In Memory: Colin Baker
Cardiff City Football Club has been saddened to learn of the passing of Colin Baker at the age of 86.
Colin's contribution on the pitch was a hallmark of Cardiff City's post-war years. A one-club man having joined the Bluebirds as an amateur in 1953, Baker is regarded as perhaps the finest wing-half in the Club's history, making a total of 328 competitive appearances across a 13-year spell at Ninian Park.
Aside from a historic promotion to the First Division in 1960, Cardiff-born Baker's honours included a total of four Welsh Cups won for his hometown team, alongside seven full international caps earned while playing for Wales. The first of these caps was significant for both himself and his country, as he played for the full 90 minutes against Mexico in the 1958 World Cup.
Following the end of his playing career, Colin continued to be involved with his beloved Cardiff City, in later years running the club's lottery alongside former teammate Derek Tapscott.
The thoughts of all of us at the club are with Colin's friends and family at this terribly difficult time. Forever a Bluebird, may he rest in peace.