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Alf Baker

Arsenal FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
0% successful

1927

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Alfred Baker
Born 27 April 1898 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire [registered in Ilkeston, June 1898].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the two year-old Alfred, the youngest of five children to Aaron and Elizabeth (née Beardsley), all lived at 21 Durham Street in Ilkeston.  His father was a coal hewer.

According to the 1911 census, Alfred had five younger siblings as well as his four older ones. They had moved home, however, to 10 Durham Street, Ilkeston.

Died 1 April 1955, aged 56 years 339 days [registered in Bromley, London, June 1956].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 7lbs [1919], 5' 8", 12st. 6lbs [1927].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Ilkeston before joining clubs such as Cossall St. Catherine's FC, Long Eaton FC, Eastwood Rangers FC and Ilkeston Town FC. He became a prominent figure as he guested during the war with various clubs such as Chesterfield FC, Crystal Palace FC and Huddersfield Town AFC. He also played for the Royal Navy. He joined The Arsenal FC on 29 May 1919, where he remained until his retirement in May 1931, after 310 league appearances and 23 goals, becoming Captain for a while, before Herbert Chapman came in and gave the captaincy to Charlie Buchan.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1926-27, winners 1929-30;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Brother of Jim Baker (Leeds United AFC)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 524th player (526) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match No. 158, 28 November 1927, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Turf Moor, Brunshaw Bottom, Burnley, aged 29 years 215 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A one-time miner, he worked as a groundsman for a London sports club after leaving the game, as well as scouting for Arsenal FC - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.19.

 

Alf Baker - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alf Baker - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Alf Baker - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Alf Baker - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 29
1 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley BC HL Start rh

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