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Barrie Hole

Welsh footballer

Barrington Gerard "Barrie" Hole (16 September 1942 – 25 March 2019)[1] was a Welsh professional footballer. He played as a midfielder. He played for Welsh clubs Cardiff City and Swansea City. He also played for English sides Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa. He had 30 caps for Wales between 1963 and 1971. His first game for Wales was against Northern Ireland, and his last match was against Romania.[2]

Barrie Hole
Personal information
Full name Barrington Gerard Hole[1]
Date of birth (1942-09-16)16 September 1942
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Date of death 25 March 2019(2019-03-25) (aged 76)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1966 Cardiff City 208 (16)
1966–1968 Blackburn Rovers 79 (13)
1968–1970 Aston Villa 47 (6)
1970–1972 Swansea City 78 (3)
National team
1963–1970 Wales 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hole was born in Swansea.[3] After retiring from football, he ran a newspaper shop before selling it in 2004. He died in 2019, at the age of 76.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Barrie Hole". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hembery, Sandra (31 March 2019). "Sadness as Barrie Hole, a former Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wales international midfielder, dies". Wales Online. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. "Barrie Hole: Former Wales international midfielder dies aged 76". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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