Chris Barker

Christopher Andrew Barker (born 2 March 1980 in Sheffield) is an English professional footballer who plays for Plymouth Argyle.

Barker, a defender, previously played for Alfreton, Barnsley, Cardiff and Queens Park Rangers. His brother Richard Barker is a striker for Hartlepool United.

On 12 July 2002, 22-year-old Barker joined Cardiff City, in a deal which was thought to be worth an initial £500,000, with an extra £100,000 if Cardiff achieved promotion.

On 6 August 2004, Barker joined Stoke City on a three-month loan, but he was recalled after just one month.

Barker was voted the Cardiff City supporters' player of the season in 2004–05.

On 18 August 2006, Barker was signed on loan by Colchester United, until January 2007. This was later extended until the end of the season. Unfortunately, the move didn't become permanent at the end of his loan spell, but he is still regarded as a very popular and much respected player with the fans at Layer Road.

On 5 June 2007, Barker signed for Queens Park Rangers, in a two-year deal, on a free transfer.

On the 9 August 2008, Barker signed an initial emergency loan deal for Plymouth Argyle, allowing him to make his Argyle debut later that day, with a starting place in the club's opening game of the 2008-09 season, against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two days later, the signing was made permanent, with Barker signing a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.


With Cardiff City


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