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Tottenham double-winner Peter Baker dies aged 84

Published 27/01/2016

Peter Baker had a trophy-laden spell with Tottenham during his career
Peter Baker had a trophy-laden spell with Tottenham during his career

Peter Baker, a member of Tottenham's 1961 double-winning side, has died at the age of 84, the Barclays Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

A statement on the official club 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."

Right-back Baker was born in Hampstead, north London and joined Spurs in June 1949 and went on to make 342 appearances.

Baker was an integral part of Bill Nicholson's 1961 squad, which became the first team since Aston Villa in 1896-97 to win both 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 in the summer of 1965 when he emigrated to Durban in South Africa.

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