Date of birth
Previous clubs: Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, Bristol City (l), Exeter City (l), Weymouth (l), Argyle.
GARY initially came through the youth ranks at Home Park, but was forced to wait for his first-team opportunity as the Pilgrims were enjoying one of their most impressive eras on the pitch.
Sawyer, born in London but raised in North Devon, enjoyed successful spells on-loan with Weymouth and Exeter City. The latter including an exceptional performance at Old Trafford in the heart of defence, as the Grecians held Premier League giants Manchester United to a goalless draw in the FA Cup.
Eventually, Gary rose to a regular starter for the Pilgrims in the Championship, making 96 appearances at either left-back or centre-back, before heading to Bristol City on loan in 2010.
As his Argyle contract expired, Sawyer ended up moving to Bristol permanently -except it was Rovers, not City, that he signed for. A spell with Leyton Orient followed.
After five years away from the Theatre of Greens, ‘Gaz’ became Derek Adams’ first signing at Home Park in 2015, and, upon the departure of Luke McCormick, he was made club captain.