Ian Butler (footballer)

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Ian Butler
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-02-01) 1 February 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Darton, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
0000–1960 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1965 Rotherham United 102 (27)
1964–1973 Hull City 305 (66)
1973–1975 York City 46 (2)
1975–1976 Barnsley (loan) 5 (1)
Bridlington Town
National team
1962 England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Butler (born 1 February 1944 in Darton, Barnsley) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a left winger for Rotherham United, Hull City, York City and Barnsley.[1]

Club career[edit]

Butler began his career at Rotherham United where he established himself down the left wing and played alongside players such as Ken Houghton in a highly promising team with a significant number of locally developed players. Together with Houghton, he moved to Hull City during the 1964–65 season, much to the displeasure of Rotherham's fans.[2] He became part of a formidable attacking line including Ray Henderson, Ken Wagstaff and Chris Chilton, whose performances took Hull City to the Third Division title in 1966 and established the side as a Second Division force in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] He finished his League career with York City and a loan spell at Barnsley.[1]

International career[edit]

He was capped by the England national youth team in 1962.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Ian Butler". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "A-Z Past Players". Rotherham United F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "History Of The Tigers". Hull City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1988). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1988–89. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 747. ISBN 978-0-356-15880-8. 

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