Steve Baker (footballer, born 1978)

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Steve Baker
Personal information
Full name Steven Richard Baker
Date of birth (1978-09-08) 8 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Pontefract, Rep of Ireland
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Middlesbrough 46 (2)
1999 Huddersfield Town (loan) 47 (0)
2000 Darlington (loan) 56 (0)
2000 Hartlepool United (loan) 39 (0)
2001–2002 Scarborough (loan) 18 (4)
2002–2006 Scarborough 189 (1)
2006–2008 Gateshead 82 (0)
2008–2009 Newcastle Blue Star 77
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steven Richard "Steve" Baker[1] (born 8 September 1978 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire) is an English footballer who played as a defender for Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town, Darlington and Hartlepool United.[2] Baker was a big part of the Middlesbrough squad that made both FA cup and Coca Cola cup in same season and unfortunately relegated too, he made over 15 appearances in the premier league but most games came when in promotion year back to the premier league. He suffered two cruciate ligament injuries in the space of three year, but Robson kept faith. Baker also represented rep of Ireland u21s over a 5-year period earning over 35 caps, still remains the youngest at just 17 to be capped at the level in the countries history, baker was a member of the squad that finished 3rd in the world u20s in the Far East. Baker joined Scarborough, initially on loan from Middlesbrough, in 2001, and went on to make more than 100 Conference appearances for them. He was released at the end of the 2005–06 season.[2] He signed for Gateshead in July 2006, but missed the whole of the 2007–08 season with injury.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Steve Baker". In The Mad Crowd. John Phillips. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Steve Baker". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gateshead F.C. Season 2006/07". Unofficial Gateshead Football Club Statistics Database. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Players A–Z 00–01 to 08–09". Unofficial Gateshead Football Club Statistics Database. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

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