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No.2: Paul Wotton

Your Greatest Centre-Backs

30 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 after completing the goalkeepers and full-backs, we move on to the centre-backs.

Greatest Pilgrim Centre-Backs
Ranked No.2
Paul Wotton

At number two in your list of greatest Pilgrim centre-backs is an Argyle icon and a player who could have easily finished just as high in the centre-midfield vote.

Paul Wotton is a homegrown hero, who progressed through the youth system to eventually captain our club to two league titles. He made his debut at the age of 17 in 1995 and was very soon a first-team regular.

Wottsy became captain in 2001-02 and helped the club win the Third Division title. He was an inspirational leader, always driving his team-mates forward, a great reader of the game and famed for having a ferocious shot.

He remained skipper as Argyle won Division Two and became an established Championship club, but a serious knee injury then ruled Wottsy out for over a year. He left Home Park in 2008 and signed for Southampton, staying there for three years before a season at Yeovil.

In 2012, Wottsy returned to Home Park and continued to be a hugely influential figure for a new generation of Pilgrims. He played his last game in May 2014 and finished just short of 500 appearances for Argyle, making him second in the all-time appearance list.

Wottsy moved into coaching and was assistant manager at Home Park up until the end of the 2018-19 season. Paul Wotton: a great Pilgrim.

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Greatest Centre-Back Results So Far
2. Paul Wotton
3. Krisztian Timar
4. Sonny Bradley
5. Jack Chisholm
6. Mick Heathcote
7. Marcel Seip
8. Curtis Nelson   
9. Nicky Marker
10. Gerry McElhinney
11. Mark Smith
12. Mike Green   
13. John Newman
14. Hasney Aljofree
15. Chris Harrison
16. John Williams
17. Bobby Saxton
18. Mathias Doumbe
19. Andy Morrison
20. Kari Arnason
21.Peter Hartley
22. Adam Barrett
23. Darren Purse
24. Forbes Phillipson-Masters
25. Neil Hague

Greatest Full-Back Results
1. Paul Connolly
2. Gordon Nisbet
3. Tony Capaldi
4. Gary Sawyer
5. Mark Patterson
6. David Worrell
7. Paul Williams
8. Gary Poole
9. Colin Sullivan
10. Peter Gilbert
11. Moses Russell
12. Onismor Bhasera
13. Leigh Cooper
14. John Hore
15. Marc Edworthy
16. Lee Hodges
17. Brian McGlinchey
18. Dave Provan
19. Phil Burrows
20. Jon Beswetherick
21. John Uzzell
22. Tony Book
23. Septimus Atterbury
24. Pat Jones
25. Wayne O’Sullivan

Greatest Goalkeeper Results
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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