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Chelsea FC Profile: Benjamin Baker

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Full Name: Benjamin Howard Baker

Born: Saturday, 13th February 1892
Place of birth: Liverpool, England
Height: 6' 2"
Died: Thursday, 10th September 1987 (aged 95)
Place of death: Warminster, Wiltshire, England
Burial: Cremated - Salisbury Crematorium, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Remembered in their book of condolences

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1921 to 1926

Playing Career:

Corinthians (UK) (A)
Northern Nomads (A)
Everton (A)
Preston North End (A)
Liverpool (A)
Chelsea (A) (Jul 1921 to Jun 1926) - cost: unknown

* (A) = Amateur

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 15th October 1921, Newcastle United 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 29 years 8 months 2 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 28th November 1925, The Wednesday 4 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1921 / 22 23100024
1922 / 23 17000017
1923 / 24 11000011
1924 / 25 28000028
1925 / 26 13000013


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1921 / 22 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benjamin Baker made 93 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League15th Oct 1921Newcastle United10Chelsea40,000 match lost
League22nd Oct 1921Burnley50Chelsea15,000 match lost
League29th Oct 1921Chelsea41Burnley35,000 match won
League5th Nov 1921Chelsea02Sheffield United30,000 match lost
League12th Nov 1921Sheffield United12Chelsea20,000 match won
League19th Nov 1921Chelsea10Bradford City35,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League26th Nov 1921Bradford City01Chelsea15,000 match won
League10th Dec 1921Preston North End20Chelsea25,000 match lost
League17th Dec 1921Tottenham Hotspur00Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League24th Dec 1921Chelsea12Tottenham Hotspur60,000 match lost
League26th Dec 1921Middlesbrough01Chelsea30,000 match won
League31st Dec 1921Chelsea02Arsenal50,000 match lost
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1922Chelsea24West Bromwich Albion32,800 match lost
League14th Jan 1922Arsenal10Chelsea40,000 match lost
League18th Jan 1922Chelsea03Bolton Wanderers15,000 match lost
League21st Jan 1922Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea20,000 match won
League11th Feb 1922Chelsea10Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
League25th Feb 1922Chelsea10Cardiff City65,000 match won
League4th Mar 1922West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea11,026 match drawn
League11th Mar 1922Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion30,000 match drawn
League18th Mar 1922Chelsea00Manchester City40,000 match drawn
League25th Mar 1922Manchester City00Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1922Chelsea10Everton30,000 match won
League8th Apr 1922Everton23Chelsea30,000 match won
League26th Aug 1922Chelsea11Birmingham40,000 match drawn
League28th Aug 1922Stoke12Chelsea20,000 match won
League2nd Sep 1922Birmingham01Chelsea35,000 match won
League4th Sep 1922Chelsea32Stoke20,000 match won
League9th Sep 1922Chelsea11Middlesbrough40,000 match drawn
League16th Sep 1922Middlesbrough21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League23rd Sep 1922Chelsea40Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
League30th Sep 1922Oldham Athletic20Chelsea20,000 match lost
League7th Oct 1922Chelsea00Sheffield United35,000 match drawn
League14th Oct 1922Sheffield United02Chelsea25,000 match won
League21st Oct 1922Chelsea13Sunderland38,000 match lost
League28th Oct 1922Sunderland11Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League4th Nov 1922Preston North End20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Nov 1922Burnley10Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Nov 1922Chelsea01Burnley25,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1922Chelsea22Huddersfield Town25,000 match drawn
League9th Dec 1922Huddersfield Town30Chelsea15,000 match lost
League1st Mar 1924West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea11,485 match drawn
League5th Mar 1924Notts County00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League12th Mar 1924Chelsea00West Bromwich Albion28,000 match drawn
League15th Mar 1924Chelsea11Birmingham34,000 match drawn
League22nd Mar 1924Birmingham10Chelsea25,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1924Manchester City10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1924Newcastle United21Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1924Chelsea21Liverpool35,000 match won
League19th Apr 1924Chelsea10Newcastle United30,000 match won
League26th Apr 1924Chelsea41Sunderland24,000 match won
League30th Apr 1924Chelsea31Manchester City40,000 match won
League30th Aug 1924Chelsea10Coventry City35,000 match won
League1st Sep 1924Leicester City40Chelsea25,000 match lost
League6th Sep 1924Oldham Athletic05Chelsea9,993 match won
League8th Sep 1924Chelsea40Leicester City32,000 match won
League13th Sep 1924Chelsea00The Wednesday35,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1924Clapton Orient00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1924Stoke10Chelsea8,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1924Chelsea22Crystal Palace42,000 match drawn
League4th Oct 1924Southampton00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League11th Oct 1924Chelsea00Fulham40,000 match drawn
League18th Oct 1924Chelsea11Stockport County35,000 match drawn
League25th Oct 1924Portsmouth00Chelsea24,000 match drawn
League1st Nov 1924Chelsea10Hull City8,500 match won
League29th Nov 1924Chelsea30Bradford City28,000 match won
League6th Dec 1924Port Vale11Chelsea11,975 match drawn
League13th Dec 1924Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,000 match won
League20th Dec 1924Barnsley33Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League27th Dec 1924Coventry City03Chelsea6,000 match won
League3rd Jan 1925Chelsea41Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
League17th Jan 1925The Wednesday21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League24th Jan 1925Chelsea11Clapton Orient35,000 match drawn
League14th Feb 1925Fulham12Chelsea30,000 match won
League21st Feb 1925Stockport County40Chelsea12,000 match lost
League14th Mar 1925Chelsea30Blackpool27,000 match won
League1st Apr 1925Crystal Palace10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League4th Apr 1925Bradford City20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1925Chelsea01Barnsley20,000 match lost
League27th Apr 1925Chelsea21Stoke25,000 match won
League29th Aug 1925Chelsea20Bradford City31,443 match won
League31st Aug 1925Nottingham Forest15Chelsea9,981 match won
League5th Sep 1925Port Vale06Chelsea12,801 match won
League7th Sep 1925Chelsea00Nottingham Forest22,352 match drawn
League12th Sep 1925Chelsea32Barnsley35,161 match won
League19th Sep 1925Clapton Orient12Chelsea15,538 match won
League26th Sep 1925Chelsea40Fulham49,379 match won
League3rd Oct 1925Chelsea40Hull City47,428 match won
League10th Oct 1925Darlington11Chelsea16,217 match drawn
League17th Oct 1925South Shields00Chelsea11,805 match drawn
League31st Oct 1925Oldham Athletic11Chelsea15,531 match drawn
League21st Nov 1925Chelsea13Swansea Town43,827 match lost
League28th Nov 1925The Wednesday41Chelsea23,827 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benjamin Baker made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Benjamin Baker made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Birth & Baptism records have him with the surname 'Baker'. Also, 1911 census and 1939 census have just 'Baker' However his cremation book of remembrance entry has him hyphenated as surname 'Howard-Baker'.

Ben passed away at Henford House Nursing Home in Warminster

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Chelsea FC Player Benjamin Baker

Games Won: 37
Win Percentage: 39.78%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 93 appearances, Benjamin Baker played alongside the following 46 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Armstrong (5)
James Ashford (2)
Fred Barrett (14)
Dr John Barr Bell (22)
Walter Bennett (1)
Baishe Bower (9)
Willie Brown (28)
David Cameron (28)
Sid Castle (5)
Jack Cock (25)
Jackie Crawford (40)
Jimmy Croal (14)
George Dale (4)
Bernard Duffy (1)
Ted Ferguson (1)
Willie Ferguson (39)
Jim Ferris (3)
Bill Finlayson (1)
Harry Ford (30)
Jimmy Frew (18)
Jack Harrow (77)
William Haywood (12)
Frank Hoddinott (21)
Richard Jenkins (4)
Joe Langton (1)
Fred Linfoot (5)
Ken McKenzie (16)
Bobby McNeil (72)
Tommy Meehan (38)
Nils Middelboe (3)
Harold Miller (25)
Leslie Odell (2)
Seth Plum (15)
John Priestley (46)
George Rodgers (15)
Arthur Sales (5)
Buchanan Sharp (23)
George Smith (81)
Stephen Smith (17)
George Stone (13)
Albert Thain (18)
Bob Turnbull (18)
Joe Ward (2)
William Whitton (14)
Harry Wilding (57)
Andy Wilson (40)