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About Plymouth Argyle

Formed as Argyle FC in 1886, the club played in various local leagues, before being renamed Plymouth Argyle and turning professional in 1903.

The club was then elected into the English Football League in 1920 and in the subsequent 103 years has played in the second, third and fourth tiers of English football. The Pilgrims have enjoyed much success in these times, reaching the semi-finals of the English League Cup twice and the semi-finals of the FA Cup once.

The club was rescued from administration in late 2011 and from that day onwards has steadily built towards its stated objective of becoming a sustainable Championship club. Highlights throughout the Club's proud history include being crowned champions of the Third Division/League One multiple times and the Fourth Division/League Two once.

There are many theories as to the origin of the club's name, Argyle. A popular belief is that it comes from a local street called 'Argyle Terrace' where the club's founding members used to meet in 'The Argyle Hotel'.

The club is nicknamed the Pilgrims in homage to the first people that left Plymouth for America. The ship on which they travelled was called The Mayflower, and this is featured on the club crest.

Plymouth Argyle's have played in green and white throughout their history. They have a strong rivalry with fellow Devon side, Exeter City FC, who also play in Sky Bet League One.

No place like home

Home Park (or the Theatre of Greens) has been Plymouth Argyle's stadium since 1901. It has undergone many renovations over the years - most recently in 2019 with the refurbishment of the Mayflower Grandstand. The stadium has a capacity of approximately 17,000 and is regularly sold out to home fans, better known as the Green Army.

Home Park is more than just a football stadium. It also hosts many events, parties, concerts and other activities which benefit the local community.

The Green Army

Plymouth Argyle's loyal following, The Green Army, have backed the club through good times and bad, putting in many hours on the roads for the Club's long away journeys.

The Green Army know how to create an electric atmosphere at Home Park. We appreciate the fans as a driving force behind the club. Through our partnership, we hope to give back to The Green Army with various competitions and giveaways.

Driving forward together

"I am incredibly excited that our brand has agreed this deal with Plymouth Argyle. The club and its supporters are fantastic, and I'm sure there will be an amazing atmosphere at Wembley.

Vertu Motors is a huge supporter of football, and sport in general, but we only work with clubs that we feel have the strongest communities and really engage with their fans. When we partner with a club, we do so because we want to raise our profile in an area but also contribute to the fans' own experiences with their team. Plymouth Argyle fans are very passionate about their club."

Nick Jones
Volvo Franchise Director, Vertu Motors

"We are delighted to welcome Vertu Motors to our portfolio of club partners. There is surely no better time to join the club than right now, with an exciting promotion run-in and the club's first domestic cup final at Wembley Stadium to look forward to.

Vertu Motors is another high-profile and nationally renowned partner joining an ever-growing list at Argyle. The company's strategic investment in the South West can only be good news for the local economy, and we very much look forward to working together over the duration of the partnership."

James Greenacre
Head of Commercial, Plymouth Argyle Football Club

Latest Plymouth Argyle FC news

Vertu Commits To Pilgrims Partnership

Vertu Commits To Pilgrims Partnership

Vertu Motors has extended its partnership with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, signing a two-year contract as the Official Motor Retail Partner of the Championship side.

Plymouth Argyle March on Despite Cup Final Heartbreak

Plymouth Argyle March on Despite Cup Final Heartbreak

On Sunday 2nd April the Pilgrims faced an exciting challenge. The team, alongside a 39,000-strong Green Army headed to Wembley in search of a first-ever cup final victory at the Papa John’s Trophy Final.