Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE is a former football goalkeeper who holds the record for playing more games for England than any other player. His international career earned him 125 caps, making him England's most capped player. In a 30-year career, which included eleven different clubs, three World Cups, two European Cup finals and more than 1,000 competitive matches, Shilton emerged as one of the English game's genuine legends.
Luke Martin McCormick is a former English football goalkeeper. He played for Plymouth Argyle between 2003 and 2008, but his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in July 2008 after he caused a car crash which killed two children. On 6 October 2008, he was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison, for two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.
John Hope "Jack" Peddie, also called Jock Peddie, (3 March 1876 – 20 October 1928) was a Scottish football player who played for various clubs in both England and Scotland, including Newcastle United, Manchester United, Plymouth Argyle and Hearts. As a Plymouth Argyle player he is most famous for scoring their first ever goals in the Western and Southern Leagues.
John Francis Leslie (17 August 1901–1988) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for Plymouth Argyle of the Football League in the twentieth century. He was set to become the first black player to represent the English national team in the 1920s before he was denied that opportunity because the selectors at the Football Association didn't realise he was "a man of colour".
William 'Billy' Rafferty (born 30 December 1950 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish footballer who played as a forward. Most notable for a two-year spell spearheading the attack for Plymouth Argyle alongside Paul Mariner in the 1970s. Rafferty began his league career with Coventry City after joining them from Port Glasgow but found opportunities few and far between. A move to Blackpool in 1972 saw him play and score more regularly before joining Plymouth Argyle a year later.
Robert "Bob" Jack (4 April 1876 – 6 May 1943) was a Scottish footballer and manager. An Outside-left by trade, Jack played in Scotland for Alloa Athletic, and in England for Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, Glossop, Plymouth Argyle and Southend United in a career spanning almost twenty-years. He managed Southend United for four years before enjoying a twenty-eight year spell with Plymouth Argyle, leading them into the Football League in 1920.
Johnny Hore is a former football player and manager. Hore appeared for Plymouth Argyle in midfield or as full back on 440 occasions. It was his task to mark Pelé when Santos lost to Argyle 3-2 at Home Park in March 1973. He finished his playing career at Exeter City. He was appointed manager of Argyle on 1 October 1983. However, his managerial career was short-lived, owing to his lack of success in the league, he was dismissed on 19 November 1984.
John Charles Gregory (born 11 May 1954 in Scunthorpe) is an English former footballer and currently the manager of Israeli club, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth. He has previously managed Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Wycombe Wanderers, Aston Villa, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers. As a player, he was a versatile midfielder who started his career at Northampton Town and later played for Brighton & Hove Albion, QPR, Derby and Aston Villa. He won six caps for England.
Bruce David Grobbelaar (born 6 October 1957 in Durban, South Africa) is a former Rhodesian/Zimbabwean-South African-British football goalkeeper. He played for a number of clubs, most notably Liverpool F.C. during their dominant period in the 1980s.
Darren Andrew Campbell MBE is a former English sprint athlete. He competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres, as well as the 4 × 100 metres relay. Campbell is the European record holder in the relay event with 37.73 seconds. Campbell was a promising junior athlete and won a number of medals at the World and European Junior Championships. He spent two years away from athletics, playing professional football but returned in 1995, attending his first Olympics shortly afterwards.
Michael James "Mickey" Evans is an English-born Irish former footballer. He spent the majority of his career at home-town club Plymouth Argyle, with notable success, including two Football League title's. He also played for Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol Rovers and Torquay United before retiring from the game in 2006 to pursue a career in construction. Despite being born and bred in Plymouth, he has one cap for the Republic of Ireland. He attended St Boniface's Catholic College.
Taribo West (born 26 March 1974) is a former Nigerian professional footballer. West was a member of the Nigerian national team in two World Cups. He is also known for the various unusual and colourful hairstyles that he has sported over the years. He is also a preacher.
Gary John Megson (born 2 May 1959 in Manchester) is an English former football player and the former manager of Bolton Wanderers Football Club. He has previously managed Norwich City, Blackpool, Stockport County, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City. His biggest successes so far came at West Bromwich Albion, where he won promotion to the Premier League in 2002 and again in 2004.
Vincent de Paul Péricard (born 3 October 1982 in Efok, Cameroon) is a French professional football player, who currently plays for Swindon Town, after signing an 18 month deal on 14 January 2010. He has also played for the France U21 team.
Anthony James Pulis (born 21 July 1984) is a footballer who plays for Southampton. He joined Southampton after moving from Stoke City where his father Tony is manager. He has made numerous appearances for the Wales under-21 team, but is yet to represent his country at senior level.
Graham Christopher Stack is a football goalkeeper who plays for Scottish Premier League club Hibernian. He started his career with Arsenal, but only played in the League Cup for their first team. Stack represented the Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team during his time with Arsenal.
Robert Betts, (born 21 December 1981 in Doncaster) is a semi-professional footballer. He made his debut for Doncaster Rovers when he was just 16, during the 1997/98 season, when a Doncaster side made up mostly of players from the youth team and non-league football were relegated from The Football League. He made 3 appearances that season, and impressed enough to earn a move to Premiership side Coventry City.
Adam Nicholas Barrett born (29 November 1979) is a professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Southend United. He went to Belfairs High School, Leigh-on-Sea, as his secondary school. He has previously played for Bristol Rovers, Mansfield and Plymouth. Barrett joined Southend, the club he supported as a child, on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2004–05 season and quickly established himself as a firm fan's favourite.
Harold Thomas Brown (born Kingsbury, Middlesex 9 April 1924, died 1982) was a footballer with QPR. He signed in 1942 and played during the war. He later joined Notts County (1946-1949) and Derby County (1949-1951) before rejoining Rangers in 1951. He made his QPR debut in a 2-0 win against West Ham United in August 1951. He was a goalkeeper and went on to play 189 league games for Rangers. Harry transferred to Plymouth Argyle in 1956 and later had a spell with Exeter City.
Jon Sheffield (b. 1 February 1969 in Coventry) is a former professional footballer. He was a goalkeeper. Sheffield came through the youth system at Norwich City, but made just one appearance for their first team when he deputised for the suspended Bryan Gunn in a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa at Carrow Road on 15 April 1989. While with Norwich, he had loan spells with Aldershot, Ipswich Town and Cambridge United before joining Cambridge on a permanent basis.
Mark Saunders (born Reading, 23 July 1971) is an English professional footballer, who plays for Southern League Premier Division team Tiverton Town. He previously played for Plymouth Argyle and Gillingham and made nearly 250 Football League appearances in an 11-year career. Saunders returned to Tiverton from Maidstone United in the summer of 2008.