Calum Butcher

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Calum Butcher
Calum Butcher - July 2010 USA tour.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Rochford, Essex, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre Mid
Club information
Current team
Dundee United
Number 20
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Southend United
2007–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2009 Barnet (loan) 3 (0)
2011 FC Hjørring 19 (0)
2012–2013 Hayes & Yeading United 35 (3)
2013– Dundee United 37 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 2 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Calum Butcher (born 26 February 1991) is an English professional footballer, currently playing for Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership. He began his career with Tottenham Hotspur, but didn't make any first team appearances, spending some time on loan to Barnet. After leaving Tottenham in 2011, Butcher played for FC Hjørring in Denmark and English non-league club Hayes & Yeading United before joining Dundee United in 2013.

Career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Butcher joined Tottenham Hotspur in June 2007 after going through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town and Southend United.[1] He was named as a substitute for Tottenham in their UEFA Cup 1–1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on 26 February 2009.[2]

Butcher joined Barnet on loan in November 2009[3] and made his first team debut against Bournemouth in the 1–1 draw on 1 December.[4] After two months at Barnet, it was announced that the club had allowed Butcher to return to his parent club.[5] Butcher then went on trial at Exeter City[6] and Southend United.[7] At the end of the 2010–11 season, Butcher was released by the club.[citation needed]

Hjørring[edit]

On 21 July 2011, Danish club FC Hjørring announced that Butcher had signed a one-year contract with the club.[8] Butcher made his debut for the club, in the opening game of the season, a 4–0 loss against Viborg FF. However, during the season, Butcher was in and out of the first team, mainly suffering from injury.[9] At the end of the season, it was announced that Butcher was to be released by the club and he was expected to return to England.[10] Butcher was linked with a move to AaB, but the move never happened.[11]

Hayes & Yeading United[edit]

On 7 September 2012, Butcher returned to England with his new club Hayes & Yeading United and he went straight into the squad for the following day's match against Dover Athletic. He started the match, as Hayes & Yeading won 1–0.[12] He scored his first goal for the club, in the Third Round Qualifying of the FA Cup, with a 2–1 win over Salisbury City.[13] On 30 March 2013, Butcher scored his first league goal, in a 4–1 loss against Billericay Town.[14] At the end of the season, Butcher left the club.[citation needed]

Dundee United[edit]

After leaving Hayes & Yeading United, Butcher joined Dundee United on trial, along with former team-mate Kudus Oyenuga.[15] The next day, Manager Jackie McNamara said both Oyenuga and Butcher had impressed during the trial and hinted they might earn a contract.[16] On 4 July 2013, Butcher signed a contract until May 2015 with Dundee United.[17] He made his competitive debut for the Terrors in the opening Scottish Premiership match versus Partick Thistle at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow. The match ended 0–0. Butcher started in an away league match against United's local Tayside rivals St. Johnstone but was sent off for a last man challenge on striker Stevie May. May converted the resulting penalty. He would then only make one further appearance for the first team that season.[18] However, 10 months later, Butcher made a surprise return to the first team in a 3–0 win over St. Mirren. He managed to get a run of games in the team and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 defeat to St. Johnstone, nearly a year on from the match where he was sent off.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Butcher was born in Rochford, Essex and grew up in Leigh-on-Sea.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 March 2015
Season Club League League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barnet Football League Two 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 FC Hjørring Danish 1st Division 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2012–13 Hayes & Yeading United Conference South 29 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
2013–14 Dundee United Scottish Premiership 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 Dundee United Scottish Premiership 10 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Career Total 63 4 10 0 4 0 0 0 77 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calum Butcher biography". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Match facts: Tottenham v Shakhtar Donetsk". Sky Sports. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bees make triple signing". Sky Sports. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Barnet 1 – 1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bees let loan duo go back". Sky Sports. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tisdale keen on Spurs link". Sky Sports. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Butcher handed Shrimpers trial". Sky Sports. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "FC Hjørring henter engelsk forstærkning". bold.dk. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Weakened Hjørring gets it hard" [Svækkede Hjørring får det svært] (in Danish). Sporten. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jesper Weinkouff and Calum Butcher stops in FC Hjørring" [Jesper Weinkouff og Calum Butcher stopper i FC Hjørring] (in Danish). FC Hjørring Official Website. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "AaB chasing defender" [AaB jagter forsvarer] (in Danish). Sporten. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Joseph strike seals victory at Dover". Uxbridge Gazette. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Butcher could not resist Tottenham reunion at Kingfield". Uxbridge Gazette. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "BILLERICAY TOWN VS. HAYES & YEADING UNITED 4 – 1". Soccerway. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dundee United boss confident of tying up permanent deals for trialists". STV Sport. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Spurs duo in Jackie McNamara's sights as he looks for new faces at Tannadice". Daily Record. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  17. ^ http://dundeeunitedfc.co.uk/index.asp?tm=2&nid=4536
  18. ^ "Games played by Calum Butcher in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Calum Butcher in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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