Greatest Winger 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 wing wizards.

Greatest Pilgrim Wingers
Ranked No.5
Paul Dalton

A genuine class act, Paul Dalton was a Rolls Royce footballer, who made the game look blissfully easy and treated the Green Army to many memorable performances.

Dalton played in the famed Manchester United youth-team of the era but moved to Hartlepool in 1989 without making a first-team appearance for the Red Devils. After three years with the Pools, he was signed at Home Park for an impressive fee of £275,000.

A broken leg stopped his progress before making an Argyle debut but, when it came in October 1992, the cultured winger settled into three happy years as a Pilgrim. Dalton scored some magnificent goals during his time in Green and his dazzling dribbling skills made him a Home Park hero.

Few Pilgrims can match Dalton when it comes to pure talent and a sad day when this gifted footballer left Home Park for Huddersfield in 1995. He finished his distinguished career with a brief spell at Gateshead in 2000.

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Greatest Winger Results So Far
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