Peter Baker, English footballer, Died at 84


Peter Baker was born on December 10, 1931, and died on January 27, 2016.

He was an English footballer.

He received his education at the Southgate County School in North London, Peter 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.

Baker played 299 league games for Tottenham scoring three goals.

Mr. Baker joined Tottenham Hotspur from Non-League club Enfield in October 1952.

After his sluggish beginning at the Spurs, Peter 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.

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, where he joined Durban United F.C. and later became the club’s manager.

Peter Baker passed away at 84 yrs old.