Ernest Butler

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For the Southend and Darlington winger, see Ernie Butler (footballer, born 1924).
Ernie Butler
Personal information
Full name Ernest Butler
Date of birth (1919-05-13)13 May 1919
Place of birth Box, Wiltshire, England
Date of death 31 January 2002(2002-01-31) (aged 82)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Box F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1953 Portsmouth 222 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernest 'Ernie' Butler (13 May 1919 – 31 January 2002) was an English footballer.

He signed for Portsmouth from Bath City and served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.[1] Whilst at Portsmouth he won back-to-back Football League Championships.


  1. ^ "Pompey mourn Butler". BBC Online. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 

External links[edit]

  • Ernie Butler, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database