Charlie Baker (English footballer)

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Charlie Baker
Personal information
Full name Charles Joseph Baker[1]
Date of birth (1936-01-06) 6 January 1936 (age 84)[1]
Place of birth Turners Hill, England
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Turners Hill
Horsham
1960–1964 Brighton & Hove Albion 81 (0)
1964–1966 Aldershot 28 (0)
1966–196? Crawley Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles Joseph Baker (born 6 January 1936) is an English former footballer who made more than 100 Football League appearances playing as a goalkeeper for Brighton & Hove Albion and Aldershot.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Baker was born in Turners Hill, Sussex, in 1936.[1] He played local football while completing an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and his National Service with the RAF before joining Brighton & Hove Albion in 1960. He made 81 league appearances over four seasons, which included 18 months as regular first choice, but remained a part-time player while working for a Crawley-based engineering company. He then played a further 28 league matches for Aldershot before returning to non-league football with Crawley Town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-9521337-1-1.
  2. ^ "Charlie Baker". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Charlie Baker". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 August 2018.