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Born: 25 November 1958
Came from: Saltash United Went to: Retired
First game: 18 January 1986 Last game: 07 March 1990
Appearances: 113 (106/7) Goals: 3
Plymouth-born but Saltash-based, Brimacombe's route to professional football is rare in the modern game; Argyle plucked Brimacombe from a day job in Devonport Dockyard to a Football League debut at the age of 27.
He had been a stalwart of the local non-league scene for many years, playing for Saltash United whilst working in the 'yard'. His Football League debut against York City was one to remember: he scored a memorable 'corker' in a 2-2 draw in January 1986, although it turned out to be his only game that season.
Brimacombe enjoyed his best spell after succeeding Gordon Nisbet as the club's first-choice right-back, and in the 1987-88 campaign he was a near ever-present. However, the emergence of Kenny Brown the following season saw him move to midfield, where his appearances became more sporadic. In total he spent four years at Home Park, playing under three managers, and after injury was released in 1990 to return to part-time football.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: Southern & Western Leagues, English Football League, Football League, Football League (1939), FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups
Excluded: War Leagues
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