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Double-winning Tottenham defender Peter Baker dies aged 84

Former Tottenham defender Peter Baker, part of the club's legendary Double-winning side of 1961, has died aged 84.

Born in Hampstead, London, in 1931, Baker joined Spurs in 1952 and went on to make 299 league appearances for the North London club, scoring three times.

He was a mainstay at right-back for Bill Nicholson's 1961 league and FA Cup winners and he helped Spurs to retain the FA Cup the following year. 

In 1963, Baker won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with Spurs and he remained a regular under Nicholson until the 1963-64 season, when he was replaced by Cyril Knowles.

He left Spurs in 1965 to join South African outfit Durban United and remained in the country after retiring from the game in 1970.


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