Anton Walkes was an English professional footballer who was playing for the team, Charlotte FC. His playing position was defender or midfielder. He began his career at Tottenham Hotspur where he made one first-team appearance for the team. After that, he was loaned to Atlanta United in 2017. He was then loaned out to League One club Portsmouth, playing the remainder of the 2017–18 season before being signed by Portsmouth permanently in July 2018. He played 35 League One games for Portsmouth before relocating to Atlanta United in January 202. In 2022, he reached an agreement with Charlotte FC where he remained until his death a year later. Walkes died “as a result of an accident in South Florida,” according to the MLS club. On 19th January 2023, Anton Walkes dies at the age of 25.
Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes dies at 25
On 18th January 2023, Anton Walkes was in Miami, where Charlotte FC was holding a twelve-day training camp. At around 3 p.m. Eastern Time, he was injured in a two-boat collision near Miami Marine Stadium. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries the following morning. He dies at 25 on 19th January 2023 (Thursday). His MLS Club Charlotte FC announced in a statement shared via social media. “Everyone at Tepper Sports & Entertainment is heartbroken by Anton Walkes’ tragic death,” club owner David Tepper said in a statement.
What was Anton Walkes Famous For?
- Anton Walkes was a footballer from London, England.
- Anton was famous for playing with the clubs; Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Atlanta United, and Charlotte FC; during his lifetime.
Where was Anton Walkes From?
Anton Walkes was born on February 8, 1997, with the full name of Anton Charles Walkes. He was from London, England. He holds British nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity as he was of Jamaican descent. He had not disclosed the name of his parents. In 2017, his parents stayed up all night to watch and celebrate his game-winning goal against the San Jose Walkes. For the last time, Anton celebrated his 25th birthday on 8th February 2022. Aquarius was his zodiac sign and he followed Christianity religion.
Anton Walkes Football Career
- In July 2013, Anton Walkes began his football career by joining the football club, Tottenham Hotspur. He made his first team debut on 21 September 2016 in the EFL Cup against Gillingham. Next, he appeared three times as captain in the group stage of the UEFA Youth League.
- On 27 September 2017, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club, keeping him until 2019.
Atlanta United (Loan)
- Walkes joined Major League Soccer club Atlanta United ahead of the club’s inaugural season on 26th January 2017 and made his debut match against New York Red Bulls. He scored his first goal for the club on 5 July 2017, in a 4–2 win over San Jose Earthquakes.
- His loan spell with Atlanta United was extended until the end of the season on 1st August 2017. His second goal for the club came on 14 September 2017, in a 7–0 win over New England Revolution.
- He went on to make 20 appearances and scored 2 times in all competitions during his 2017 season.
- On 29th January 2018, he signed on loan for EFL League One club Portsmouth & scored on his debut against Doncaster Rovers on 3 February. Due to a hamstring injury, he missed the rest of the season. He made 12 appearances on his loan and scored once during the season.
- On 18th July 2018, Portsmouth announced they had signed Walkes on a two-year deal with an option on a third year for an undisclosed fee. He was part of the side that won the 2019 EFL Trophy Final on 31 March.
- Walkes returned to Major League Soccer club Atlanta United on 9th January 2020. He made his club debut on 18 February in the CONCACAF Champions League against Motagua, starting in a 1–1 draw.
- Walkes was selected by Charlotte FC in the 2021 MLS Expansion Draft on 14th December 2021. He made 23 appearances for the club, starting in 21 matches, during the club’s inaugural season.
Anton Walkes Transfer News
- Charlotte FC on 14 Dec 2021
- Atlanta United FC on 9 Jan 2020
- Portsmouth on 18 Jul 2018
- Portsmouth on 29 Jan 2018 on Loan
- Atlanta United FC on 26 Jan 2017 from Tottenham U21 on loan
Anton Walkes Awards, Honours, and Achievements
Who was Anton Walkes’s Girlfriend?
Anton Walkes was an unmarried man but he was in a relationship. He was dating his beautiful girlfriend whose name is Alexis Walkes. They are also the proud parents of their daughter namely Ayla. Ayla can be occasionally seen at the stadium cheering on her beloved father with her mother. He never got married. The family was living a happy life before the demise of Anton Walkes.
In November 2018, he pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, being fined and receiving a sentence of 120 hours of community service.
How much was Anton Walkes’s Net Worth?
Anton Walkes was one of the wealthiest footballers whose net worth was estimated to be $5 million at the time o his death. He made this fortune from his football career which is his main source of wealth. He must also be making a cool sum of money via sponsorship deals, endorsements, contract bonuses,es and more. His highest market value is €1 million as of November 9, 2021, as per the site, transfermarkt.com.
His exact salary is still to get unfold yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he was making a considerable sum of money from his professional career. It can be assumed that his salary was between $500K-$1 million from his current club. Portsmouth announced the signing of Walkes to a two-year contract with an option for a third year for an undisclosed fee on July 18, 2018.
How tall was Anton Walkes?
Anton Walkes was a handsome footballer with an athletic body type. He stood at a height of 1.88 m. His well-maintained bodyweight consists of 82 kg. He had a pair of dark brown eyes and his hair color was black. His other body size is still to get disclosed yet.
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