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Barker at Southend United in 2013
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Full name Christopher Andrew Barker
Date of birth (1980-03-02)2 March 1980
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 1 January 2020(2020-01-01) (aged 39)
Place of death Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–1999 Alfreton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Barnsley 113 (3)
2002–2007 Cardiff City 162 (0)
2004 Stoke City (loan) 4 (0)
2006–2007 Colchester United (loan) 38 (0)
2007–2008 Queens Park Rangers 25 (0)
2008–2010 Plymouth Argyle 54 (0)
2010 Southend United (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2013 Southend United 113 (0)
2013–2016 Aldershot Town 87 (0)
2016 Hereford 5 (0)
2016–2017 Weston-super-Mare 15 (0)
Teams managed
2015 Aldershot Town (caretaker)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Andrew Barker (2 March 1980 – 1 January 2020) was an English professional footballer. He played as a defender.

Barker was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He began his professional career at Barnsley in 1999. He won the club's young player of the year award in his first full season. He appeared in over 100 games for the club. In July 2002, Barker joined Welsh side Cardiff City. While at Cardiff, Barker had loan spells at Stoke City and Colchester United. After 177 appearances for Cardiff City, he joined Queens Park Rangers in 2007, and Plymouth Argyle in 2008. He moved to Southend United in 2010, playing for the club until 2013. In 2015, Barker was named player-manager of Aldershot Town. He later played for Hereford and Weston-super-Mare.

On 1 January 2020, Barker died in Cardiff at the age of 39.

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