Ikram Butt

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Ikram Butt
Personal information
Born (1968-10-25) 25 October 1968 (age 46)
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–90 Leeds Rhinos
1990–95 Featherstone Rovers 28 112
1995–96 London Broncos 4 16
Huddersfield Giants
Total 0 32 0 0 128
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 England 1 0 0 0 0
2011 Pakistan 1 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Ikram Butt (born 25 October 1968) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants, and London Broncos, as a Wing.

Ikram Butt was the first south Asian to play either code of international rugby for England in 1995. Founder of the British Asian Rugby Association and the British Pakistani rugby league team

In 2002-3 Ikram joined grass-roots side Victoria Rangers ARLFC for three seasons. During this time he showed he hadn't lost and of his skill from his professional days, The main reason for joining the Vics was to link up with Nigel Goodings who has formed a successful team at Victoria Rangers.

In 2009 Ikram released an autobiography called Tries and Prejudice.[1] The book has sold close to 1,000 copies with more still to be sold, he gave all the proceedes to charity.

He is currently working for Leeds Rugby as a Manager of the connecting communities project.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ikram Butt won a cap for England while at Featherstone Rovers in 1995 against Wales, and in doing so he became the first South Asian to play for England rugby league.[2]

He also captained Pakistan in their first ever match on 30 November 2011.[3]

Division Two Premiership Final Appearances[edit]

Ikram Butt played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Featherstone Rovers' 20-16 victory over Workington Town in the 1992–93 Division Two Premiership final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday 19 May 1993.[4]

Outside of rugby league[edit]

He currently works at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School in Halifax.


  1. ^ Butt, Ikram; Hannan, Tony (2009). Tries and Prejudice. UK: Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780956007537. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "BARLA v Pakistan Match Report". rleague.com. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rovers Dig Deep To Lift The 1993 RL Premiership". Great Players - Great Games. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. [dead link]

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