Chris Barker

Date of birth02 March 1980
Place of birthSheffield
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Left back

It was felt that Chris Barker would not be a regular in the Barnsley team in 2000-01 when boss Dave Bassett brought in left back Matteo Corbo, but he saw off the challenge with ease.

Solid rather than spectacular, he has a good left foot, tackles hard and distributes the ball accurately.

He was an ever-present after Nigel Spackman took over as manager in January and signed a new contract that was due to see him remain at Oakwell until the summer of 2004.

Chris became the first player to win the Barnsley 'Young Player of the Year' award on two occasions.

He was made available for transfer by Cardiff City in May 2007.

Chris joined Queens Park Rangers in June 2007 with a two-year contract.

He joined Plymouth Argyle in August 2008 with a three-year contract.

After a loan spell, Chris joined Southend United in August 2010 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in June 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Alfreton Town 01 Jul 1997 24 Aug 1998
Barnsley 24 Aug 1998 11 Jul 2002
Cardiff City 11 Jul 2002 05 Jun 2007
Stoke City 06 Aug 2004 13 Sep 2004 L
Colchester United 18 Aug 2006 31 May 2007 L
Queens Park Rangers 05 Jun 2007 08 Aug 2008
Plymouth Argyle 08 Aug 2008 31 Aug 2010
Southend United 06 Aug 2010 30 Aug 2010 L
Southend United 31 Aug 2010 09 Aug 2013
Aldershot Town 10 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Barnsley FA Cup 1
1999-00 Barnsley League Cup 1
2000-01 Barnsley FA Cup 1
2000-01 Barnsley League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Barnsley League Division 1 39
1
1
2001-02 Barnsley FA Cup 2
2001-02 Barnsley League Cup 3
2001-02 Barnsley League Division 1 43
1
3
2
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 5
2002-03 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 32
8
4
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2003-04 Cardiff City League Cup 2
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 33
6
2
2004-05 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 38
1
3
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2004-05 Stoke City League Championship 4
2005-06 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Cardiff City League Championship 41
4
2005-06 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2006-07 Colchester United FA Cup 1
2006-07 Colchester United League Championship 38
3
2
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 25
3
2008-09 Plymouth Argyle FA Cup 1
2008-09 Plymouth Argyle League Championship 38
2
1
2008-09 Plymouth Argyle League Cup 1
2009-10 Plymouth Argyle FA Cup 2
2009-10 Plymouth Argyle League Championship 10
4
1
2010-11 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2010-11 Southend United League Cup 2
2010-11 Southend United League Two 43
5
2011-12 Southend United FA Cup 4
2011-12 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 4
2011-12 Southend United League Two 42
1
2
1
2011-12 Southend United League Two Play-Offs 2
1
2012-13 Southend United FA Cup 4
2012-13 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 6
1
2
2012-13 Southend United League Cup 1
2012-13 Southend United League Two 28
3
1
2014-15 Aldershot Town FA Cup 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Oct 1999 Bradford City v Barnsley W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
11 Dec 1999 Wimbledon v Barnsley L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Aug 2000 Rotherham United v Barnsley W 0-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion W 4-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Rotherham United W 3-2
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Sep 2000 Crystal Palace v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers W 4-2 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 0-3
Agg: 0-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Barnsley v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
06 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley W 1-2 League Division 1
01 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Barnsley L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division 1
08 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley L 2-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Barnsley v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley L 2-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Stockport County v Barnsley L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Norwich City v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Burnley W 1-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Barnsley L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Barnsley v Birmingham City L 2-3 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Burnley v Barnsley L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Barnsley v Fulham D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Barnsley v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Grimsby Town v Barnsley W 0-2 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Nottingham Forest v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Barnsley v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Barnsley W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Mar 2001 Barnsley v Gillingham W 3-1 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Barnsley v Stockport County L 0-2 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Sheffield United v Barnsley W 1-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Wimbledon v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Preston North End L 0-4 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley L 2-1 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Portsmouth v Barnsley L 3-0 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Bradford City v Barnsley L 4-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Barnsley v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Barnsley v Halifax Town W 2-0 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Barnsley L 3-0 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Barnsley v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Sep 2001 Grimsby Town v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Colchester United v Barnsley W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Millwall v Barnsley L 3-1 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Portsmouth L 1-4 League Division 1
09 Oct 2001 Barnsley v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Barnsley v Birmingham City L 1-3 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Burnley v Barnsley D 3-3 League Division 1
24 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley L 3-1 League Division 1
28 Oct 2001 Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion W 3-2 League Division 1
31 Oct 2001 Barnsley v Manchester City L 0-3 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Watford v Barnsley L 3-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Barnsley v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Norwich City v Barnsley L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Nov 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley L 4-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2001 Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Barnsley v Walsall W 4-1 League Division 1
14 Dec 2001 Sheffield United v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Barnsley v Gillingham W 4-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Barnsley W 1-3 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2002 Barnsley v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Nottingham Forest v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Jan 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley L 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Jan 2002 Barnsley v Bradford City D 3-3 League Division 1
29 Jan 2002 Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Feb 2002 Portsmouth v Barnsley D 4-4 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Barnsley v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Feb 2002 Birmingham City v Barnsley L 1-0 League Division 1
23 Feb 2002 Coventry City v Barnsley L 4-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Barnsley v Crystal Palace L 1-4 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Barnsley v Millwall D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley L 2-0 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Barnsley v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Mar 2002 Walsall v Barnsley L 2-1 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Barnsley L 3-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Barnsley v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Barnsley v Norwich City L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Wimbledon v Barnsley W 0-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.