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Tommy Baldwin

Tommy Baldwin

Clubs played for: Wrekenton Juniors, Arsenal, Chelsea, Millwall (loan), Manchester United (loan), Gravesend & Northfleet, Seattle Sounders, Brentford (1962-1978)

Born: 1945

Birthplace: Gateshead

Position: Midfielder/forward

Biography: England Under 23 international, who was a part of the Chelsea 'glory years' team of the seventies. Arrived at Stamford Bridge in a swap deal for George Graham and made an immediate impact scoring the first of 17 goals in his first season on his debut against Manchester City in October 1966. He was part of the Blues' first ever FA Cup Final success against Leeds United in 1970 and then was in the team that recorded the Cup Winners Cup Final victory over Real Madrid. After this, he was unable to hold down a regular first team place. As a result, in September 1975, was deemed surplus to requirements by Dave Sexton and handed a free transfer. He now lives just down the road in Fulham and has worked in property development and the media and enjoys playing lots of golf. (Won the F.A. Cup and European Cup Winners Cup medals with Chelsea).

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Baldwin, Tommy I knew Tommy & Pete Baldwin through living near by in Low Fell. We weren't mates but always had a drink when we met up. I joined the the Navy in early 60s, and while on leave in 67, met Tommy in the pub on the Fell. He was home from Chelsea & was "ready to rock". He had a white car outside so we headed to the Toon & went "trapping". After no luck in the pubs & Oxford, we ended up in the Cavendish Club. He told the bouncer I was Charlie Cooke,(I hid my Buddy Holly specs in me jacket). We tried trapping but ended up losing a stack of dosh at the tables! We ended up broke & peed off! Tommy dropped me yem, met him for a debrief pint in the Beacon next day, with my cousins, the Clinton Boys, then went our separate ways. Never met up again. Tommy was fun, kind & is a great guy, stay well Marra.
09-03-22 Peter Icke

Baldwin, Tommy I became a 7 year old Chelsea fan not long after Tommy Baldwin came from Arsenal and Charlie Cooke from Dundee. After Peter Osgood returned from injury Chelsea had an incredibly fluid attack Bobby Tambling (still our record league goalscorer) on the left Ossie in the centre and Tommy on the right. That was total football will Cooke and Hollins making the plays.

Before lockdown Tommy Baldwin and Bobby Tambling were regular guests at Stamford Bridge, usually found in the Under The Bridge club before games.
24-04-21 Brian Naghten

Baldwin, Tommy Tommy is a legend to any boy like me who grew up in the 1960s following Chelsea. The team were notoriously inconsistent. They would beat Man Utd one week and lose at Burnley the next. But that didn't stop that group of players being the most loved of all. They all had charisma and star quality in spades. Baldwin was the rock in that team.

A player I will never forget. He always had a smile and played the game in a great spirit.

04-09-20 Guy Nicholls

Baldwin, Tommy Did Tommy go to St Aidans in Sunderland?

Baldwin, Tommy Tommy scored the first goal I saw live for Chelsea in 1973 v Everton at the Bridge.Ossie scored the other 2 in a 3 1 victory. Never forget it. Coincidentally Tommy now lives in Eastbourne home town.
10-03-20 Chris Ferguson

Baldwin, Tommy He lived with my family in Avenal Road opposite the Arsenal stadium.. .. I’ve very found memories of him. He was kind & looked out for me. He took me to Chelsea’s matches & a small pub safer the game. Where is he now?

07-11-19 Suzanne Hoy

Baldwin, Tommy My father George Baldwin told me he had a cousin who played for Chelsea name of Thomas got to be him.
24-10-19 Alan Baldwin

Baldwin, Tommy 'Sponge' was never the most talented of the 'Kings Road' group of Chelsea players that included David Webb, Peter Osgood and Alan Hudson but he always gave 110% and was a firm favourite with the fans

BALDWIN, Tommy I used to play snooker in Low Fell Snooker Hall with Tommy and his brother Peter when I was about 18 (1964). He was a good lad and never forgot his old haunts. Born and bred in Wrekenton I believe. Took advantage of telling anyone who would listen that I knew him. Well done local hero.
Terry Bell

Baldwin, Tommy I'm pretty sure my dad Peter knew Tommy back in the late 70's/80's ....when my dad lived in tooting, i remember going to his house with my dad on one occasion and finding a football that i wanted to play with,but this one had all the team signatures on it and obviously i was only allowed to hold it and look it rather than kick it about , haha ..ill never forget that ,i was only about 5 years old

Baldwin, Tommy I was a die hard Chelsea fan when I lived in London during 60's and 7o's. I remeber Tommy Baldwin as being one of the toughest players. Other memory of Tommy I have is when he became a big news in Tabloids for his affair with actor Michael Crawford's wife. I don't know how it all ended because I left England in late 70's but still continuing to be a Chelsea fan.

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