PFA saddened by passing of Chris Barker

Chris Barker

The PFA is deeply saddened by the tragic news of Chris Barker’s passing.

The former Cardiff City defender Chris Barker passed away at the age of 39.

Barker made 162 appearances for Cardiff during a five-year spell.

The left-back played more than 100 times for Barnsley where he began his career.

He also had spells at Stoke, Colchester, QPR, Plymouth, Southend and Aldershot.

Barker retired from playing in 2017 and was lead professional development phase coach at Forest Green Rovers.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with Chris’ family and friends.