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Hartlepool legend Humphreys to replace Carlisle as PFA chairman

Ritchie Humphreys has been elected to become the next chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

The 35-year old Chesterfield winger has been chosen to succeed current PFA chief Clarke Carlisle and will officially be appointed at the PFA AGM in November.

"I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow members of the management committee and look forward to taking up the position of PFA chairman at the AGM in November," Humphreys said.

"I am fully committed to the role that the PFA plays across all areas of football and will make every effort to continue the great work which Clarke has put in during his time as chairman."

Former Blackpool, QPR, Leeds United and Burnley defender Carlisle, who has held the position since November 2010, was thrilled to see Humphreys step in as his replacement.

"I have known and worked with Ritchie over a number of years and feel confident that he possesses the necessary skills and experience to take on this role," he said.

"I wish him all the best and I am sure he will play a real part in shaping the PFA for the future."

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