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Sam Barkas

Manchester City FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 0 L 2 F 15: A 12
60% successful

1936-37

disciplined: none
captaincies:
three
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Samuel Barkas
Born 29 December 1909 at 41 Reservoir Street, Wardley Colliery, Gateshead, county Durham [registered in Gateshead, March 1910].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Samuel was the eight of nine children (the sixth of seven boys!!), to Michael John and Elizabeth Ellen (née Orrell), living at 41 Reservoir Street in Wardley Colliery, Gateshead.  His father was a Hewer in the coal mine.

Married to Mary Irene Barrett-Flesher, in April 1932 [registered in Bradford, Yorkshire, June 1932].
Died 10 December 1989 in Shipley, Bradford, aged 79 years 346 days [registered in Bradford, Yorkshire]. He collapsed in a street near to his home.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 13st. 7lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football with Middle Dock FC in the Tyneside Junior League. He joined Bradford City FC in early 1928, he played in 202 league matches, scoring eight times, and Manchester City FC paid £5,000 for Barkas in April 1934. After 176 league appearances, with one solitary goal, he retired from playing in May 1947.
Club honours Football League Division Three (North) winners 1928-29; Football League Champions 1936-37; Football League Division Two winners 1946-47;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions One of four Barkas brothers to play league football.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After his retirement from playing, Barkas was appointed as manager of Workington FC. He managed Wigan Athletic FC from April to September 1957.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of three who became 621st players (622) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right, left-back
First match No. 204, 9 May 1936, Belgium 3 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles, aged 26 years 132 days.
Last match No. 214, 1 December 1937, England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, aged 27 years 337 days. Captain.
Major tournaments British Championships 1936-37, 1937-38;
Team honours British Championships winners 1937-38;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of William Felton

Beyond England

 He at first worked as a miner, then a farmer. He subsequently scouted for Manchester City FC and Leeds United FC. Having a spell on Bradford City FC's staff from 1965, running the club's pools scheme. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.24.

 

Sam Barkas - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 3 450 0 0 min 0 Three None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Sam Barkas - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 7 5 +2 0 0 3.50 2.50 100.0 +2
Away 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 0 0 2.667 2.333 33.3 -1
All - White 5 3 0 2 15 12 +3 0 0 3.00 2.20 60.0 +1

 

Sam Barkas - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
Friendly 2 1 0 1 7 7 =0 0 0 3.50 3.50 50.0 =0
All 5 3 0 2 15 12 +3 0 0 3.00 2.20 60.0 +1

 

Sam Barkas - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1936-37 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1937-38 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1

 

Sam Barkas - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 26
- 203 6 May 1936 - Austria 2 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien Tour AL squad member
1 204 9 May 1936 - Belgium 3 England 2, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AL Start ir
Age 27
2 208 17 April 1937 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AL Start 3
3 212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Captain 3
4 213 17 November 1937 - England 2 Wales 1, Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough HW Captain 3
5 214 1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London Fr HW Captain 3

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