Greatest Winger No.4

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 wing wizards.

Greatest Pilgrim Wingers
Ranked No.4
Kevin Hodges

The all-time record appearance holder at Argyle, the legend that is Kevin Hodges turned out on an incredible 620 occasions for the Pilgrims, a record that will surely never be broken.

Despite being a name synonymous with Argyle, Hodges actually started his career as a junior at Bournemouth before signing professional forms at Home Park in 1978, making his debut against Bury.

Over the next season, Hodgey became a first-team regular and remained that way for the next 13 years. He could play at right-back as well as right-midfield and blessed with superb energy, commitment and discipline.

Added to that, Hodgey also had the ball skills, speed and delivery of a perfect winger, who chipped in with an impressive 87 goals during his time at Home Park. Hodgey was a major figure in the great side built by Dave Smith and a stalwart of the 1980s.

Such was his impact, Hodgey was given two testimonials by the club before finally leaving to end his career at Torquay United. He later worked as manager for the Gulls and returned to Argyle as manager in 1998. Hodgey is now Academy Director at Home Park and has been responsible for developing generations of Argyle talent over the past decade.

Kevin Hodges: a truly great Pilgrim.

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Greatest Winger Results So Far
4. Kevin Hodges
5. Paul Dalton
6. Jack Leslie
7. Martin Phillips  
8. Garry Nelson
9. Gordon Astall
10. Martin Barlow
11. Ruben Lameiras
12. Barrie Jones
13. Hugh McAuley
14. Scott Sinclair
15. Alex Govan
16. Craig Noone 
17. David Phillips
18. Nicky Jennings
19. Peter Anderson
20. Brian Johnson
21. Billy Strauss    
22. Neil Dougall  
23. Yannick Bolasie
24. Mike Trebilcock
25. Jake Jervis