Guy Butters

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Guy Butters
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-10-30) 30 October 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Hillingdon, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh (Assistant Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Tottenham Hotspur 35 (1)
1990Southend United (loan) 16 (3)
1990–1996 Portsmouth 154 (6)
1994Oxford United (loan) 3 (1)
1996–2002 Gillingham 159 (16)
2002–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 187 (8)
2003Barnet (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2010 Havant & Waterlooville 3 (0)
2009Lewes (loan) 7 (0)
Total 571 (35)
National team
1989 England U-21 3 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Winchester City
2012– Eastleigh (Assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2008

Guy Butters (born 30 October 1969 in Hillingdon) is a former football manager and professional footballer, currently assistant manager with Conference South side Eastleigh [1] after leaving his role as manager at Winchester City. Butters took over at Winchester City in the Wessex League, having been appointed to replace Glenn Cockerill in September 2010.

Playing career[edit]

Butters made his Tottenham debut in November 1988 in a League Cup tie versus Blackburn Rovers in which he scored an own goal. He made his League debut as a goalscoring substitute that weekend in a 3-2 win against Wimbledon, and then started 34 of the next 35 games before making what would be his final appearance away to Charlton Athletic in October 1989. He spent the remainder of the season on loan at 4th Division Southend United and he was eventually sold to Portsmouth for a fee of £375,000.

He spent six seasons at Fratton Park and a further six years playing for Gillingham. He signed for Brighton on 29 August 2002 on a free transfer.

Butters played his 600th professional game during 2006 having been runner-up in the club's official player of the season awards for the two previous years.

Butters initially joined Winchester on loan as a player from Havant & Waterlooville in the Conference South following his release from Brighton & Hove Albion.

On 6 May 2008, it was confirmed that Butters, along with experienced trio Kerry Mayo, Gary Hart and Paul Reid were to be released from the club.[2]

Butters agreed to join Conference South team Havant & Waterlooville on 30 May 2008, signing a one-year contract.[3] He signed for Lewes on loan in January 2009.[4]

Managerial career[edit]

Butters left his job as manager of Winchester City on 1 October 2012, to go back to Brighton & Hove Albion, where he was to work for their charity arm, 'Albion in the Community'.[5] But this move was short-lived, when less than a week later he joined Conference South club Eastleigh as assistant manager to newly appointed manager Richard Hill.[6]


  1. ^ "New Manager At Winchester City". Southern League Clubs. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  2. ^ Albion release experienced quartet The Argus, 6 May 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008
  3. ^ Butters to Bring Experience to Westleigh Park, 30 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008
  4. ^ "Rooks borrow Butters". 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  5. ^ [1] Butters Leaves City for Brighton, 1 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012
  6. ^ [2] Guy Butters, 5 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012

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