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GETTING TO KNOW: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth return to the Championship....

19 June 2023

Club News

GETTING TO KNOW: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth return to the Championship....

19 June 2023

After winning the League One title, we take a look at Plymouth Argyle ahead of their return to the division.

Stadium: Home Park
Capacity: 17,900
Year Formed: 1886
Nickname: The Pilgrims
Most Appearances: Kevin Hodges - 620
Most Goals: Sammy Black - 184
Record League Win: 8-1 v Millwall – January 1932
Record League Defeat: 0-9 v Stoke City – December 1960


Last Five Years

2022/23: 1st in League One – 101 points 
2021/22: 7th in League One – 80 points
2020/21: 18th in League One – 53 points
2019/20: 3rd in League Two – 68 points
2018/19: 21st in League One – 50 points


Manager – Steven Schumacher

A playing career which spanned over 16 years, Schumacher took his first role in management with Plymouth Argyle back in 2021.

The Liverpool-born midfielder started his career at Everton, but after loan spells at Carlisle United and Oldham Athletic, Schumacher made the permanent move to Bradford City.

130 appearances later, Steven would have spells at Crewe Alexandra, Bury, Fleetwood Town and Stevenage, before ending his career back in Merseyside at Southport.


It would be at Southport where his first managerial experience presented itself to him, as he became caretaker manager for a short period of time.

However, Schumacher joined the Pilgrims as assistant manager in 2019, eventually moving into first-team management two years later, enjoying a stellar two years, leading Plymouth to 7th in his first season and then the League One title last season, amassing 101 points. 



Notable names to have connections between the two clubs through playing are David Phillips, Ernie Machin, Ruben Lameiras, Reda Johnson, Lilian Nalis and Micky Quinn.


Coventry v Plymouth Argyle Head-to-Head:

Games won: 23
Games drawn: 11
Games lost: 28


Last Time We Met – Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Coventry City – League One – January 2019

The Sky Blues took the lead after 55 minutes, when a stunning free-kick from Conor Chaplin broke the deadlock.

However, former City midfielder Ruben Lameiras would strike twice ten minutes later, to take the game away from City and wrap up the points for the Pilgrims.

Sky Blues Xl: Lee Burge (GK), Jack Grimmer, Tom Davies, Dom Hyam, Brandon Mason (Sam McCallum ‘90+2), Liam Kelly (C), Tom Bayliss (Zain Westbrooke ’88), Luke Thomas, Bright Enobakhare, Jordy Hiwula (Jonson Clarke-Harris ’62), Conor Chaplin

Unused Subs: Corey Addai (GK), Michael Doyle, Jordan Shiple

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