Baker, Charles ‘Charlie’

Inside-forward.

Born: Stafford, 10 February 1870; Died: 1940.

Career: Stafford Rangers 1887, Stoke 1888, Wolves 1891, Stoke 1893, Southampton St. Mary 1894, Stafford Rangers 1896.

‘Neat dribbler’ Charlie Baker started his career with his home town club Stafford Rangers and signed for Stoke in 1888. He made his Football League debut at Accrington on 20 April 1889. Charlie went onto make 17 appearances for the Pottiers club before they failed to gain re-election to the Football League in 1890.

Following his transfer to Wolves in 1891 he immediately became a first team regular. After making his bow at Sunderland he netted on his home debut again against Accrington.

He returned to Stoke in 1893 and made a further four appearances before transferring to the south coast with Southampton St. Mary. He returned to his native Stafford to assist his home town club before hanging up his boots. A Shoemaker by trade he was presented with a gold watch when he left Southampton. Baker who made a total of 47 appearances for Wolves netting 11 goals help the club lift the Birmingham Cup and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Charity Cup in 1892. Football League Appearances: 66, Goals: 8.

First Team

Debut: Debut: Sunderland (a) 5/9/1891.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1891/92 24 5 4 4 4 1 32 10
1892/93 13 1 13 1
Total 37 6 4 4 4 1 45 11
Reserves

Debut: Smethwich Carriage Works (H) 15/10/92.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1892/93 1 1
Total 1 1