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Daniel Butler (born 26 August 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a wing back for Peterborough United.

Dan Butler
Personal information
Full name Daniel Butler[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Cowes, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Youth career
2004–2012 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Portsmouth 48 (0)
2012–2013Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014Aldershot Town (loan) 13 (0)
2015–2016 Torquay United 45 (2)
2016–2019 Newport County 129 (7)
2019– Peterborough United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:09, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Contents

CareerEdit

PortsmouthEdit

Early careerEdit

Butler joined Portsmouth's youth categories in 2004, aged 10, and signed a two-year scholarship with Pompey on 15 July 2010.[2] On 26 June 2012, he signed a one-year professional deal.[3]

On 14 August 2012, he made his debut in the League Cup in a 3–0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle.[4]

Loan to Havant & WaterloovilleEdit

On 2 November 2012, Butler joined Havant & Waterlooville on a one-month youth loan deal from Portsmouth.[5][6] He was assigned the number 3 shirt. In the following day, he made his debut for the Hawks in a 1–0 loss to Welling in a Conference South match.[7] He was named the Hawks' player of the month for November.[8] In the following month, he was named again as player of the month.[9] He went on to make eight appearances during his time at Hawks.

BreakthroughEdit

Butler was recalled on 8 January 2013, and was included on first-team squad due to player shortage.[10] On 26 January 2013 he made his senior league debut in a League One match at Fratton Park, against Hartlepool United, starting the match.[11]

Butler finished the season with 17 league appearances, 15 as a starter. On 14 May 2013, he signed a new two-year contract with Pompey, running until June 2015.[12] After struggling to find his old form, Butler signed with Aldershot Town on loan on 31 October.[13] He returned to Portsmouth in December, after suffering a knee injury while on loan at Aldershot.[14]

On 11 March of the following year, after being fully recovered from injury, Butler rejoined Aldershot.[15] He was a first-choice for Pompey in the 2014–15 season, but was still released on 18 May 2015.[16]

Torquay UnitedEdit

In July 2015 Butler joined Torquay United

Newport CountyEdit

On 28 June 2016, Butler joined League Two club Newport County on a two-year contract. He made his debut for Newport on 6 August 2016 against Mansfield Town.[17] He scored his first goal for Newport on 7 January 2017 in the League Two match against Stevenage which Newport lost 3–1.[18] In April 2018, Butler signed a new one-year contract to remain at Newport County.[19]

In May 2017 Butler was selected as Newport County Player of the Year[20] and for the second successive season in May 2018[21].

Peterborough UnitedEdit

On 30 May 2019, it was announced that Butler had signed for League One club Peterborough United on a 3-year deal and would join the club in July.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 3 February 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2012–13[23] League One 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
2013–14[24] League Two 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[25] 30 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 34 0
Total 48 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 54 0
Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 2012–13[26] Conference South 8 0 0 0 ~ ~ 3[b] 0 11 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Aldershot (loan) 2013–14[27] Conference Premier 13 0 0 0 ~ ~ 2[b] 0 15 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Torquay United 2015–16[27] Conference Premier 45 2 0 0 ~ ~ 6[b] 1 51 3
Total 45 2 0 0 ~ ~ 6 1 51 3
Newport County 2016–17[28] League Two 40 3 3 0 1 0 3[a] 0 47 3
2017–18[29] 29 0 4 0 1 0 3[a] 0 37 0
Total 69 3 7 0 2 0 4 0 84 3
Career total 184 5 7 0 6 0 17 1 215 6
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the FA Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Pompey Unveil New Scholars". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Isle of Wight Trio Sign Deals". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Plymouth 3–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Bradbury borrows Pompey youngster". NonLeagueDaily.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Butler Loaned To Hawks". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Havant & Waterlooville vs. Welling United". Global Sports Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  8. ^ "On-loan Pompey defender scoops Hawks award". The News. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  9. ^ Dan Butler has been named December player of the month; Twitter, 11 January 2013
  10. ^ Pompey Recall Butler Archived 11 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Portsmouth's official website, 8 January 2013
  11. ^ "Portsmouth v Hartlepool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Butler Pens Blues Deal". 14 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Aldershot Town sign Jonathan Henly & Dan Butler on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  14. ^ Butler to learn extent of knee injury; Portsmouth News, 9 December 2013
  15. ^ Butler rejoins non-league Shots; Sky Sports, 11 March 2014
  16. ^ Eight players released; Portsmouth FC, 18 May 2015
  17. ^ Butler debut for Newport
  18. ^ Butler first goal for Newport
  19. ^ Butler new contract at Newport
  20. ^ 2017 Player of the Year
  21. ^ 2018 Player of the Year
  22. ^ "Peterborough United sign Newport County defender". Peterborough Telegraph. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Dan Butler in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Dan Butler in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Dan Butler in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Player apps for Dan Butler". Hawks.net. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  27. ^ a b Dan Butler at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Dan Butler in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Dan Butler in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2017.

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