Geoff Butler

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Geoff Butler
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Butler
Date of birth (1947-09-26) September 26, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965-1967 Middlesbrough 55 (1)
1967 Chelsea 9 (0)
1967-1969 Sunderland 3 (0)
1969-1976 Norwich City 153 (1)
1974-1975 Baltimore Comets (loan) 40 (2)
1975-1981 Bournemouth 119 (1)
1981-1982 Peterborough 39 (0)
Teams managed
1983-2000 Salisbury City
2002-2003 Weymouth

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Geoffrey "Geoff" Butler (born 26 September 1946 in Middlesbrough) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender in The Football League between the 1960s and 1980s.[1]

He started out with his hometown club Middlesbrough and made 55 league appearances for them before a transfer to Chelsea in September 1967.[2] He only made a total of nine appearances for Chelsea.[3] He later played for Sunderland and Norwich City,[1] and whilst at Norwich he played for the Baltimore Comets of the North American Soccer League in the 1974 and 1975 NASL summer seasons, making a total of 40 appearances.[4] He also played for Bournemouth.[2] While at Norwich, he was a member of the team that reached the final of the League Cup in 1973.[5]



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