G. McConway
July 25, 2023

Former Premier League Star Dead at 49

A former player for Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest has passed away this week.

Chris Bart-Williams played as a midfielder for both clubs, playing a total of 16 years, eight of them in the Premier League.

Sadly, at the young age of 49, he has passed away, reported the Athletic.

Long Career

The former Premier League player was born in Sierra Leone and was destined for great things at a very early age.

He won 16 England Under-21 caps and one England "B" Cap.

When joining Sheffield Wednesday, he fetched a record fee, at the time, of £275k in 1991. He played in 156 games, scoring 24 goals, before moving over to Nottingham Forest.

The fee he earned was far more this time around, earning £ 2.5 million when he made the move in 1995.

He spent six years there, playing in 245 games and scoring 35 goals.

In addition to those two teams, he also played with Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town, APOEL in Cyprus, and Maltese side Marsaxlokk.

His former team, Sheffield Wednesday, posted a tribute to Bart-Williams after his death.

The team stated, "Sheffield Wednesday are deeply saddened at the passing of our former player Chris Bart-Williams. Bart-Williams died in America, aged just 49.

"Bart-Williams' untimely passing mirrors that of his manager at Hillsborough Trevor Francis, who also died on this, one of the darkest days in our long history.

"Our thoughts are with Chris' and Trevor's families and friends at this devastating time," reported the Mirror.

Former Forest teammate Mark Crossley also paid tribute.

He wrote, "Devastating and I'm so upset to hear the news of Trevor Francis passing and my former teammate Chris Bart Williams, both so young, it is so sad, RIP Trevor and Chris."

The tributes continue to pour in via social media, showing just how loved and popular Bart-Williams was among fans and teammates, as well as his competitors throughout the league.

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