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Hibernian Player Joe Baker Details

Baker, Joe

PositionForward
Date of Birth17/07/1940
Place of BirthLiverpool
NationalityEnglish
Signed FromArmadale Thistle
Sold ToRaith Rovers
Other ClubsTorino, Nottingham Forest, Sunderland
Games Played194 [Show all]
Games Started193
Games On As Sub1
Goals158
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards1
DebutVs Airdrieonians (1878-2002) on 14/08/1957 in League Cup (A 1-4)
Age on Debut17 Years and 28 Days
First GoalVs Queen's Park on 12/10/1957 in Scottish League (H 2-0)
Age at First Goal17 Years and 87 Days


Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1971/197210 (1)43 (0)25 (0)30 (0)018 (1)9
1970/197111 (0)84 (0)00 (0)00 (0)015 (0)8
1960/196133 (0)215 (0)116 (0)65 (0)649 (0)44
1959/196033 (0)423 (0)26 (0)20 (0)042 (0)46
1958/195927 (0)253 (0)06 (0)50 (0)036 (0)30
1957/195825 (0)147 (0)71 (0)00 (0)033 (0)21
Totals139 (1)11425 (0)2224 (0)165 (0)6193 (1)158


Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
15/04/1972NeutralScottish Cup (Semi Final)RangersDrawn1-1
08/04/1972HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 31)St JohnstoneWon7-1
03/04/1972AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 30)KilmarnockDrawn1-1
25/03/1972HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 29)Partick ThistleWon3-0
18/03/1972HomeScottish Cup (R5)AberdeenWon2-0


Last 5 Games As A Used Sub

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
19/02/1972AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 25)FalkirkWon3-2


Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
08/04/1972HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 31)St JohnstoneWon7-1
25/03/1972HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 29)Partick ThistleWon3-0
18/03/1972HomeScottish Cup (R5)AberdeenWon2-0
26/02/1972HomeScottish Cup (R4)Airdrieonians (1878-2002)Won2-0
19/02/1972AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 25)FalkirkWon3-2


Last 5 Games Red Carded

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
30/01/1971AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 23)St MirrenLost1-3


Current Comments

7 comments so far (post your own)

Just a note, Baker may have played for England, but he was Scottish.
He was born in England due to his father who was in the navy.
His father and Mother were both Scottish and Joe only spent 6 weeks of his life in England.

Posted by Hattrick Baker on 18/07/2010 - 20:31

Joe was born in Vale Road, Woolton , Liverpool, but left, Does anybody know why?

Posted by Joe Baker on 26/07/2010 - 21:58

Joe Baker was a phenomenal striker for Hibs ; - he had already clocked up over 100 league goals by the time he left for Torino in 1961.

Had he stayed at the club during his peak years he would easily have eclipsed Reilly's record of 187.

Still holds the record for most league goals in a season - 42 in 1959/60.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 30/08/2010 - 14:10

The finest centre forward to have played for England and had Walter Winterbottom not been replaced by Sir Alfred may have gone on to have won a World Cup Medal in1966. If my memory serves me correctly I think Alt only wanted real Englishman in his teams.

Posted by little john on 27/05/2012 - 04:35

International appearances - 8 England caps -

(Hibernian) 1959/60 - Vs Ireland, Scotland, Yugoslavia, Spain, Hungary;

(Arsenal) 1965/66 - Ireland, Spain, Poland.


Source :- "Playfair Football Annual 1969-70" Edited by James Bailey.


(edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 26/08/2014 - 01:19

Joe Baker shares the post-war record for the highest League scorer in a season, in Scottish League Division One, with Alexander Harley (Third Lanark). Both scored 42 - Baker in 1959/60 and Harley in 1960/61.


Source :- "RSSSF" by Alan Brown.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 13/11/2014 - 00:55

I saw Joe play many times during his time at Forest

A wonderful player and most under rated by history.

Should have been in the final 1966 world cup squad and in my opinion; in the team.

Posted by Steve Brader on 11/03/2015 - 23:20

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