PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

("The Pilgrims")

Year formed1886
Turned professional1903
Limited company1903
Previous names

1886 - 1903: Argyle Athletic Club

1903 to date: Plymouth Argyle

Ground

Home Park, Plymouth, Devon PL2 3DQ

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements112 x 73 yards (102 x 67 metres) 
Ground capacity16,388
Record attendance at present ground

43,596 v Aston Villa, Division Two, 10th October 1936 (drew

2-2)

League career

Southern League: 1903 - 1920

Western League: 1903 - 1909

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1930

Division Two: 1930 - 1950

Division Three (South): 1950 - 1952

Division Two: 1952 - 1956

Division Three (South): 1956 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1959

Division Two: 1959 - 1968

Division Three: 1968 - 1975

Division Two: 1975 - 1977

Division Three: 1977 - 1986

Division Two: 1986 - 1992

Division Two: 1992 - 1995

Division Three: 1995 - 1996

Division Two: 1996 - 1998

Division Three: 1998 - 2002

Division Two: 2002 - 2004

Championship: 2004 - 2010

League One: 2010 - 2011

League Two: 2011 - 2017

League One: 2017 - .

First Football League game28th August 1920 v Norwich City, Division Three, drew 1-1
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Three/Two champions: 1958-59, 2003-04

Division Three runners-up: 1974-75, 1985-86

Division Three (South) champions: 1929-30, 1951-52

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27

Division Three champions: 2001-02

League Two runners-up: 2016-17

Western League champions: 1904-05

Western League Division 1B runners-up: 1906-07

Southern League champions: 1912-13

Southern League runners-up: 1907-08, 1911-12

Second World War Division South West champions: 1939-40

Domestic - CupNone
Best League position4th, Division Two, 1931-32, 1952-53
Lowest League position13th, Division Three, 1998-99
Furthest in FA CupSemi-final, 1983-84
Furthest in League CupSemi-final, 1964-65, 1973-74
  
Most League points 
2 for a win68, Division Three (South), 1929-30
3 for a win102, Division Three, 2001-02
Fewest League points 
2 for a win27, Division Two, 1967-68
3 for a win41, Championship, 2009-10
Most League goals scored107, Division Three (South), 1925-26 and 1951-52
Most League goals conceded96, Division Two, 1946-47
Fewest League goals scored35, Division Three, 1920-21
Fewest League goals conceded24, Division Three (South), 1921-22
Most wins in a League season

31, Division Three, 2001-02

Fewest wins in a League season

8, Division Two, 1949-50, 1963-64, 1976-77

Most draws in a League season

21, Division Three, 1920-21

Fewest draws in a League season5, Division Two, 1946-47
Most losses in a League season

27, Championship, 2009-10

Fewest losses in a League season

4, Division Three (South), 1929-30

Record League win

8-1 v Millwall, Division Two, 16th January 1932

8-1 v Hartlepool United, Divisioin Two, 7th May 1994

Record Cup win6-0 v Corby Town, FA Cup 3rd round, 22nd January 1966
Record defeat

0-9 v Stoke City, Division Two, 17th December 1960

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season32, Jack Cock, Division Three (South), 1926-27
in total180, Sammy Black, 1924-38
  
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Wilf Carter v Charlton Athletic, Division Two, 27th December 1960

Most League appearances530, Kevin Hodges, 1978-92
Most capped player20, Moses Russell for Wales
Youngest League playerLee Phillips, 16 years 43 days v Gillingham, 29th October 1996
Highest transfer fee received£3,000,000 for Peter Halmosi from Hull City, July 2008
Highest transfer fee paid

£500,000 for Steve MacLean from Cardiff City, January 2008

£500,000 for Simon Walton from Queen's Park Rangers, August 2008