Anton Walkes Wiki and Biography
Anton Walkes, a defender for Charlotte FC in Major League Soccer, died early Thursday morning after being involved in a boating accident in Miami. He was 25 years old.
The Miami Herald reported that the England native was injured Wednesday after two boats crashed near Miami Marine Stadium, citing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Miami Fire Department performed CPR on Walkes after he was found unconscious.
“Everyone at Tepper Sports & Entertainment is devastated by the tragic passing of Anton Walkes. He was a tremendous son, father, partner and teammate whose joyous approach to life touched everyone he met,” Charlotte FC owner David Tepper said in a statement. “Anton made better people around him in all areas of life and he represented Charlotte FC at the highest level both on and off the field. He will be greatly missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with Anton’s family during this heartbreaking time. The Club offers its full support to all those affected during this period of mourning.”
Anton Walkes Death
Anton Walkes, a supporter for Charlotte FC, died at age 25 after a boating accident.
Charlotte selected Walkes in the 2021 expansion draft after he spent two seasons with Atlanta United and made 21 starts during the 2022 season. He began his soccer career with Tottenham in the Premier League and spent time with English club Portsmouth. .
According to the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte FC began a 12-day preseason camp in Fort Lauderdale on January 9.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of Anton Walkes, a truly incredible father, loving person and exceptional human being,” Charlotte athletic director Zoran Krneta said. “Anton embodied what it means to be a part of the Charlotte Football Club and our entire community is grieving over this tragedy. The impact he had on the locker room and on all of Charlotte will never be forgotten. We are thinking of his lovely family during this time and will fully support them in every way imaginable.”