Greatest Midfielder: No.5

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.5
Steve Castle

A star of the early 1990s at Home Park, Steve Castle was a swashbuckling powerful midfielder, a natural leader and scored so many important goals from the engine room.

Castle was a junior at Tottenham but made his first-team mark with Leyton Orient, settling into their midfield with his ultra-competitive approach. Castle was a hero in East London and was voted Orient’s greatest ever captain after eight glorious years at the club.

He joined the Peter Shilton revolution at Home Park and, after recovering from injury, made a massive impact on the club. Castle was everywhere in a game, winning tackles, threading passes and scoring goals.

The Green Army loved their midfield general and Castle was outstanding over the course of 120 games for the Pilgrims before finally moving to Birmingham City in 1995. He moved on to Peterborough and then finished his Football League career back at Orient.

Castle moved into non-league management after his playing days were over and he starts the top five of your greatest Pilgrims.

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Greatest Centre-Midfield Results So Far
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