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Barnes to step down from PFA role

Bobby Barnes

After 22 years of service, PFA Deputy Chief Executive Bobby Barnes has decided the time is right for him to step down from his role at the players’ union. 

Addressing colleagues, Barnes thanked the hardworking staff at the PFA and acknowledged all the players who have put their trust in him over the last two decades. He also stated his appreciation for the cooperation and courtesy extended to him by all of football’s stakeholders, including the Premier League, English Football League and The Football Association.

Barnes has given his assurance of support for the union in the future. While he steps aside from his domestic responsibilities, he will retain his mandate to represent the PFA internationally within the global players’ union FIFPRO – notably as its European President and as a Global Board member. 

In recognition of his significant contribution domestically and internationally to the PFA and its members, all at the union want to thank Bobby for his hard work, dedication and commitment.

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