No.3 Tony Capaldi

THE Greatest Pilgrims, voted for by the Green Army, lists the top 25 Argyle legends in all positions and after completing the goalkeepers, we move on to the full-backs.

Greatest Pilgrim Full-Backs
Ranked No. 3
Tony Capaldi

At number three in your list is the holder of the most international caps awarded to an Argyle player whilst at the club.

Tony Capaldi beat a Moses Russell record stretching back 78 years when he recorded cap number 21 for Northern Ireland and it was fully deserved for a silky full-back, who was one of the stars of our Championship years in the early 2000s.

Capaldi came through the ranks at Birmingham but a lack of opportunities at St Andrews prompted a brief loan move to Hereford, and then the permanent switch to Home Park in 2003. He soon made the step up to first-team level and looked immediately comfortable in the second tier.

Capable of playing at left-back or left-midfield, Capaldi had a delightful left foot and made the game look painfully easy. He was slick with his passing, solid in defence and produced the occasional wonder-strike with his wand.

He also had a dangerous long throw but could at times frustrate the Green Army with his seemingly laidback approach. However, nobody could deny the pure talent he possessed and a great shame when Capaldi left for Cardiff in 2007.

He went on to play in the FA Cup Final for the Bluebirds and later featured for Morecambe and Oxford before drifting into the non-league scene.

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Greatest Full-Back Results So Far
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