Jack Butler (footballer, born 1885)

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Jack Butler
Personal information
Full name John Butler
Date of birth 1885
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kiveton Park
1904–1907 Grimsby Town 44 (2)
1907–1915 Plymouth Argyle 273 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jack" Butler (1885 – after 1915) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Grimsby Town between 1904 and 1907. A full back who occasionally played as a forward, he joined Grimsby from Kiveton Park.[1] On leaving the club in 1907, he played in the Southern League and the Western League for Plymouth Argyle, making 288 appearances in all competitions, before the First World War put an end to his football career.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 45. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "J Butler". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 17 August 2010.