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Born: 15 February 1960
Came from: Carlisle United Went to: Blackpool
First game: 25 August 1984 Last game: 05 December 1987
Appearances: 152 (149/3) Goals: 22
Coughlin joined Argyle from Carlisle in 1984 and was an integral part of the 1986 promotion winning side. He began his career as a trainee at Manchester City but failed to make the grade there, joining Blackburn Rovers in 1978, and then a four-year spell at Carlisle preceded his move to Home Park. The Welsh schoolboy international was both skilful and tough in the middle of the park, with a knack of scoring goals. He moved back up north to join Blackpool in 1987, and a loan move to Shrewsbury Town followed before a transfer to his hometown team Swansea City. He ended his career back in Devon with Torquay United and Exeter City.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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