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About Plymouth Argyle FC

Plymouth Argyle are an English professional football club, based in Plymouth, Devon that play in Football League Two.

Since turning professional in 1903, the club has won five Football League titles (one Division Two and two Division Three), five Southern League titles and one Western League title. The 2009–10 season was the club’s 42nd in the second tier of English football. The team set the record for most championships won in the third tier, having finished first in the Third Division South twice, the Third Division once and the Second Division once.

The club takes its nickname, “The Pilgrims”, from an English religious group that left Plymouth for the New World in 1620. The club crest features the Mayflower, the ship that carried the pilgrims to Massachusetts. The city of Plymouth is the largest in England never to have hosted top-flight football. They are the most southern and western League club in England.

In the 2015/16 season, Argyle finished 5th, securing a play-off game against Portsmouth. Argyle just missed out on promotion, losing the play-off final at Wembley. Plymouth will compete in League Two for the 2016/17 season.

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Facts

Founded:
1886 (as Argyle Football Club)
Nickname:
The Pilgrims
Ground:
Home Park Stadium (Capacity: 16,388)
Manager:
Derek Adams
League:
League 2
Top Goal Scorer:
Sammy Black - 182 Goals
Home Kit:
Green and White striped shirt, White shorts, and White socks
Mascot:
Pilgrim Pete

Honours

Football League Second Division Champions
2003–04
Football League Third Division Champions
1958–59, 2001–02
Football League Third Division Runners-up
1974–75, 1985–86
Football League Two Runners-up
2016–17
Football League Third Division South Champions
1929–30, 1951–52
Football League Third Division South Runners-up
1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27
Football League Third Division Play-off Winners
1995–96
Southern Football League Champions
1912–13
Southern Football League Runners-up
1907–08, 1911–12
Western Football League Champions
1904–05
Western Football League B Runners-up
1906–07
South West Regional League Champions
1939–40