Ex Barnsley midfielder Doyle dies at 65

Barnsley Football Club has paid tribute to Bobby Doyle after his death on Tuesday 26th February.

Doyle, a Scottish midfielder, played for Barnsley for four years during the 1970’s.

He was signed for the Tykes back in 1972 following a successful trial period. During his career with Barnsley FC he won the club’s Player of the Year award for the 1974/75 season and was voted into the PFA’s Fourth Division team of that campaign.

He was an automatic choice for most of his Barnsley career, making 160 appearances, scoring 16 goals.

Doyle also played for Peterborough United, Blackpool, where he made 49 league appearances, and finally Portsmouth retiring in 1985.

In their club statement Barnsley FC stated: “Dumbarton-born Bobby Doyle was a skilful and entertaining footballer, who became a real fans favourite at Oakwell.

“Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Bobby at this sad time.”

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