Barkas in 1937
|Full name||Samuel Barkas|
|Date of birth||29 December 1909|
|Place of birth||Wardley Colliery, England|
|Date of death||10 December 1989(aged 79)|
|Playing position||Left back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
He also won five caps for England and captained his country three times.
Barkas was one of five brothers who all had professional careers; 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.