Bart-Williams in a Nottingham Forest shirt
|Full name||Christopher Gerald Bart-Williams|
|Date of birth||16 June 1974|
|Place of birth||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2001–2002||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||6||(0)|
|2003||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||16||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Although born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Bart-Williams grew up in North London and attended St. David's School and St Katharine in Hornsey. He represented his school, borough (Haringey), county (Middlesex), and adopted country (England) at youth level and went on to play for England under-21s and was called up to train with the senior squad although he never won a full England cap.
When he was just 16 years old, Bart-Williams launched his professional career with Leyton Orient. He made 36 appearances with the club and scored twice.
Sheffield Wednesday showed interest in him and subsequently bought him for the record sum of £275,000 in 1991, the year they won promotion to the Football League First Division and were also winners of the Football League Cup.
Once with Sheffield Wednesday, Bart-Williams got a place in the first team immediately despite his young age. He began his career playing as an attacking midfielder. On 12 April 1993, he scored a hat-trick against Southampton in a 5–2 win.
He also helped the Owls reach the Football League Cup semi-finals in the 1993–94 season and also appeared in their short-lived UEFA Cup campaign (the club's first European run since the 1960s) the previous season.
After four years, he moved to Nottingham Forest for the sum of £2.5 million. Bart-Williams had a successful spell with Forest, and even though he played as a defensive midfielder he managed to score a number of goals, even being the clubs top scorer in the 2000-2001 season, and was often clinical from free kicks and penalties.
During a game in 2000, Forest tried to experiment their formation by playing 3–5–2 and played Bart-Williams as a sweeper, this experiment turned out to be a successful one as Nottingham Forest won 5–0.
After spending two seasons with Charlton, Bart-Williams moved to Ipswich Town, initially on loan in September 2003, and then permanently for the rest of the 2003–04 season. He was released the end of the season and decided to move away from English football.
After unsuccessful attempts to lure Paul Gascoigne to the club, on 6 August 2005 Maltese team Marsaxlokk signed Bart-Williams. But he managed only eight appearances and was sent home only two months into his three-year contract.
- Football League First Division: 1998
- Football League Cup: Runner-up 1993
- FA Cup: Runner-up 1993
- FIFA World Youth Championship: Third place 1993
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