Peter Baker (footballer, born 1931)

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This article is about the 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
Place of birth Hampstead, London, England
Date of death 27 January 2016(2016-01-27) (aged 84)
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.


Peter Baker (10 December 1931 – 27 January 2016) was an English footballer. Educated at Southgate County School in North London, he played right-back for Tottenham Hotspur 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 three 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 ran an office and stationery business.[6]

He has been included in the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.[5] He died in 2016, aged 84.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  2. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy, The Sportsmans Book Club, London, 1965
  3. ^ "The Double Season - The Squad". Spurs Odyssey. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Peter Baker Statistics". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  5. ^ a b "History". Tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Where are they now? - Former Spurs players". Mehstg.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Former Tottenham defender Peter Baker dies". Espn Fc. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-27.