The defender, who also played for Tottenham Hotspur, has died after being involved in a boat crash near Miami.
After starting his playing career in youth teams at Tottenham, Walkes joined Pompey on loan in January 2018. He quickly made an impact at Portsmouth when he scored on his debut, in a 2–2 draw against Doncaster Rovers. He signed for Pompey permanently in July 2018 on a two-year contract.
Overall, he played 66 games for Portsmouth before moving stateside in 2020 returning to Major League Soccer club Atlanta United. More recently he played for Charlotte FC after being selected in the 2021 MLS Expansion Draft.
Everyone at Portsmouth Football Club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Anton Walkes.— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) January 19, 2023
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/bWZIz324z4
Desperately sad news. Anton was one of the people who always took time to speak to me whenever I saw him at #Pompey. One of the nicest guests I had on the radio too. RIP mate. https://t.co/C6NHA4XxYC pic.twitter.com/ggxWBJrTOq— Niall McCaughan (@niallmccaughan) January 19, 2023
Shocked to hear about Anton Walkes. Used to see him occasionally at Drayton Park, pushing his daughter on the swings. RIP Anton. #pompey— Amberley Security (@AmberleySecure) January 19, 2023
Everyone at Pompey in the Community is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Anton Walkes.— Pompey in the Community (@PompeyITC) January 19, 2023
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/xWC1uAc23C