Peter Baker (footballer, born 1931)

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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.