Matt Butcher (footballer)

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Matt Butcher
Personal information
Full name Matthew David Butcher[1]
Date of birth (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St Johnstone
(on loan from AFC Bournemouth)
Number 16
Youth career
2010–2015 AFC Bournemouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– AFC Bournemouth 0 (0)
2015Gosport Borough (loan) 1 (0)
2015Poole Town (loan) 8 (0)
2016Woking (loan) 10 (2)
2016–2017Yeovil Town (loan) 34 (2)
2020–St Johnstone (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:01, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Matthew David Butcher (born 14 May 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for St Johnstone on loan from AFC Bournemouth.

Club career[edit]

AFC Bournemouth[edit]

Since joining AFC Bournemouth in 2010 at the age of thirteen, Butcher has continued to surge through the under-18 and under-21 sides.[2] On 1 April 2015, he and three other Bournemouth youth prospects (including Joe Quigley, Jordan Lee and Jack Simpson) were offered a one-year professional contract.[3]

On 27 August 2015, Butcher made his Bournemouth debut featuring in a 4–0 victory over Hartlepool United in the League Cup, replacing Adam Smith in the 77th minute.[4] On 9 January 2016, he went on to make his first Bournemouth start in a 2–1 victory over Birmingham City in the FA Cup, playing the full 90 minutes.[5]

Non-league loan spells[edit]

On 5 February 2015, Butcher joined Conference South side Gosport Borough on a one-month loan on a work experience basis.[6] 2 days later, he made his Gosport Borough debut in a 2–1 defeat against Hemel Hempstead Town, playing the full 90 minutes.[7] On 7 March 2015, after only making one appearance for Gosport Borough, Butcher returned to Bournemouth.

On 26 March 2015, he joined non-league side Poole Town on loan for the remainder of the season.[8] On 4 April 2015, Butcher made his Poole Town debut in a 1–0 defeat to Chippenham Town, playing the full 90 minutes.[9] He went on to make seven more appearances before returning to Bournemouth.

On 26 February 2016, Butcher joined National League side Woking on a one-month loan deal.[10] On 27 February 2016, he made his Woking debut in a 2–0 defeat to Grimsby Town in the FA Trophy, playing the full 90 minutes.[11] On 26 March 2016, after impressing on loan at Woking, Butcher's loan spell was extended until the end of the season.[12] On 2 April 2016, Butcher scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw with Southport, in which he got both goals.[13]

Yeovil Town (loan)[edit]

On 5 August 2016, Butcher joined League Two side Yeovil Town on a six-month loan deal.[14] The following day, Butcher made his Yeovil Town debut in a 2–0 home victory against Notts County, replacing Kevin Dawson with six minutes remaining.[15] On 9 August 2016, Butcher was given his full Yeovil Town debut by manager Darren Way in a 2–0 away victory against Walsall in the EFL Cup first round.[16] On 5 January 2017, Butcher and his fellow Bournemouth loanee Ben Whitfield's loans were extended until the end of the season.[17]

St Johnstone (loan)[edit]

Butcher signed on for Scottish Premiership club St Johnstone on a six-month loan on 31 January 2020.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AFC Bournemouth 2014–15[19] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[20] Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2016–17[21] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[22] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Gosport Borough (loan) 2014–15[25] Conference South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Poole Town (loan) 2014–15[25] Southern Premier 8 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Woking (loan) 2015–16[20] National League 10 2 0 0 1[b] 0 11 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2016–17[21] League Two 34 2 1 0 2 0 5[c] 0 42 2
St Johnstone (loan) 2019–20[24] Scottish Premiership 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 56 4 2 0 3 0 7 0 68 4
  1. ^ Appearance in Southern Premier Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Cherries youngster Matt Butcher seeks inspiration from Frank Lampard". Daily Echo. 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Bournemouth offer pro deals to four youngsters". Sky Sports. 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Hartlepool United 0–4 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Birmingham City 1–2 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 9 January 2016.
  6. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Cherries youngster Matt Butcher makes Gosport loan move". Daily Echo. 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Hemel Hempstead Town v Gosport Borough". Soccerway. 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ "We have signed Matthew Butcher from @afcbournemouth on loan". Poole Town F.C. (Facebook). 26 March 2015.
  9. ^ "04/04/15 – Chippenham Town 1 V 0 Poole Town". Poole Town F.C. 4 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Woking sign Bournemouth's Matt Butcher on loan". BBC Sport. 26 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Grimsby Town 2–0 Woking". Grimsby Town F.C. 27 February 2016.
  12. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Matt Butcher extends Woking stay as emergency loan window slams shut". Daily Echo. 26 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Southport 2–2 Woking". BBC Sport. 2 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Yeovil Town: Bevis Mugabi, Tahvon Campbell & Matt Butcher arrive at Huish Park". www.bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Yeovil Town 2–0 Notts County". BBC Sport. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Walsall 0–2 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Yeovil Town: Bournemouth pair Ben Whitfield and Matt Butcher extend loan deals". BBC Sport. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Butcher joins on-loan". St Johnstone FC. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Butcher in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  25. ^ a b Matt Butcher at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 September 2019.