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No.1 Romain Larrieu

The Greatest Pilgrim Goalkeepers

17 June 2019

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THE Greatest Pilgrims, voted for by the Green Army, lists the top 25 Argyle legends in all positions and we start with the goalkeepers.

Greatest Pilgrim Goalkeepers
Romain Larrieu
Ranked No. 1

After receiving hundreds of votes from the Green Army and accumulating well over a thousand points in our scoring system, Romain Larrieu has won your nomination as the greatest ever Argyle goalkeeper.

‘Le Keeper’ came to Home Park on a trial in 2000 after spending his early career with Montpellier in his native France. Ro quickly did enough to impress manager Paul Sturrock and became a key figure in the legendary team that won two promotions to reach the Championship.

Over 12 years as a Pilgrim, Ro made 318 appearances and it would have been more had he not suffered a couple of nasty injuries and competition from the fabulous emerging talent of youngster Luke McCormick.

A delightful man off the pitch, Ro fell in love with all things Plymouth and all things Argyle. Between the sticks, he was commanding in the air and a superb shot-stopper, who became one of the most respected custodians in the second tier of English football.

Even when age and injuries began to creep up, 'Le Keeper' remained a hugely respected figure at Home Park and even worked as a coach under manager Carl Fletcher before finally leaving the club in 2013.

However, he is still a massive supporter of Argyle and happily settled in the area with his family. A true gent and brilliant goalkeeper. Romain Larrieu is your number one choice as the Greatest Pilgrim Goalkeeper.

Greatest Goalkeeper Results So Far
1. Romain Larrieu
2. Luke McCormick
3. Jim Furnell
4. Alan Nicholls
5. Geoff Crudgington
6. Bill Shortt
7. Alan Miller
8. Steve Cherry
9. Peter Shilton
10. Rhys Wilmot
11. Dave MacLaren
12. Fred Craig
13. Pat Dunne
14. Remi Matthews
15. Milija Aleksic
16. Jon Sheffield
17. Paul Barron
18. Martin Hodge
19. Bruce Grobbelaar
20. Geoff Barnsley
21. Harry Cann
22. John Willie Sutcliffe
23. David Stockdale
24. Bill Harper
25. Neil Ramsbottom

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