James Baker (footballer, born 1911)

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James Baker
Personal information
Full name James Edward Baker
Date of birth (1911-08-03)3 August 1911
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Date of death 22 February 1974(1974-02-22) (aged 62)
Place of death Pennington, Cumbria, England
Playing position Left-back / Centre-forward
Youth career
Darlaston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1931 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
1931–1934 Charlton Athletic 25 (0)
1934–1936 Port Vale 18 (8)
1936–1938 Barrow 52 (3)
Total 95 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Edward Baker (3 August 1911 – 22 February 1974) was an English footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Baker played for non-league Darlaston, before signing for Second Division side Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1930. However, he never made an appearance for their first team and departed for fellow second flight team Charlton Athletic after just one season at Molineux.[1]

He joined Port Vale from the Londoners in June 1934. Despite being utilized as a left-back on occasion he managed to rack up a respectable tally of 8 goals in 21 games for the Hanley based club. However, he never won a regular first team spot and was released in April 1936, at which point he moved on to Barrow.[2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from James Baker profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1930–31 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charlton Athletic 1931–32 Second Division 21 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
1932–33 Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1933–34 Third Division South 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 25 0 1 0 1 0 27 0
Port Vale 1934–35 Second Division 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935–36 Second Division 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 8 3 0 0 0 21 8
Barrow 1936–37 Third Division North 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
1937–38 Third Division North 19 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Total 52 3 1 0 2 1 55 4
Career Total 95 11 5 0 3 1 103 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 15. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.