Dan Butler (footballer)

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Dan Butler
Personal information
Full name Daniel Butler[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-26) 26 August 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Cowes, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 3
Youth career
2004–2012 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Portsmouth 48 (0)
2012–2013 Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014 Aldershot Town (loan) 13 (0)
2015–2016 Torquay United 45 (2)
2016– Newport County 40 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:22, 7 May 2017.

Daniel "Dan" Butler (born 26 August 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a left back for Newport County.

Career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Early career[edit]

Butler joined Portsmouth's youth categories in 2004, aged 10, and signed a two-year scholarship with Pompey on 15 July 2010.[2] On 26 June 2012, he signed a one-year professional deal.[3]

On 14 August 2012, he made his debut in the League Cup in a 3–0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle.[4]

Loan to Havant & Waterlooville[edit]

On 2 November 2012, Butler joined Havant & Waterlooville on a one-month youth loan deal from Portsmouth.[5][6] He was assigned the number 3 shirt. In the following day, he made his debut for the Hawks in a 1–0 loss to Welling in a Conference South match.[7] He was named the Hawks’ player of the month for November.[8] In the following month, he was named again as player of the month.[9] He went on to make eight appearances during his time at Hawks.

Breakthrough[edit]

Butler was recalled on 8 January 2013, and was included on first-team squad due to player shortage.[10] On 26 January 2013 he made his senior league debut in a League One match at Fratton Park, against Hartlepool United, starting the match.[11]

Butler finished the season with 17 league appearances, 15 as a starter. On 14 May 2013, he signed a new two-year contract with Pompey, running until June 2015.[12] After struggling to find his old form, Butler signed with Aldershot Town on loan on 31 October.[13] He returned to Portsmouth in December, after suffering a knee injury while on loan at Aldershot.[14]

On 11 March of the following year, after being fully recovered from injury, Butler rejoined Aldershot.[15] He was a first-choice for Pompey in the 2014–15 season, but was still released on 18 May 2015.[16]

Torquay United[edit]

In July 2015 Butler joined Torquay United

Newport County[edit]

On 28 June 2016 Butler joined league two club Newport County on a two-year contract. He made his debut for Newport on 6 August 2016 versus Mansfield Town.[17] He scored his first goal for Newport on 7 January 2017 in the League Two match versus Stevenage which Newport lost 3-1.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 May 2015.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth
2012–13 17 0 0 0 1 0 - 18 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 30 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 34 0
Total 48 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 54 0
Havant & Waterlooville (loan)
2012–13[19] 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Aldershot (loan)
2013–14 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Career total 69 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 80 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pompey Unveil New Scholars". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Isle of Wight Trio Sign Deals". Portsmouth FC. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Plymouth 3–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bradbury borrows Pompey youngster". NonLeagueDaily.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Butler Loaned To Hawks". Portsmouth FC. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Havant & Waterlooville vs. Welling United". Global Sports Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "On-loan Pompey defender scoops Hawks award". The News. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Dan Butler has been named December player of the month; Twitter, 11 January 2013
  10. ^ Pompey Recall Butler; Portsmouth's official website, 8 January 2013
  11. ^ "Portsmouth v Hartlepool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Butler Pens Blues Deal". 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Aldershot Town sign Jonathan Henly & Dan Butler on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Butler to learn extent of knee injury; Portsmouth News, 9 December 2013
  15. ^ Butler rejoins non-league Shots; Sky Sports, 11 March 2014
  16. ^ Eight players released; Portsmouth FC, 18 May 2015
  17. ^ Butler debut for Newport
  18. ^ Butler first goal for Newport
  19. ^ player apps breakdown for Dan Butler; Hawks.net

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