LONDON: Peter Baker, steady rightback in Tottenham’s 1961 League and FA Cup double-winning side, has died at 84.
The Hampstead-born right-back joined Spurs in June 1949 and went on to make 342 appearances for the Londoners.
Baker was an integral part of Bill Nicholson’s 1961 squad, which became the first team since Aston Villa in 1896-97 to win the league title and FA Cup in the same season.
After helping Spurs retain the FA Cup the following season, and then win the 1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup, Baker left White Hart Lane.
He emigrated to Durban in South Africa in 1965.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former Double-winning right-back Peter Baker who passed away following illness earlier this morning. He was 84.”