Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ex Cardiff defender, Chris Barker found dead on New Year's day ages 39

The former defender, who helped the Bluebirds win promotion to the First Division in 2003, is believed to have left behind two young daughters and his partner.

The cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

World in Motion, the sports management agency who represented Barker throughout his 18-year career, tweeted the awful news this morning.

They wrote: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker.

“Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 League games for clubs including Barnsley, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle.

“Moreover, Chris was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to work for.”

Barker came through the ranks at Barnsley before beginning his five-year spell at Cardiff in 2002.

He made 162 appearances for the Bluebirds and then went on to play for Stoke City, Colchester, Queens Park Rangers, Plymouth and Southend.

The South Wales Police confirmed in a statement that Barker was found dead at his home on New Year's Day.

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