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Sammy Black

Sammy Black
Personal information
Full nameSamuel Black
Date of birth18 October 1905
Place of birthMotherwell, Scotland
Date of death1977 (aged 71 or 72)
Place of deathPlymouth, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionOutside left

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Samuel "Sammy" Black (18 October 1905 1977) was a Scottish footballer who played as an outside left.

Often regarded as the greatest player to have represented Plymouth Argyle, he is the club's all-time record scorer with 182 goals. His career began in his native Scotland with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, where he was spotted by Bob Jack. He moved to Devon in 1924 and became an instant favourite with the club's supporters. His goalscoring ability made him stand out from other wingers and his partnership with inside left Jack Leslie became legendary, as the club challenged for promotion to the First Division during the 1930s. Nicknamed The Mighty Atom, Black was known to play with a cigarette stub tucked behind his ear. He ended his career with Queens Park Rangers and returned to Plymouth during the war to work in the Royal Naval Armaments Depot. He was inducted into the Plymouth Argyle Hall of Fame in 2004.

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