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No.4: Gary Sawyer

Your Greatest Pilgrim Full-Backs

22 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, we move on to the full-backs.

Greatest Pilgrim Full-Backs
Ranked No. 4
Gary Sawyer

Number four in your list of greatest Pilgrim is the current captain of our club and a stalwart of Home Park over two spells.

Gary Sawyer is a fantastic success story of the Argyle Academy system, graduating as a professional in 2003. He spent two seasons on loan at Exeter City, playing for the Grecians in their famous FA Cup ties with Manchester United.

He made his Argyle debut in 2006 and won Young Player of the Season in his first full campaign, maturing into a quality defender in the Championship. Although predominantly a left-back, he also performed admirably in the centre of defence when required.

Sawyer moved to Bristol Rovers in 2010 and then Leyton Orient two years later. He returned to Home Park as the first signing of new manager Derek Adams in 2015 and has been a mainstay ever since.

A tremendous level-headed individual, cool in defence and blessed with a delightful left foot, Sawyer has been a class act over a career that has lasted 17 years and counting. He signed a new contract in the summer and this great Pilgrim will again be a hugely influential player as we enter the new season.

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Greatest Full-Back Results So Far
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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