Geoff Butler

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Geoff Butler
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Butler
Date of birth (1946-09-26) 26 September 1946 (age 73)
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)
1974–1975Baltimore Comets (loan) 40 (2)
1975–1981 Bournemouth 119 (1)
1981–1982 Peterborough 39 (0)
Total 418 (5)
Teams managed
1983–2000 Salisbury City
2002–2003 Weymouth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Geoffrey 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]



  1. ^ a b Geoff Butler at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ a b Geoffrey Butler League Stats and 1973 photo at football-heroes. Sporting Heroes Photographic Encyclopedia. Retrieved on: 23 November 2010.
  3. ^ Chelsea Player Database
  4. ^ NASL stats at
  5. ^ 1973 Football League Cup Final line-ups at soccerbase
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