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Greatest Midfielder: No.2

Lilian Nalis

16 July 2019

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THE Greatest Pilgrims, voted for by the Green Army, lists the top 25 Argyle legends in all positions and it is next the turn of the centre-midfielders.

Greatest Pilgrim Centre-Midfielders
Ranked No.2
Lilian Nalis

Lilian Nalis spent two seasons at Home Park from 2006 and displayed the ideal midfield attributes of grace, leadership and competitiveness.

The Frenchman spent the first decade of his career in his homeland and a brief stint in Italy before moving to join Leicester City in 2003. He helped the Foxes win promotion to the Premier League and famously scored one of the great goals of the era, an extraordinary volley against Leeds United.

After a brief spell with Sheffield United, Nalis moved to Argyle and immediately settled with his effervescent personality off the pitch, as well as the experience to master the midfield. His impact was instant and Lil was named Player of the Season in 2007.

He was the midfield platform in one of the great Pilgrim teams under Ian Holloway but time was catching up, and Nalis left Argyle at the age of 36. This great Pilgrim then moved into coaching back in France.

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Greatest Centre-Midfield Results So Far
2. Lilian Nalis
3. Akos Buzsaky
4. Steve McCall
5. Steve Castle
6. Johnny Williams
7. Kevin Summerfield
8. Ronnie Mauge
9. John Matthews
10. Chris Billy
11. Norman Piper
12. Steve Adams
13. Andy Thomas 
14. Carl Fletcher 
15. Ernie Machin   
16. Dan Gosling
17. David Fox  
18. John Delve   
19. Gary Megson
20. Chris Hargreaves
21. Conor Hourihane
22. Russell Coughlin
23. Chris Leadbitter
24. Andy Rogers
25. David Burnside


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