Tommy Baldwin 1945-2024
Posted on 2nd February 2024
Maidenhead United were saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Magpies Player-Assistant Manager Tommy Baldwin at the age of 78 after a long illness.
Gateshead-born Tommy started his professional career at Arsenal in 1962, scoring the Gunners first ever goal in the EFL Cup prior to joining Chelsea in part-exchange for George Graham in 1966. At Stamford Bridge, free-scoring Baldwin scored 92 goals in 239 games and picked up an FA Cup winners medal in 1970 and a European Cup Winners Cup winners medal the following year. A fan favourite at the Bridge, he later played for Millwall, Manchester United, Seattle Sounders and Brentford, joining the coaching staff with the latter. Baldwin gained England recognition aged 22 at Under-23 level on a summer 1968 tour when he was selected by manager Bill Nicholson against Italy and Germany.
Baldwin was persuaded to join former Blues team-mate John Dempsey’s coaching staff at York Road in the summer of 1981, the former Ireland international appointing Tommy as player-assistant manager. Baldwin started 8 games for the Magpies in 1981/82 and was named as a substitute a further 5 times.
Maidenhead United sends its condolences to the family and friends of Tommy Baldwin.
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