Benjamin Howard Baker

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Benjamin Howard Baker
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Howard Baker
Date of birth (1892-02-13)13 February 1892
Place of birth Aigburth, Liverpool, England
Date of death 10 September 1987(1987-09-10) (aged 95)
Place of death Warminster, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Marlborough Old Boys (Liverpool)
Liverpool Balmoral
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1914 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
1914–1915 Preston North End 0 (0)
1919–1920 Liverpool 0 (0)
1919–1933 Corinthian (amateur) 0 (0)
1921 Everton 2 (0)
1921–1926 Chelsea 92 (1)
1926 Everton 11 (0)
1928–1929 Oldham Athletic 1 (0)
Total 106 (1)
National team
1921–1925 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamin Howard Baker (13 February 1892 – 10 September 1987) was an English footballer and athlete in the early 20th century.

Howard Baker was goalkeeper for England, Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea[1] football clubs, having previously played for the renowned amateur team, the Corinthians.

He was also an internationally renowned high jumper, holding the British record as well as that of the Amateur Athletics Association, and was one-time British triple jump record holder.[2]

Olympics[edit]

Howard Baker represented Britain at both the 1912 and 1920 Olympic Games.

In 1912, he finished eleventh in the high jump event and 16th in the standing high jump competition. Eight years later he finished sixth in the 1920 Olympic high jump contest and eight in the triple jump event.

Surname[edit]

Modern and contemporary sources differ as to whether his surname was "Baker", "Howard-Baker" or "Howard Baker".

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stamford-bridge.com/player.php?id=19&surname=Baker&firstname=Benjamin%20Howard. Retrieved 30 September 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Prentice, David (30 September 2014). "Roberto Martinez hails 'phenomenal' Tyias Browning after impressive Everton FC debut". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 30 September 2014.