Peter Baker (footballer, born 1931)

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This article is about the double-winning Tottenham Hotspur player. For the Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers player, see Peter Baker (footballer born 1934).
Peter Baker
Personal information
Full name Peter Russell Baker
Date of birth (1931-12-10) 10 December 1931 (age 83)
Place of birth Hampstead, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Right-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1952 Enfield
1952–1965 Tottenham Hotspur 299 (3)
1965–1967 Durban United 38 (0)
1967–1968 Romford
1970 Durban United 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Peter Baker (born 10 December 1931 in Hampstead, London) is an English former football player. Educated at Southgate County School in North London, he played right-back for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and was part of the double-winning side of 1960-61 and won the FA Cup with Spurs in 1962. He played 299 league games for Tottenham scoring 3 goals.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Baker joined Tottenham Hotspur from Non-League club Enfield in October 1952. After a slow start at Spurs he gained a place in the first team and quickly improved and went on to play a key role in the Spurs Double-winning side of 1960-61.[2]

He stayed with them until the end of the 1964-65 season, keeping a regular place in the team from the 1960-61 season until the end of the 1963-64 season, when he was replaced by Cyril Knowles. After leaving White Hart Lane Baker emigrated to South Africa,[3] where he joined Durban United F.C.[4] and later became the club's manager.[5]

Post football career[edit]

After retiring from the game he settled in Durban, South Africa where he runs an office and stationery business.[6]

He has been included in the Tottenham Hotspur- Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ Retrieved 9 July 2007
  2. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club London 1965
  3. ^ Spurs Odyssey Retrieved 9 July 2007
  4. ^ Durban United F.C. Retrieved 14 February 2010
  5. ^ a b Hall of Fame Retrieved 29 October 2007
  6. ^ Where are they now ? Retrieved 13 May 2010