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Bobby Barnes

Deputy Chief Executive, Professional Footballers Association

Phone: 0207 236 5148


Bobby Barnes is a French speaker and  has a home in Dinan, Britanny. After a 15 year career as a professional footballer playing for teams such as West Ham United, Bobby is now Deputy Chief Executive at the Professional Footballers’ Association with responsibility for the London office. As part of his remit he works across all areas of the PFA including Commercial, Education, Financial and General Matters. In addition he is a board member of FIFpro the international federation of players unions. As part of the Football Association bid for World Cup 2018 he was instrumental in appointing Bid Ambassadors.

He represents professional players in all matters including contractual, representation, mediation and disciplinary. He sits on Football Association panels on matters relating to discipline, work permits and transfer tribunals.

As the PFA Political Liaison he represents the organisation at the Trade Union Congress and with the All Party Parliamentary Football Group. He negotiates at Ministerial Level on legislative matters relating to working conditions for footballers.

As part of the PFA’s commitment to anti racism initiatives he sits as a Trustee on the board of Kick Racism Out of Football. He also acts as liaison for charity initiatives with organisations such as Team England 66 and The Bobby Moore Cancer Fund.

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