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Former Cardiff Defender, Barker, Dies At 39

Former Barnsley and Cardiff City defender Chris Barker has died at the age of 39.

The left-back made over 150 appearances for Cardiff and also played over 100 times for Barnsley – where he began his league career – and Southend.

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Barker also represented QPR, Plymouth Argyle and Aldershot Town during a playing career which spanned 17 years.

His sports management agency World in Motion tweeted on Thursday: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker.

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“Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 league games.

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

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