Happy Boxing Day 34th Birthday Bakes!!

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18 CARL BAKER

Bakes in the Sky Blue

CCFPA would like to send birthday greetings to the popular former wholehearted Sky Blues captain and midfielder Carl Baker. Born in Prescot, Merseyside 34 years ago on Boxing Day 1982 Carl now plys his trade with Portsmouth FC the attacking midfielder has scored 6 goals in his 22 games for Pompey so far this season.

Carl spent just over four and a half years with the Sky Blues making 182 appearances in all competitions and scoring 28 goals, having previously played for both Southport and Morecambe and joined Coventry City from Stockport in January 2010. He moved from the Ricoh to MK Dons in September 2014 and contributed 15 goals in his 72 appearances for the Dons before moving to the South coast at the beginning of this season

During his spell with Coventry City he became one of our most popular and committed players and has always been a huge supporter of CCFPA, for example, entering a team and playing in more than one Golf Day. Carl will be remembered for his skill on the ball and wholehearted commitment to the Sky Blues team, Club and community. Carl raises considerable funds for charity particularly leukaemia and lymphoma research and continues to follow the Sky Blues fortunes, attending games at the Ricoh when his commitments permit.

Happy Birthday Carl. We hope you are having a great day today and do well this afternoon (along with fellow member Michael Doyle) in the Pompey side in their League two fixture at Newport County! We certainly hope to see Bakes at future CCFPA events and functions when his playing obligations permit.

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