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Howard Baker

Everton FC, Chelsea FC & Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals against
two clean sheets

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 2: A 0
75% successful

1921-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Benjamin Howard Baker
Born 13 February 1892 at 4 Worcester Drive, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered as Benjamin Howard in West Derby, March 1892].
Baptised 28 March 1892 at St Margaret's Church, Anfield, Liverpool.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census. 'Howard' was the eldest of three children to Benjamin and Louisa (née Harriette), living at 48 Marlborough Road, West Derby in Liverpool.

According to the 1911 census, 'Benjamin' was helping his father in his wholesale drugs business.  Still living with parents and now four younger siblings at 48 Marlborough Road.

Married to Christiana Francis Fraser at St Anne's Church, Liverpool [registered in West Derby, December 1917].
Died 10 September 1987 in Warminster, aged 95 years 209 days [registered in Warminster, Wiltshire, September 1987].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 13st. 0lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Early in his career, Baker was a centre-half, representing Lancashire and had trials for England amateurs in that position. His career began with Marlborough Old Boys FC of Liverpool, Liverpool Balmoral FC and Northern Nomads FC. Before WW1, he was on the books at Blackburn Rovers FC and then Preston North End FC after the war. In 1920, Baker joined Liverpool FC and also began his decade-long association with Corinthians FC. Before the end of that year, he had joined Everton FC, played two league matches, until he joined Chelsea FC in October 1921. He played in 92 league matches, apparently scoring once. He returned to Everton in 1926 to for another eleven league appearances, and onto Oldham Athletic FC in 1928 for one last league appearance.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Won the AAA High Jumping title six times, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1919, 1920, 1921. Held the UK record of 6' 5" (1.956m) in 1921, which wasn't broken again until 1946. At the Northern Counties Championships, Baker won the discus in 1920 (104' 2¼"), the 120 yard hurdles (18 seconds) in 1921, the high jump from 1911-14, 1919-21. He won the Long Jump (21' 7½") in the 1920 Northern Olympic Trials. He also won the Welsh Covered Courts doubles at Lawn Tennis. He was also an international class water polo player. He also played cricket for Liverpool CC.

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 414th players (414) to appear for England. 43rd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 126, 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 29 years 96 days.
Last match No. 147, 24 October 1925, Ireland 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 33 years 254 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (ten appearances)
Distinctions Competed for Great Britain in the 1912 Stockholm and 1920 Antwerpen Olympic Games. Came sixth in the High Jump, and eighth in the Triple Jump, in the 1920 games (after coming 11th in the 1912 High Jump).

Beyond England

Baker joined the family firm of soap and chemical manufacturers and became a prominent businessman in the Liverpool area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.19/20./Sports-Reference.com

 

Howard Baker - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 0 0 min 0 2 100% 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.

 

Howard Baker - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Howard Baker - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Howard Baker - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1925-26 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Howard Baker - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 29
1 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start gk
 Club: Chelsea F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 33
2 147 24 October 1925 - Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start gk

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