Chris Baird

Born: February 25, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Nationality: Northern Ireland flag Northern Irish

Position: Centre-back
Chris Baird in action for West Brom on August 26, 2014
Career History
Youth1998-2001Southampton
Senior2001-2007Southampton
→ 2003Walsall (loan)
→ 2004Watford (loan)
2007-2013Fulham
2013-2014Reading
2014Burnley
2014-2015West Bromwich Albion
2015-Derby County
→ 2016Fulham (loan)
International2003-Northern Ireland
Sports Mole has 144 articles about Chris Baird. Articles 1 to 40:
A new picture of Gary Rowett, in charge of Birmingham City on November 30, 2016
Result: Matej Vydra earns Derby County point at Craven Cottage
Matej Vydra cancels out Oliver Norwood's first-half opener as Derby County recover to earn a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
Nov 18, 19:25
Chris Baird in action for Derby on July 18, 2015
Derby County to extend contracts for Darren Bent, Chris Baird
Derby County announce that Darren Bent and Chris Baird will be offered 12-month contract extensions.
Apr 26, 12:56
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on October 3, 2015
Result: Wes Morgan rescues FA Cup replay for Leicester City with late header
Leicester City score late on to earn a 2-2 draw with East Midlands rivals Derby County in their FA Cup fourth-round meeting at the iPro Stadium.
Jan 27, 21:48
Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty (C) celebrates scoring against Hungary during a qualification match for EURO 2016 between Hungary and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
Team News: Kyle Lafferty starts against Poland after injury scare
Kyle Lafferty recovers from an injury scare and will start Northern Ireland's opening Euro 2016 game against Poland.
Jun 12, 16:18
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty in action against Azerbaijan on November 14, 2012
Result: Clinical Northern Ireland make it 11 games without defeat by seeing off Belarus
Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0 at Windsor Park in their final home match before Euro 2016, courtesy of goals from Kyle Lafferty, Conor Washington and Will Grigg.
May 27, 21:33
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Preview: Wales vs. Northern Ireland
Sports Mole looks ahead to Thursday's Euro 2016 warm-up clash between home nations Wales and Northern Ireland in Cardiff.
Mar 23, 16:04
Chris Baird in action for Derby on July 18, 2015
Chris Baird joins Fulham on loan
Chris Baird returns to Fulham on loan from Derby County for the rest of the season.
Feb 18, 16:40
Tom Ince for Derby County on February 10, 2015
Result: Tom Ince nets hat-trick as Derby County hit four past Bristol City
Playmaker Tom Ince fires in a hat-trick as Derby County score four unanswered goals during their home encounter against Bristol City.
Dec 15, 22:10
A general view of the KC Stadium during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Hull City and Leyton Orient at the KC Stadium on January 5, 2013
Preview: Hull City vs. Derby County
Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday night's Championship match as two of the promotion favourites, Hull City and Derby County, clash at the KC Stadium.
Nov 26, 14:18
Chris Baird in action for Derby on July 18, 2015
Chris Baird happy to bide his time at Derby County
Chris Baird says that he will 'bide his time' at Derby in pursuit of a regular starting spot, having been restricted to two substitute appearances over the past month.
Nov 16, 12:58
Paddy McNair of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Chris Baird: 'Paddy McNair has fantastic future'
Northern Ireland's Chris Baird believes that compatriot Paddy McNair has a "fantastic" future, but warns him against becoming known as a utility player.
Nov 11, 19:59
Northern Ireland's midfielder Steven Davis (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group F football match between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Octobe
Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Latvia
Sports Mole previews Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 warm-up game at home to Latvia.
Nov 10, 22:44
Chris Martin for Derby County on October 25, 2014
Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. Derby County
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and Derby County at Ewood Park.
Oct 20, 18:37
Craig Cathcart of Northern Ireland is mobbed after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying match between Finland and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
Result: 1-1 draw with Finland secures top spot for Northern Ireland in Group F
Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland take a point away to Finland to ensure they finish as Group F winners.
Oct 11, 18:52
Craig Cathcart of Northern Ireland is mobbed after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying match between Finland and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
Half-Time Report: Craig Cathcart heads Northern Ireland in front against Finland
Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland take a one-goal lead into half time against Finland thanks to a headed effort from Watford defender Craig Cathcart.
Oct 11, 17:48
Northern Ireland's midfielder Kyle Lafferty celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 group F qualifying gootball match between Greece and Northern Ireland at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on October 14, 20
Team News: Kyle Lafferty returns for Northern Ireland as O'Neill makes three changes
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill makes three changes for his side's final qualifying game, as Kyle Lafferty returns up front in place of Josh Magennis.
Oct 11, 16:13
Craig Cathcart of Northern Ireland scores the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying match between Finland and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
Live Commentary: Finland 1-1 Northern Ireland - as it happened
Relive the action from Helsinki as Northern Ireland secured top spot in Group F after a 1-1 draw against Finland with Sports Mole's full text commentary.
Oct 11, 16:00
Steve Davis (L) of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Preview: Finland vs. Northern Ireland
Sports Mole previews all of the Euro 2016 qualifying action as Finland welcome already-qualified Northern Ireland to the Helsingin Olympiastadion.
Oct 9, 16:50
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Team News: Josh Magennis leads line for Northern Ireland in place of suspended Kyle Lafferty
Josh Magennis leads the line for Northern Ireland in place of Kyle Lafferty for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Windsor Park.
Oct 8, 18:52
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on the touchline during the World Cup qualifier against Portugal on September 6, 2013
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill confident of coping without Jonny Evans
Michael O'Neill insists that his Northern Ireland squad "is stronger now" than any time he's been in charge after Jonny Evans was ruled out for the match against Greece.
Oct 7, 15:32
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Greece
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 qualifying clash between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park.
Oct 6, 22:50
Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on September 19, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Report: Jonny Evans pulls out of Northern Ireland squad
A report claims that West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans will play no part in Northern Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 double-header next week due to injury.
Oct 4, 11:35
Paul Clement manager of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Middlesbrough at Pride Park Stadium on August 18, 2015
Team News: Derby County make three changes against Brentford
Derby County manager Paul Clement makes three changes for the Championship meeting with Brentford.
Oct 3, 14:07
Johnny Russell of Derby County celebrates after he scores his teams opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on August 21, 2015
Preview: Derby County vs. Brentford
Sports Mole previews the Championship match between Derby County and Brentford at the iPro Stadium.
Oct 1, 15:56
Jamie Ward for Derby County on January 17, 2015
Jamie Ward returns to Northern Ireland squad for final Euro 2016 qualifiers
Michael O'Neill names his Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland, with Jamie Ward returning after missing out last time.
Sep 29, 14:38
Jake Forster-Caskey of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Watford on October 28, 2013
Team News: Jake Forster-Caskey makes MK Dons debut
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson hands a debut to on-loan midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey for his team's Championship fixture with Derby County.
Sep 26, 11:34
A general view of Stadium MK ahead of today's match MK Dons v Dover Athletic - FA Cup Second Round match at Stadium MK on December 7, 2013
Preview: MK Dons vs. Derby County
Sports Mole previews Saturday's early Championship kickoff, as MK Dons and Derby County meet for the first ever time.
Sep 24, 17:20
General view of the Madjeski Stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Leicester City at Madejski Stadium on April 14, 2014
Half-Time Report: Derby County level with 10-man Reading
Reading's Orlando Sa is red-carded before half time in their game with Derby County.
Sep 15, 20:53
Reading manager Steve Clarke during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading at The Amex Stadium on December 26, 2014
Preview: Reading vs. Derby County
Sports Mole previews the Championship encounter between Reading and Derby County.
Sep 15, 00:35
Chris Baird in action for Derby on July 18, 2015
Chris Baird to sit out two Derby County games
Derby County manager Paul Clement reveals that Chris Baird's concussion is likely to keep him out of action for at least the next week.
Sep 14, 17:57
Chris Martin for Derby County on October 25, 2014
Result: Chris Martin earns Derby County first win at Preston North End
Chris Martin scores a first-half brace to steer Derby County to their first win of the season against Preston North End.
Sep 12, 17:06
Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Richard Guzmics (L) of Hungary in action during the Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park on September 7, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Kyle Lafferty hails Northern Ireland spirit
Kyle Lafferty says that Northern Ireland showed their spirit to rescue a draw with Hungary in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park.
Sep 8, 09:16
Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Richard Guzmics (L) of Hungary in action during the Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park on September 7, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Michael O'Neill admits he was going to take off Kyle Lafferty before equaliser
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill admits that he was going to substitute Kyle Lafferty before the striker's vital equaliser against Hungary.
Sep 8, 06:42
Hungary's defender Richard Guzmics (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the Euro 2016 qualifying group F football match between Northern Ireland and Hungary at Windsor Park in Belfast on September 7, 2015.
Player Ratings: Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary
Sports Mole evaluates all the players on their performances in the Euro 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Hungary.
Sep 7, 23:29
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill hails "massive point" in "nerve-wracking" Hungary draw
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill describes his side's 1-1 draw against Hungary in their Euro 2016 qualifier as "nerve-wracking", but hails the "massive" point gained.
Sep 7, 22:40
Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Richard Guzmics (L) of Hungary in action during the Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park on September 7, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Match Analysis: Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary
Sports Mole analyses the Euro 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Hungary to decide whether the 1-1 draw was a fair result.
Sep 7, 22:22
Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Richard Guzmics (L) of Hungary in action during the Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park on September 7, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Result: Kyle Lafferty snatches late draw for Northern Ireland against Hungary
Kyle Lafferty's 94th-minute goal gives 10-man Northern Ireland a 1-1 draw against Hungary in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park.
Sep 7, 21:42
Kyle Lafferty (R) of Northern Ireland and Richard Guzmics (L) of Hungary in action during the Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park on September 7, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Live Commentary: Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary - as it happened
Relive all the action from the Euro 2016 qualifying clash between Northern Ireland and Hungary.
Sep 7, 18:45
Chris Baird in action for West Brom on August 26, 2014
Chris Baird: 'Northern Ireland can qualify for Euro 2016'
Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird says that confidence is high among the players as they aim to reach Euro 2016.
Sep 3, 18:28
Paul Clement manager of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Middlesbrough at Pride Park Stadium on August 18, 2015
Preview: Derby County vs. Leeds United
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday lunchtime's Championship match as two sides who have drawn every game so far, Derby County and Leeds United, meet.
Aug 27, 15:53



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