Johnny Butler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-11-1949
N/A
12-08-1981
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-08-1981 v Blackpool Borough
Bradford Northern
1984- Fulham (on loan)
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1981-1984
47 (5)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
0
0
28

Biography of Johnny Butler



HERITAGE NO : 950
John Butler by Alex Service

A case of a home-grown player who found fame with other teams! John first came to prominence with Keighley as a loose forward and went to Rochdale Hornets, where he operated essentially as a stand-off. He enjoyed particular success with five tries during the Hornets' run to the John Player final in 1973-74, where they were beaten by Warrington. Indeed his outstanding performances made him a late replacement for the 1974 Australian Tour, when he played in 18 matches. A clever player, with great hands and elusive, John joined Salford in March 1975, a team very much in their pomp. He appeared in the 1975 Lancashire Cup final and the 1976 Premiership final, although beaten in the latter by Saints' magnificent Dad's Army outfit. John did win a League Championship medal with the Reds at the end of the 1975-76 campaign, however.
In 1979, John moved to Wigan for a £15,000 fee and kept up his try-scoring success. A Lancashire County representative, John came to Knowsley Road in August 1981 for £10,000. Yet it was a difficult time at the club, with the team largely being rebuilt from the glory days of the 1970s. Despite this, John showed once again that he was a superb player in his first season, making over 30 appearances and scoring 9 tries. Although the rest of his time at St.Helens was not quite as successful, his on-field experience was vital in the development of young players such as Andy Platt, Shaun Allen, Roy Haggerty, Barrie Ledger and Chris Arkwright.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1981~825 0 0 33
1982~833 0 0 9
1983~84 0 0 0 1
1984~851 0 0 4
TOTALS:9 0 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
16th Aug 1981 1
W
6 Blackpool Borough LC1 A 28 0 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1981 2
W
6 Barrow LC2 H 40 17 VIEW
30th Aug 1981 3
W
6 Fulham L H 35 4 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1981 4
L
6 Leigh LCSF A 6 20 VIEW
13th Sep 1981 5
W
6 Leigh L H 16 13 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1981 6
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 12 21 VIEW
27th Sep 1981 7
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 33 14 VIEW
4th Oct 1981 8
L
6 Warrington L A 11 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1981 9
W
6 Bradford Northern L H 20 8 VIEW
18th Oct 1981 10
D
6 Barrow JP1 H 16 16 VIEW
22nd Oct 1981 11
L
6 Barrow JP1 (rep) A 0 17 VIEW
25th Oct 1981 12
D
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 8 8 VIEW
1st Nov 1981 13
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 16 VIEW
15th Nov 1981 --NPS
W
14 Bradford Northern L A 20 8 VIEW
22nd Nov 1981 14
L
14 Barrow L A 5 7 VIEW
6th Dec 1981 15
W
6 Whitehaven L A 9 7 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1982 16
W
6 Widnes L H 13 10 VIEW
3rd Jan 1982 17
L
6 Leeds L A 4 30 VIEW
20th Jan 1982 18
L
6 Castleford L H 10 40 VIEW
24th Jan 1982 19
L
14 Leigh L A 5 27 VIEW
31st Jan 1982 20
L
4 Hull L A 8 26 VIEW
7th Feb 1982 21
L
4 Leeds L H 6 15 VIEW
13th Feb 1982 22
L
4 Wigan CC1 H 12 20 VIEW
21st Feb 1982 23
W
3 York L A 19 7 VIEW
28th Feb 1982 24
W
4 Whitehaven L H 41 7 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1982 25
W
4 Warrington L H 18 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1982 26
W
4 Fulham L A 17 2 VIEW
4th Apr 1982 27
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 16 28 VIEW
9th Apr 1982 28
W
6 Wigan L H 13 11 VIEW
12th Apr 1982 29
W
14 Widnes L A 21 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1982 30
W
14 Barrow L H 15 6 VIEW
21st Apr 1982 31
L
4 Hull L H 13 14 VIEW
25th Apr 1982 32
L
6 Wigan L A 5 23 VIEW
5th May 1982 33
L
4 Hull PT1 A 8 23 VIEW
22nd Aug 1982 34
D
1 Leigh L A 19 19 VIEW
25th Aug 1982 35
W
1 Bradford Northern L H 12 11 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1982 36
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 31 VIEW
5th Sep 1982 37
W
1 Widnes LC1 A 14 12 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1982 38
W
1 Oldham L H 20 15 VIEW
15th Sep 1982 39
W
1 Barrow LC2 A 9 6 VIEW
26th Sep 1982 40
W
1 Workington Town L H 27 7 VIEW
29th Sep 1982 41
D
1 Carlisle LCSF H 7 7 VIEW
3rd Oct 1982 42
W
1 Featherstone Rovers L A 29 12 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1983 43
L
6 Oldham L A 6 32 VIEW
9th Sep 1984 44
W
14 Leeds L A 21 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1984 45
W
1 Runcorn Highfield LC1 H 58 14 1 VIEW
26th Sep 1984 46
W
1 Barrow LC2 A 26 10 VIEW
30th Sep 1984 47
L
1 Bradford Northern L A 10 30 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 19 | DRAWS : 4

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