Garth Butler

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Garth Butler
Personal information
Full name Walter Garth Butler[1]
Date of birth (1923-02-07)7 February 1923[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England[1]
Date of death 13 July 1995(1995-07-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Ilfracombe, England
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1951 Port Vale 128 (0)
Total 128 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Walter Garth Butler (7 February 1923 – 13 July 1995) was an English footballer. He was nicknamed "the assassin" for his habit of taking several different coloured pills before a match.

Playing career[edit]

Butler joined Port Vale from Derby County in June 1946.[1] He played 12 Third Division South games in the 1946–47 season and featured in 39 league and one FA Cup game in the 1947–48 campaign.[1] He continued to be a key part of manager Gordon Hodgson's first team plans, and played 34 games in the 1948–49 season and made 43 appearances in the 1949–50 campaign.[1] He featured just five times for the "Valiants" in the 1950–51 season, and was forced to retire from professional football in October 1951 after proving unable to recover from a knee injury.[1] He had played 134 league and cup games during his five years at The Old Recreation Ground / Vale Park.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1946–47 Third Division South 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1947–48 39 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
1948–49 33 0 1 0 0 0 34 0
1949–50 39 0 4 0 0 0 43 0
1950–51 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1951–52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 128 0 6 0 0 0 134 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 49. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.