Sam Barkas

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Sam Barkas
Barkas in 1937
Personal information
Full name Samuel Barkas
Date of birth (1909-12-29)29 December 1909
Place of birth Wardley Colliery, England
Date of death 10 December 1989(1989-12-10) (aged 79)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Middle Dock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1933 Bradford City 202 (8)
1933–1946 Manchester City 176 (1)
National team
1936–1937 England 5 (0)
Teams managed
1957 Wigan Athletic

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Samuel "Sam" Barkas (29 December 1909 – 10 December 1989) was an English football player and manager who played at left back.


Born in Wardley Colliery, England, Barkas had worked in the pits and farm before leaving his junior club Middle Dock to join Bradford City in 1928. He played four games in his first season, before in his first full season in 1928–29 he helped City to the Division Three (North) title. He played a total of 202 games for City before he was sold to Manchester City for £5,000 in 1933.

At Manchester City he picked up a Championship medal and a Division Two title. He played until 1946 appearing 176 times and scoring one goal.

He also won five caps for England and captained his country three times.

He later managed Workington and Wigan and was a scout for Manchester City and Leeds United.


Barkas was one of five brothers who all had professional careers;[1] the others were Ned, Harry, Jimmy and Tommy. His cousin Billy Felton played for Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur and made one appearance for England.



Bradford City
Manchester City


  1. "Football". Herald Scotland. 11 December 1989. Retrieved 19 October 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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