Clive Baker (footballer, born 1959)

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Clive Baker
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-03-14) 14 March 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth West Runton, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Norwich City 14 (0)
1984–1991 Barnsley 337 (0)
1991–1992 Coventry City 0 (0)
1992–1994 Ipswich Town 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Clive Baker (born 14 March 1959) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Norwich City, Barnsley and Coventry City in the Football League and for Ipswich Town in the Premier League.[1]

Baker was born in West Runton, Norfolk.[1] He began his career at Norwich City in July 1977 appearing 14 times in his 7 years at the club. From Norwich he moved to Barnsley where he again played for seven years,[2] this time racking up 291 appearances and twice winning the club's Player of the Year award.[3] He was transferred to Coventry City in August 1991, and a year later, without having appeared for Coventry's Football League team, he moved to his final club, Ipswich Town. He retired from professional football in the 1994–95 season[1][2] as one of only a few to play for both Ipswich Town and Norwich City.[citation needed] After his retirement from football he moved into a job in the insurance industry in London.[2]

Baker was for thirteen years in the same school class at Sheringham Primary School and then at Paston School as controversial British Ambassador Craig Murray. The two were friends.

Baker captained England schoolboys at both cricket and football. Norwich City were uncertain whether to sign him as a goalkeeper or midfielder. He currently plays in goal for The Football Ramble 5 - A - Side team. In 2011 clive came out of retirement & made his debut in goal for PSV Mindblowin in Chantry Monday 5's league, earning the MOM award on his debut


  1. ^ a b c "Clive Baker". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Clive Baker". Pride of Anglia. Neil Brown. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. 
  3. ^ Bevan, Chris (6 March 2008). "Did you see Tykes thrash Chelsea?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 

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