Adam Baker (footballer)

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Adam Baker
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2010–2012 Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Bradford City 1 (0)
2012–2013 Harrogate Town (loan) 5 (2)
2013 Scarborough Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:43, 28 May 2013 (UTC).

Adam Baker (born 8 December 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born Leeds,[1] Baker was awarded his first professional contract with Bradford City in April 2012,[2] the only apprentice to be offered a professional deal that season.[3] Baker, alongside two youth players, was asked to travel down with the first-team squad for the match against Cheltenham Town on 28 April 2012,[4] where he was named as an un-used substitute.[5] Baker made his senior debut for Bradford City on 5 May 2012, appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 home draw against Swindon Town in the Football League.[6] Before the start of the 2012–13 season, Baker publicly spoke about the importance of playing in pre-season friendlies, saying that "it's a big year ahead for me and this is a big pre-season."[7]

Baker joined non-league team Harrogate Town on a month's loan on 21 December 2012, scoring on his debut on 1 January 2013.[8] He signed a month's loan deal with Scarborough Athletic on 4 March 2013.[9] On 21 March 2013, he signed on loan for Bradford Park Avenue until 27 April 2013.[10]

In May 2013, it was announced that Baker's contract would not be renewed and he would leave the club.[11][12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 May 2013[14][15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bradford City 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Total 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Harrogate Town (loan) 2012–13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 2012–13 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Career total 14 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 18 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 436. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Baker offered pro deal". Bradford City A.F.C. 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Simon Parker (24 April 2012). "Teenager Baker is Bradford City's chosen one". Telegraph & Argus. 
  4. ^ "Bantams hot-shot Baker has earned his place in first team, says Phil Parkinson". Telegraph & Argus. 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cheltenham 3–1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bradford 0–0 Swindon". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Simon Parker (7 August 2012). "Bradford City: Every second counts, admits Baker". Telegraph & Argus. 
  8. ^ "Profile". Harrogate Town F.C. 
  9. ^ "Boro sign new striker". Scarborough Athletic F.C. 
  10. ^ Ian Whiting (21 March 2013). "Bradford City prospect Adam Baker to gain game time with Park Avenue". Telegraph & Argus. 
  11. ^ "Baker to leave City". Bradford City A.F.C. 28 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Ross Heppenstall (28 May 2013). "Adam Baker leaves Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. 
  13. ^ "Bradford City release forward Adam Baker". BBC Sport. 29 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Adam Baker at Soccerbase
  15. ^ Adam Baker at Soccerway