Ian Butler (footballer)
|Date of birth||1 February 1944|
|Place of birth||Darton, England|
|1975–1976||→ Barnsley (loan)||5||(1)|
|* 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.
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. 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. He finished his League career with York City and a loan spell at Barnsley.
- "Ian Butler". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "A-Z Past Players". Rotherham United F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
- "History Of The Tigers". Hull City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Rollin, Jack, ed. (1988). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1988–89. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 747. ISBN 978-0-356-15880-8.
- League stats at Neil Brown's site
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