Dean Butler (field hockey)

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Dean Butler
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 2005 Chennai Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Amstelveen Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne Team

Dean Butler OAM (born 26 January 1977 in Warwick, Queensland) is a field hockey defender from Australia, who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

He is nicknamed Butts, and played club hockey for the Queensland Blades in his native country, with whom he won the national title in 2003. Butler was promoted to the senior squad following the 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup. In 2001 he was named Player of the Year in Queensland.