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Greatest Midfielder: No.4

The Legendary Steve McCall

13 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.4
Steve McCall

What a player, Steve McCall was just born to be a footballer and made the game look so painfully easy that it was a joy to watch.

He developed as a youngster in the famed Ipswich Town team under Bobby Robson, helping the Suffolk club win the UEFA Cup in 1981. McCall made over 250 appearances for Ipswich and won England recognition at Under-21 level.

A move to Sheffield Wednesday came in 1987 but the next few years were blighted by injury. McCall signed for Argyle in 1992 and soon became the midfield linchpin. His passing was imperious, as McCall strolled around Home Park with the class of a player who could control games on his own.

He briefly switched to Torquay in 1996 but soon returned to Home Park as player-coach under the management of Kevin Hodges, and continued to be a wonderfully gifted midfielder. The great Steve McCall is number four in your list of greatest midfielders.

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Greatest Centre-Midfield Results So Far
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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