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Ben-Howard Baker

Ben-Howard Baker

Clubs played for: Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Liverpool, Corinthian, Everton, Chelsea, Everton, Oldham Athletic (1913-1929)

Born: 1892

Birthplace: Aigburth, Liverpool

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: An amateur throughout his football career, Baker represented Great Britain in the Triple Jump and High Jump at the 1912 and 1920 Olympic Games. He won six AAA titles in the High Jump and held the British record. Is still the only goalkeeper to have scored for the club, his goal coming against Bradford City in 1921. Joined the family firm of soap and chemical manufacturers and became a prominent businessman in the Liverpool area. Died in Warminster in September 1997 aged 95.

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