Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tributes Are Paid to 1950s Star Barnard

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tributes Are Paid to 1950s Star Barnard

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Byline: DAVE ALLAN

TRIBUTES have been paid by Middlesbrough Former Players Association to 1950s fullback Ray Barnard, who has passed away the age of 84.

Middlesbrough-born Barnard made 118 firstteam appearances for Boro during a 10-year period after making his debut as an 18-year-old amid the cauldron of a Division One Tees-Wear derby against Sunderland at Ayresome Park in December 1951.

A former England schoolboy international, he was a regular in the Boro side for three seasons in the mid-1950s under manager Bob Dennison but left the club for Lincoln City during the summer of 1960.

Barnard, who mainly played at right-back but could also play on the left, was part of the Boro side when forward Alan Peacock broke into the Boro side.

Alan, who is now chairman of Middlesbrough Former Players Association, paid tribute to Barnard, saying: "Ray was an England schoolboy international who was a few years older than me so I remember looking up to him as a kid. …

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