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1. Came from: Woodland Villa Went to: Career interrupted by WW1
1. First game: 21 September 1908 Last game: 24 April 1915
2. Came from: Career interrupted by WW1 Went to: Torquay United
2. First game: 30 August 1919 Last game: 29 December 1923
Appearances: 257 (257/0) Goals: 50
Raymond was a local boy made good. Born in Crownhill in 1887, he played as a youth for Crownhill Juniors, Crownhill reserves and Woodland Stars. In 1905 he signed for Crownhill before a spell with Woodland Villa, from whom he joined Argyle in 1908. Raymond retained his amateur status well into his Argyle career but gradually forced his way into the first team and became one of the club's most consistent performers over the next seven years, playing at both inside-forward positions.
The Argyle handbook describes Raymond as "one of the most brilliant forwards this district has produced" and "a perfect artist with the ball, but most unselfish". His talent soon attracted wider attention: he was selected as one of 15 non-travelling reserves for the GB side at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and earned three amateur caps for England between 1913 and 1914, as well as being chosen for the Southern League representative side.
World War I interrupted his career, during which he played for Motherwell as a guest, but he returned to Argyle after the cessation of hostilities. Raymond played five more seasons for the club, assisting in the transition to the Football League, before leaving Home Park after 16 years to finish his career with a stint as player-manager of Torquay United.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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