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Eddie Baily

Tottenham Hotspur FC

9 appearances, 5 goals

P 9 W 4 D 4 L 1 F 21: A 13
67% successful

1950-52

captain: none
minutes played:
810

Timeline
  Edward Francis Baily
Birth 6 August 1925 in Clapton, London [registered as Edward F. in Hackney in September 1925]
notes: Hackney became part of the County of London, transferring from Middlesex in 1889
Marriage to Elsie D. Bowers [registered as Edward F. in Hackney in December 1947]
Death 13 October 2010, at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, aged 85 years 69 days, after a short illness. Living at 114 Moffats Lane, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, at the time of his death.
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a schoolboy in Hackney, also representing Middlesex at schoolboy level.  Joined Tottenham Hotspur Juniors when he was only 14 years-old.  Played for Finchley in the mid-forties, and also played Army football (British Army on the Rhine XI).  After turning down the chance to sign for rivals Chelsea FC, Baily turned professional with Tottenham Hotspur FC in October 1947, after making his debut earlier in the January.  After ten years, in which he scored 64 league goals in 296 league appearances, Baily joined Port Vale FC in January 1956 for £8,000.  But after eight goals in 26 league appearances, he transferred to Nottingham Forest FC on 5 October 1956 for £6,500, scored another fourteen league goals in 68 league appearances, before joining Leyton Orient FC in December 1958 for another 29 league appearances and three goals, retiring from playing in the summer of 1961. In total, he scored 89 league goals in 419 league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1949-50; Football League Champions 1950-51;
Individual honours Football League (six appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st 13lbs [1953].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Coaching Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing in the summer of 1961, Baily became a coach at Leyton Orient FC. Rejoined Tottenham Hotspur FC as assistant manager in October 1963, a position he kept until September 1974.  Became a scout for Chelsea FC in October 1974.  Became chief scout of West Ham United FC in 1976, where he remained until 1992.

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 695th players (696) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 258, 2 July 1950, Spain 1 England 0, a World Cup Finals match at Estádio Municipal, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aged 24 years 330 days;
Last match No. 892, 4 October 1952, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 27 years 59 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950;
British Championship
1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53;
Team honours British Championship shared 1951-52, 1952-53;
Individual honours England B (three appearances, one goal, 1950).
England's Top Goalscorer 1950 (4 along with Finney), 1950-51 (4 along with Milburn);
Distinctions Second/Third England player to make their debut at a Major Tournament Finals.
Youngest player to represent England at the World Cup Finals
, from their final group match in the 1950 Tournament.
Died 25 days after Bobby Smith

Beyond England

During his time as a Chelsea scout, he was a PE teacher at Bishop Stopford's School, Enfield.  Remained a West Ham United FC scout until his retirement in 1992. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p. 18.

 

Eddie Baily - Career Statistics
Parties Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
  9 5 810 5 162 min 5 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Eddie Baily - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 8 6 +2 0 0 2.667 2.00 66.7 +1
Away 5 3 2 0 13 6 +7 0 1 2.60 1.20 80.0 +3
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 9 4 4 1 21 13 +8 1 1 2.333 1.444 66.7 +3

 

Eddie Baily - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 3 4 1 18 11 +7 1 1 2.25 1.375 62.5 +2
Red 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 9 4 4 1 21 13 +8 1 1 2.333 1.444 66.7 +3

 

Eddie Baily - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
British Championship 4 2 2 0 11 6 +5 0 0 2.75 1.50 75.0 +2
Friendly 4 2 2 0 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 75.0 +2
All 9 4 4 1 21 13 +8 1 1 2.333 1.444 66.7 +3

 

Eddie Baily - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
WCF All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1950-51 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 0 0 4.00 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1951-52 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1952-53 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC Total 4 2 2 0 11 6 +5 0 0 2.75 1.50 75.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 4 2 2 0 11 6 +5 0 0 2.75 1.50 75.0 +2
All 5 2 2 1 11 7 +4 1 0 2.20 1.40  60.0 +1

Match History

 
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - nine full appearances (810 min) 5ᵍ manager: Walter Winterbottom - nine full appearances (810 min) 5ᵍx

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 24 B  
two appearances - Switzerland January 1950; Netherlands A February 1950.
 
one appearance - Italy 11 May 1950
254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estadio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW party member
B  
one appearance - Netherlands 17 May 1950
255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles   AW party member
B  
withdrawn party member - Luxembourg 21 May 1950
 
WCF
inside-leftx
256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro NW party member
257 29 June 1950 - United States 1 England 0, Estádio Independência, Belo Horizonte NL
1 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0
Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
NL   10

one of two who became the 695th players (696) to appear for England.
the 18th Tottenham Hotspur player to represent England
one of two players who became the second player to debut in a Finals match
the youngest player at the World Cup Finals tournament so far

Age 25
2 259 7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AW 43 64
86
10
3 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2
Roker Park, Sunderland
BC HW 31
40
10
4 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Fr HD   10
  

his four goals in 1950 makes him the top goalscorer (along with Tom Finney) for the year
his four goals in 1950-51 makes him the top goalscorer (along with Jackie Milburn) for the season

Age 26
5 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD 6 header 10
6 268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   10
  
270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
tour
AD unused sub
7 271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3
Praterstadion, Wien
AW   10
8 272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3
Hardturm Stadion, Zürich
AW   10

Age 27
9 273 4 October 1952 - Ireland 2 England 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AD   10
  

  

 
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