Len Baker

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Len Baker
Personal information
Full name Leonard Henry Baker
Date of birth 18 November 1897
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 1979 (aged 81)
Place of death Barnsley, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1923 Blackpool 21 (0)
1923–1925 Leeds United 11 (0)
1925–1929 Barnsley 78 (1)
1929–1930 Rochdale 34 (0)
1930–1931 Nelson 7 (0)
Total 151 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Leonard Henry "Len" Baker (18 November 1897 – 1979) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.

Baker began his professional career with Bill Norman's Blackpool in 1919, during 1918-19 inter-war competitions. When Football League competition resumed the following campaign, Baker made seven appearances, in the final seven games of the season, as the Seasiders obtained a fourth-placed finish.

In 1920-21, he made twelve appearances in sporadic fashion throughout the season, before appearing once in both 1921-22 and 1922-23.

Norman's successor, Frank Buckley, chose not to retain Baker's services for the following term, and sold him to Leeds United.

Baker made eleven League appearances for the Elland Road club, before joining Barnsley in 1925. In four years with the Tykes, he made 78 League appearances, as well as scoring his only League goal.

He joined Rochdale in 1929, for whom he made 34 League appearances, and then finished his career with Nelson.


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