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Peter Baker

Posted on 27 July 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

PETER BAKER (1953-65)

One of the unsung heroes of our double-winning side, Peter Baker made 342 senior appearances for us in 12 years.


Capped at youth level by England, Baker joined us in June 1949, turned professional a year later and made himself a regular by 1956-57.


Hampstead-born Baker was one-half of a formidable full-back pairing alongside Ron Henry as we landed the title and FA Cup in 1961 and another FA Cup in 1962.


A no-nonsense defender, he linked supebly with Danny Blanchflower as he added a European Cup Winners Cup medal to his collection in 1963.


He moved to South Africa in 1965 to play for Durban United, who he later managed. Still a regular visitor to the Lane when he returns to this country.

Appearances/goals: 299/3 (Lg), 27/0 (FAC), 16/0 (Eur).