Danny Butterfield


Danny Butterfield
Danny Butterfield
Personal information
Full name Daniel Paul Butterfield
Date of birth 21 November 1979 (1979-11-21) (age 31)
Place of birth Boston, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Southampton
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Grimsby Town 124 (3)
2002–2010 Crystal Palace 232 (6)
2009 Charlton Athletic (loan) 12 (0)
2010– Southampton 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 1 June 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Paul "Danny" Butterfield (born 21 November 1979 in Boston, Lincolnshire) is an English professional footballer who plays for Southampton. He has previously played for Grimsby Town, Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic in The Championship. He has also represented Palace in the Premier League. He is primarily utilised as a right back. However, Butterfield originally started out as a central midfielder for Palace and has played on the right of midfield as well.

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Career

Grimsby Town

Butterfield was educated at Boston Grammar School in Boston, Lincolnshire. He was snapped up by Grimsby Town as a youngster, and was promoted to the clubs first team setup midway through the 1996–1997 season. Butterfield was primarily used as a right back while at Blundell Park and made his first team debut in a 0–0 draw with York City on 9 September 1997. Butterfield went on to make eleven appearances in the 1997–1998 season, and scored his first senior goal in the clubs 1–0 Football League Trophy victory over Hull City that season. Despite playing no part in either, Butterfield was among the winning squad who earned a double Wembley win that same season, triumphing in the Football League Trophy, as well as the Second Division Play-Off Final

As the seasons progressed, Butterfield became more and more involved in club affairs, and featured often on the right side of defence and as a make shift centre half. He was part of the Grimsby team that defeated Liverpool in the League Cup in 2001–02. (at 0–0 Butterfield kept Grimsby on level terms by clearing an Emile Heskey header off the line).

At the end of the 2001–02 season, Butterfield decided against a new contract and moved to Crystal Palace In his five years at Grimsby Town from 1997 to 2002, Butterfield featured 124 times in the League, scoring 3 times. He played under three different managers, Alan Buckley, Lennie Lawrence and Paul Groves.

Crystal Palace

He arrived at Selhurst Park in 2002 where he quickly became a favourite of the crowd. He played regularly for the next two seasons, playing in the 2004 Football League First Division play-off Final that resulted in Palace's promotion to the Premier League.

The form of Emmerson Boyce and long term injuries restricted his appearances for the next two seasons, before re-establishing himself in the right-back spot for a spell. Mid way through the 2008–09 season he was loaned out to Charlton Athletic, but he managed to regain his place in the Palace line-up the following season, despite his Eagles career appearing to be over.

Butterfield started the 2009-10 Football League Championship season as the main right back ahead of Nathaniel Clyne. However due to Palace's financial problems, that saw them put into administration, he was converted to a make-shift striker. Butterfield scored a hat-trick in the space of 6 minutes and 48 seconds during a 2009–10 FA Cup fourth round replay 3–1 win against Wolves; he scored with his left foot, right foot and his head which is described as the 'perfect hat-trick'.[1] This is the club's fastest ever hat-trick, beating the previous record set by Dougie Freedman in 11 minutes, somewhat ironically against Butterfield's old club Grimsby Town, in a match that Palace went on to win 5–0. Palace manager Neil Warnock revealed after the game that Clyne, who had played at right-back during the game, had turned down a move to Wolves only days earlier. Had the move gone through, Butterfield would have played at right-back instead.

Southampton

On 16 July 2010, he joined Southampton on a one year deal and joined the squad in Interlaken ready for the game against FC Sochaux.[2]

Honours

Grimsby Town
Southampton

Club career statistics

(correct as of 1June 2011)
Club Season[A] League FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grimsby Town 1997–98 7 0 1 0 3 1 - - 11 1
Grimsby Town 1998–99 12 0 0 0 2 0 - - 14 0
Grimsby Town 1999-00 29 0 2 0 4 0 - - 35 0
Grimsby Town 2000–01 30 1 2 0 3 0 - - 35 1
Grimsby Town 2001–02 46 2 2 0 4 0 - - 52 2
Total 1997–2002 124 3 7 0 16 1 - - 147 3
Crystal Palace 2002–03[3] 46 1 4 0 5 0 - - 55 1
Crystal Palace 2003–04[4] 45 4 1 0 4 0 3 1 53 5
Crystal Palace 2004–05[3] 7 0 1 0 2 0 - - 10 0
Crystal Palace 2005–06[5] 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
Crystal Palace 2006–07[3] 28 0 2 0 0 0 - - 30 0
Crystal Palace 2007–08[6] 30 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 33 0
Crystal Palace 2008–09[3] 26 1 3 0 1 0 - - 30 1
Crystal Palace 2009–10[3] 37 0 4 3 1 0 - - 42 3
Total 2002–2010 232 6 15 3 16 0 6 1 269 10
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2008–09[7] 12 0 - - - - - - 12 0
Southampton 2010–11[7] 34 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 39 0
Career totals 402 9 24 3 35 1 6 1 467 13

Notes

^A The Crystal Palace site has been used as the source for a number of his seasons, but not for 2003/04, 2005/06 and 2007/08 because the site bundles his play-off appearances within his league totals
^B The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy unless stated. Other appearances whilst at Crystal Palace relate to Football League Championship play-offs.

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