• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article


SAM Barkas, the former England and Manchester City left back, has died after having collapsed in the street not far from his home in Shipley, near Bradford. He was 79.

Loading article content

Barkas, one of five brothers from South Shields who all played League football, was capped five times by England and captained his country against Scotland at Hampden in 1937. He won first and second division championship medals with Manchester City and a Division III North championship medal with his first club, Bradford City.

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.