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Did you know these 2 Plymouth Argyle facts?



Plymouth Argyle’s push for promotion back to League One at the first time of asking has been put on hold for now, as football takes a backseat in England until April 30 at the earliest.

Prior to the recent suspension, the Pilgrims were sitting in third and final automatic promotion place in the League Two table behind Crewe and Swindon Town, with 68 points from their 37 league games.

Ryan Lowe will need to sit tight for now and hope his Argyle side can hit the ground running when the campaign eventually resumes.

In the mean time, we have taken a look at TWO Plymouth Argyle facts that you might find interesting…

Debate remains about ‘Argyle’ origins

Much debate remains about the origins of the word ‘Argyle’, although that was the original name of the football club when they first founded in 1886.

One theory is that the name is given by the local geography of the Plymouth area, as there was a nearby public house called ‘The Argyle Tavern‘, where the founder members may have met.

Another is that the club was named after the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a nearby regiment of the army who had a decent footballing side at the time.

QUIZ: Can you get full marks on this true or false Argyle quiz?

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The club were founded in 1887. True or false?

Pelé once played a match at Home Park

In a fact that may surprise you completely, football legend Pelé once played a match at Plymouth Argyle’s ground, Home Park, when Santos came to Devon for a friendly in March 1973.

In front of a crowd reported to be 37,639 people strong, Plymouth shocked the Brazilian side with a 3-2 win, despite Pelé scoring a penalty for his side during the game.

Despite the game only being a friendly between the sides, it was seen as a momentous occasion for the thousands of Pilgrims fans in attendance, and it will remain long in the memory.

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