Chris Barker facts for kids
Barker at Southend United in 2013
|Full name||Christopher Andrew Barker|
|Date of birth||2 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Date of death||1 January 2020(aged 39)|
|Place of death||Cardiff, Wales|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2004||→ Stoke City (loan)||4||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Colchester United (loan)||38||(0)|
|2007–2008||Queens Park Rangers||25||(0)|
|2010||→ Southend United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2015||Aldershot Town (caretaker)|
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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