Malcolm Butler

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Malcolm Butler
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Partridge Butler
Date of birth (1913-08-06)6 August 1913
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death December 1987 (age 75)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full Back
Youth career
Elmgrove
Belfast Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Blackpool 25 (0)
1947–1948 Accrington Stanley 32 (0)
Total 57 (0)
National team
1939 Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Malcolm Partridge Butler (6 August 1913 - December 1987) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a full back in The Football League for Blackpool and Accrington Stanley. He also won one cap for Ireland.

Club career[edit]

Belfast-born Butler left Belfast Celtic to sign for Blackpool in January 1935.[1] His four-year career with the club was ended by the outbreak of the Second World War.

During the war he guested for both Chelsea and Brighton, playing around his time as a Flight-Lieutenant navigator in the Royal Air Force.

In July 1947 he signed with Accrington Stanley, and captained the club to a sixth place finish in the Football League Third Division North before retiring in May 1948.

International career[edit]

On 15 March 1939, he played for Ireland in their 3–1 defeat to Wales.[2] It was the country's last match before World War II.

Post-retirement[edit]

After leaving the game he became a licensee in Blackpool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (2005). The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. 
  2. ^ "Malcolm Butler". nifootball.blogspot.com. 31 July 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2010.