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Clive Baker

Personal information
Date of birth14 March 1959(age 57)
Place of birthNorth Walsham, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Clive Baker (born 14 March 1959) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Norwich City, Barnsley and Coventry City in the Football League and for Ipswich Town in the Premier League.

Baker was born in North Walsham, Norfolk. He began his career at Norwich City in July 1977 appearing 14 times in his 7 years at the club. From Norwich he moved to Barnsley where he again played for seven years, this time racking up 291 appearances and twice winning the club's Player of the Year award. He was transferred to Coventry City in August 1991, and a year later, without having appeared for Coventry's Football League team, he moved to his final club, Ipswich Town. He retired from professional football in the 1994 95 season as one of only a few to play for both Ipswich Town and Norwich City. After his retirement from football he moved into a job in the insurance industry in London.

Baker was for thirteen years in the same school class at Sheringham Primary School and then at Paston School as controversial British Ambassador Craig Murray. The two were friends. They were also in thesame class at Paston as Stephen Fry.

Baker captained England schoolboys at both cricket and football. Norwich City were uncertain whether to sign him as a goalkeeper or midfielder. He currently plays in goal for The Football Ramble 5 - A - Side team. In 2011 clive came out of retirement & made his debut in goal for PSV Mindblowin in Chantry Monday 5's league, earning the MOM award on his debut

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