Joe Baker

Date of birth17 July 1940
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityEnglish
PositionCentre forward

The first player to be capped by England whilst playing outside of the Football League, typical of his flamboyant character, Joe arrived at Highbury via Hibernian in Scotland and Torino in Italy. Signed by new Gunners boss Billy Wright for £72,500 in 1962, the natural-born crowd pleaser netted 100 goals in 156 Arsenal appearances. A Liverpudlian with a Scottish accent, although unpredictable, his commitment could never be questioned. Nottingham Forest and Sunderland also benefited from his remarkable skills before he made an emotional return to Hibs in 1971.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Aug 1962 01 Mar 1966
Nottingham Forest 01 Mar 1966 01 Jul 1969

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1962-63 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2
1962-63 Arsenal League Division One 39
29
1963-64 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
1963-64 Arsenal Fairs Cup 2
3
1963-64 Arsenal League Division One 39
26
1964-65 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1964-65 Arsenal League Division One 42
25
1965-66 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1965-66 Arsenal League Division One 24
13


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Aug 1962 Leyton Orient v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
21 Aug 1962 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1962 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1962 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1962 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1962 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1962 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1962 Fulham v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
22 Sep 1962 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1962 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1962 Arsenal v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1962 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-4 League Division One
03 Nov 1962 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 5-5 League Division One
10 Nov 1962 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1962 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1962 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1962 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 3-1 League Division One
01 Dec 1962 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
08 Dec 1962 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1962 Arsenal v Leyton Orient W 2-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1963 Arsenal v Oxford United W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Feb 1963 Leicester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1963 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 League Division One
23 Feb 1963 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
02 Mar 1963 West Ham United v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
09 Mar 1963 Arsenal v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
12 Mar 1963 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
16 Mar 1963 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
23 Mar 1963 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1963 Arsenal v Everton W 4-3 League Division One
30 Mar 1963 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1963 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1963 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1963 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 3-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1963 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
15 Apr 1963 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1963 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
24 Apr 1963 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
06 May 1963 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
11 May 1963 Arsenal v Burnley L 2-3 League Division One
14 May 1963 Arsenal v Fulham W 3-0 League Division One
18 May 1963 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
24 Aug 1963 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 League Division One
27 Aug 1963 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 3-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1963 Leicester City v Arsenal L 7-2 League Division One
04 Sep 1963 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1963 Fulham v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
21 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1963 Staevnet v Arsenal W 1-7 Fairs Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 1963 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
02 Oct 1963 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 6-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1963 Stoke City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 4-4 League Division One
19 Oct 1963 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-2 League Division One
02 Nov 1963 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
05 Nov 1963 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 4-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1963 Arsenal v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division One
13 Nov 1963 Arsenal v Liège D 1-1 Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg
16 Nov 1963 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
23 Nov 1963 Arsenal v Blackpool W 5-3 League Division One
30 Nov 1963 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Everton W 6-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1963 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
21 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1963 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
04 Jan 1964 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1964 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1964 Arsenal v Fulham D 2-2 League Division One
25 Jan 1964 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1964 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
01 Feb 1964 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-2 League Division One
15 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1964 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
22 Feb 1964 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
29 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
07 Mar 1964 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1964 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-4 League Division One
30 Mar 1964 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
04 Apr 1964 Blackpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1964 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1964 Liverpool v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1964 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1964 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1964 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1964 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1964 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1964 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1964 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1964 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1964 Leicester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
26 Sep 1964 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
06 Oct 1964 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 League Division One
10 Oct 1964 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1964 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1964 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1964 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1964 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
11 Nov 1964 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1964 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1964 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1964 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
05 Dec 1964 Fulham v Arsenal W 3-4 League Division One
12 Dec 1964 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
19 Dec 1964 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1964 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1964 Stoke City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1965 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1965 Darlington v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1965 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1965 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1965 Peterborough United v Arsenal L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1965 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
20 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Fulham W 2-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1965 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1965 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1965 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1965 West Ham United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1965 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1965 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1965 Blackpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1965 Arsenal v Blackpool W 3-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1965 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1965 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1965 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1965 Northampton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1965 Burnley v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
04 Sep 1965 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
07 Sep 1965 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1965 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1965 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1965 Everton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1965 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1965 Arsenal v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1965 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1965 Arsenal v Fulham W 2-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1965 Blackpool v Arsenal L 5-3 League Division One
23 Oct 1965 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1965 Leicester City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 Nov 1965 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 6-2 League Division One
13 Nov 1965 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1965 Arsenal v West Ham United W 3-2 League Division One
04 Dec 1965 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 3-3 League Division One
27 Dec 1965 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1965 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 5-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1966 Fulham v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1966 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
15 Jan 1966 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1966 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1958-59 England Under-23 2
1959-60 England British Home Championship 2
1
1959-60 England International Friendly 3
1959-60 England Under-23 2
3
1960-61 England Under-23 1
1
1962-63 England Under-23 1
1965-66 England British Home Championship 1
1
1965-66 England International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Sep 1958 England v Poland W 4-1 U23
15 Oct 1958 England v Czechoslovakia W 3-0 U23
11 Nov 1959 England v France W 2-0 U23
18 Nov 1959 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Home Championship
16 Mar 1960 England v Netherlands W 5-2 U23
09 Apr 1960 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
11 May 1960 England v Yugoslavia D 3-3 International Friendly
15 May 1960 Spain v England L 3-0 International Friendly
22 May 1960 Hungary v England L 2-0 International Friendly
09 Nov 1960 England v Italy D 1-1 U23
21 Mar 1963 England v Yugoslavia D 0-0 U23
10 Nov 1965 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Home Championship
08 Dec 1965 Spain v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jan 1966 England v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.