyle Football Club, how we know them today. That same year, Plymouth Argyle joined the Southern League First Division, where they remained until 1920.
Plymouth Argyle are a founder member of the Football League Third Division, and joined this league in 1920. For the 1921/1922 season, the Third Division was reorganised into two leagues separated by geographical location - the Third Division North and the Third Division South. Plymouth Argyle began this campaign as a member of the Third Division South.
Six consecutive second place finishes followed, along with a third and fourth place finish. In the 1929/1930 season, the club won the Third Division South title, and with it the club won promotion to the Second Division for the first time in Plymouth Argyle history.
Life in the Second Division was an inconsistent time for Plymouth Argyle. Finishes as high as fourth and as low as 20th summed up the club’s time in the second tier, until relegation hit the club in the 1949/1950 season and Plymouth Argyle returned to the Third Division South.
The club didn’t spend too much time back in the Third Division South. Two seasons after relegation, Plymouth Argyle won a second Third Division South title, regaining their place in the second tier.
However, Plymouth Argyle became somewhat of a yo-yo club, returning to the Third Division South in the 1955/1956 season.
Another title ended the decade of the 1950’s with a promotion once again back to the Second Division. The club’s time back in the second tier wasn’t successful, with Plymouth Argyle spending much of their time fighting relegation rather than challenging for promotion. The club finally succumbed to another relegation in the 1967/1968 season, when a 22nd place finish saw the club demoted to the third tier of English football once again.
A second place finish in the 1974/1975 season saw Plymouth Argyle promoted once more, only to be followed by relegation two seasons later.
The 1980’s saw the club reach the FA Cup semi final for the first time in Plymouth Argyle history. The club’s magnificent cup run came to an end at the hands of Watford, but Plymouth Argyle transferred their cup form into the league, promoted again in the 1985/1986 campaign.
However, Plymouth Argyle’s history of being unable to remain in the division for any reasonable length of time continued with relegation back to the third tier in the 1991/1992 season.
In time for the 1992/1993 campaign, the Premier League was introduced. This led to the divisions in the Football League being renamed. The Second Division became Division One, the Third Division became Division Two and the Fourth Division became known as Division Three. As such, Plymouth Argyle began the 1992/1993 season in Division Two.
The club came very close to promotion during this campaign, reaching the Division Two playoffs. However, Plymouth Argyle were beaten by Burnley in the semi finals, condemning the club to another season in Division Two.
Things got worse for the club when the following season they were relegated to the fourth tier of English football for the first time in Plymouth Argyle history. It was just a one season stop in Division Three as a playoff final win over Darlington saw the club promoted once more. Plymouth Argyle continued to yo-yo between the divisions, though, suffering relegation in the 1997/1998 campaign.
The early 2000’s became a successful time for Plymouth Argyle. Winning the Division Three title in the 2001/2002 season, the club followed this up with a Division Two title two seasons afterwards, gaining promotion to the newly renamed second tier, the Championship (for the start of the 2004/2005 campaign, the Football League divisions were once more renamed, with Division One becoming the Championship, Division Two becoming League One and Division Three being renamed as League Two). The club managed to remain in the Championship for six consecutive seasons, but following two narrow escapes from the drop, the club were relegated in the 2009/2010 season.
Worse was to follow for Plymouth Argyle. The club suffered consecutive relegations, and found themselves back in the fourth tier of English football in the 2011/2012 season.
The club almost lost their place in the Football League altogether, finishing in 21st place twice successively, only narrowly avoiding the drop out of League Two. The club then began to improve, achieving two consecutive playoff spots. The 2016/2017 season was Plymouth Argyle’s six consecutive season in League Two.
A sign of how unpredictable League Two can be, Plymouth defied the odds and earned a place in the third tier after a fantastic 2nd place finish. The club have remained in League One since the 2017/2018 season.
The first Plymouth Argyle crest featured the coat of arms of Plymouth. The club then adopted an image of the Mayflower as the next Plymouth Argyle football badge, and this is still used to this day.
In 1982, the Plymouth Argyle football crest featured the image of the Mayflower within a shield shape, with the initials of the club printed in a banner underneath.
From 2009 to 2011, the Plymouth Argyle crest was set inside a circle, with the full club name printed around the circumference of this shape. The club then reverted back to the 1982 badge for the 2011/2012 season, with an extra banner above celebrating Plymouth Argyle’s 125th anniversary.
Since 2012, the Plymouth Argyle badge is coloured green, featuring the image of the Mayflower set in a shield shape with the club’s initials PAFC printed in a banner underneath.
Plymouth Argyle are known as the ‘Green and White Army’, and the Plymouth Argyle kit colours have always featured green, though worn in a variety of styles.
In the early years of the Plymouth Argyle kit history, the Plymouth Argyle players wore half green half black shirts, worn with black shorts and black socks. The colour white was first introduced as a Plymouth Argyle colour in 1903. The 1903/1904 season was the first in which the Plymouth Argyle colours were green shirts worn with white shorts and green socks.
This kit lasted until 1949, though on occasion worn with black socks with a green trim or black and green hooped socks. In 1949, the club kit changed slightly. Green shirts with white sleeves were worn, along with white shorts and green socks with a white trim. This Plymouth Argyle kit was worn until 1955.
In 1955, the Plymouth Argyle players wore all green shirts, with white shorts and black socks. This kit lasted until 1964, although worn with green and then white socks on occasion.
Between 1964 and 1966, the Plymouth Argyle kit was mainly all white, with the shirt featuring a green horizontal stripe and the shorts and socks a green trim. Following two years of wearing green shirts, green shorts and black socks, the club returned to this white strip until 1971.
Green shirts with white sleeves, white shorts and green socks returned in 1971, replaced with a green and black striped shirt worn with black shorts and black socks in 1973. The club then changed to green and white striped shirts in 1974.
The mid 70’s saw the reintroduction of the all white Plymouth Argyle strip, replaced by green in 1978.
For the 1982/1983 season, the Plymouth Argyle players wore an all white strip featuring thin green stripes, replaced with a green shirt, black shorts and white socks kit worn until 1987.
Since that time, Plymouth have continued to vary the styles of the Plymouth Argyle home kits. Vertical, horizontal and diagonal stripes have all been worn, along with plain green shirts, though since 2001 the Plymouth Argyle players have worn a darker shade of green.
For the 2018/2019 season, the Plymouth Argyle colours featured a green and black stripes, white shorts and white socks.
The Plymouth Argyle stadium is Home Park. Home Park was rebuilt in the 1940’s after the ground was destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. The Plymouth Argyle stadium capacity of 17,578 makes Home Park one of the largest in League One, and in the top 50 largest football stadia in England.
The Plymouth Argyle stadium layout features four main all seater stands. These are the Mayflower Stand, which until 2007 was a terraced stand; the Devonport End; the Lyndhurst Stand and the Barn Park End, usually the away fans section.
The club have played their games at Home Park since 1901. The Plymouth Argyle stadium was renovated in 2001 and has since been the subject of further reconstruction work.
The majority of Plymouth Argyle supporters come from Plymouth and other parts of the county of Devon. There are a variety of Plymouth Argyle supporters clubs up and down the country, including the Plymouth Argyle Supporters Trust, the Argyle Fans Trust.
Plymouth Argyle supporters enjoy rivalries with a variety of different clubs. Exeter City and Torquay United are Devon rivals, and the club’s supporters also have rivalries with both Bristol sides, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.
Plymouth Argyle supporters also have a rivalry with those of Portsmouth (the meeting between the two clubs is known as the Dockyard Derby). Other rivals include Wycombe Wanderers, Burnley, Luton Town and Leicester City.
The Plymouth Argyle owner is James Brent. Brent also holds the position of Plymouth Argyle chairman.
James Brent and his group the Akkeron Group bought the club after Plymouth Argyle had gone into administration in 2011.
The Plymouth Argyle board members include the Chief Executive Martyn Starnes and six directors David Felwick, Peter Jones, Richard Holliday, Tony Wrathall, Simon Hallett and John Morgan.
The list of Plymouth Argyle stats begin with the club’s all time leading appearance maker. This honour belongs to Kevin Hodges, who made 620 appearances for the club between 1978 and 1992.
No other player has made more than 600 appearances for Plymouth Argyle. Second place in Plymouth Argyle’s all time appearance list is shared between Sammy Black, who made 491 appearances from 1924 to 1938 and Paul Wotton, who played in 491 Plymouth Argyle matches over two spells at the club, firstly from 1995 to 2008 and then 2012 to 2015.
The club’s all time record goalscorer is Sammy Black. Black scored 184 goals during his time at Plymouth Argyle. Five other players have over 100 Plymouth Argyle goals to their name. These are Wilf Carter, with 148 goals from 1957 to 1964; Tommy Tynan, who scored 145 goals across two spells at the club - firstly from 1983 to 1985 and then 1986 to 1990; Jack Leslie, who scored 145 goals between 1921 and 1934; Maurice Tadman, who netted 112 Plymouth Argyle goals from 1947 to 1955; and Jack Vidler, who scored 103 goals for the club between 1929 and 1939.
The club’s record victory is 8-1, a scoreline achieved twice in Plymouth Argyle history. Firstly, Plymouth Argyle beat Millwall by this scoreliine in the Second Division in 1932, and secondly, Plymouth Argyle beat Hartlepool United 8-1 in Division Two in 1994.
Plymouth Argyle’s record defeat is 9-0. Stoke City beat the club by this scoreline in the Second Division in 1960.
Plymouth Argyle’s all time record home attendance is 43,596. This number of spectators watched the club take on Aston Villa in the Second Division in 1936.
The current list of Plymouth Argyle players consists of 25 members of the first team squad, supported by the Plymouth Argyle Reserves and Development Squad.
Notable ex Plymouth Argyle players include those named in the all time best Plymouth Argyle XI, voted for by Plymouth Argyle supporters. The players chosen were Jim Furnell, Gordon Nisbet, Jack Chisholm, Graham Coughlan, Colin Sullivan, Ernie Machin, Kevin Hodges, Johnny Williams, Tommy Tynan, Paul Mariner and Sammy Black, with Garry Nelson named as sub.
Two Plymouth Argyle players have appeared for their country at FIFA World Cup tournaments. The first was George Baker, who appeared for Wales in the 1958 World Cup, followed by Rory Fallon, who represented New Zealand at the 2010 World Cup.
The current Plymouth Argyle manager is Derek Adams. Adams took over at the club in 2015, in the process becoming the club’s 37th man in charge in Plymouth Argyle manager history.
The club’s longest serving manager by some distance is Bob Jack. Jack managed the club for 1,036 matches from 1910 to 1938.
Derek Adams currently has the highest win percentage of any Plymouth Argyle manager. Winning 18 of his 30 matches in charge so far, Adams has a current win percentage of 60.0. From men who have previously held the Plymouth Argyle manager job, the manager with the highest win percentage is the club’s first ever manager, Frank Brettell. Brettell managed Plymouth Argyle for 115 matches, winning 57 of them giving him a win percentage of 49.57.
The Plymouth Argyle honours list consists of two third tier titles (1958/1959, 2003/2004); one fourth tier title (2001/2002); two Third Division South titles (1929/1930, 1951/1952); one fourth tier playoff win (1995/1996); and one Southern Football League title (1912/1913).
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