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Ex-Cardiff and Wales defender Alan Harrington dies, aged 86

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The defender missed out on playing at the 1958 World Cup because of injury.
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Former Cardiff and Wales defender Alan Harrington has died at the age of 86.

Harrington, who made over 400 appearances for Cardiff during a one-club career between 1951 and 1966, is regarded as one of the Bluebirds' greatest-ever players.

Penarth-born Harrington won 11 caps for Wales and helped Jimmy Murphy's side qualify for the 1958 World Cup – the country's first major tournament.

Harrington played in both World Cup play-off games as Wales beat Israel in a two-legged tie, but he missed the finals in Sweden the following summer after dislocating his shoulder.

"The FAW is saddened to learn of the passing of Alan Harrington," the Football Association of Wales posted on their official Twitter account.

"Our thoughts are with Alan's family and friends at this time."

Cardiff paid their own tribute, saying: "The club has been saddened by the news of the passing of one of our all time greats, Alan Harrington, who spent his entire club career with the #Bluebirds between 1951-66.

"Our sympathies go to Alan's family at this very difficult time."

Harrington managed Barry in the Welsh League after his playing career and worked as a purchasing manager for a chemical company in Cardiff.

He is survived by his wife Gloria and daughters Judith and Rachel.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2512584334941
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8Everton26106103438-436
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd259883629735
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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