Eric Garbutt

Date of birth27 March 1920
Place of birthScarborough
PositionGoalkeeper

A broken hand then broken leg denied Eric the opportunity to become more established with United. He was regarded as Newcastle's best keeper in the immediate post-war era.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1946-47 Newcastle United FA Cup 1 1
1946-47 Newcastle United League Division Two 19 14 3
1947-48 Newcastle United League Division Two 17 11 2
1948-49 Newcastle United League Division One 1 1
1949-50 Newcastle United League Division One 15 9 5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Aug 1946 Millwall v Newcastle United W 1-4 League Division Two
05 Sep 1946 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
14 Sep 1946 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
16 Sep 1946 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
21 Sep 1946 Newcastle United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division Two
28 Sep 1946 Barnsley v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
05 Oct 1946 Newcastle United v Newport County W 13-0 League Division Two
12 Oct 1946 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
19 Oct 1946 Bradford Park Avenue v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
26 Oct 1946 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 3-2 League Division Two
02 Nov 1946 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
01 Jan 1947 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division Two
04 Jan 1947 Swansea Town v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
11 Jan 1947 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 6-2 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Mar 1947 Newcastle United v Fulham L 1-3 League Division Two
04 Apr 1947 Newcastle United v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division Two
05 Apr 1947 Newcastle United v Luton Town W 7-2 League Division Two
07 Apr 1947 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
12 Apr 1947 Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
26 Apr 1947 Chesterfield v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
17 Sep 1947 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division Two
20 Sep 1947 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 4-2 League Division Two
27 Sep 1947 Fulham v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
04 Oct 1947 Newcastle United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division Two
11 Oct 1947 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division Two
17 Jan 1948 Brentford v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
24 Jan 1948 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
31 Jan 1948 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division Two
21 Feb 1948 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
28 Feb 1948 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
06 Mar 1948 Newcastle United v Bury W 1-0 League Division Two
13 Mar 1948 Southampton v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division Two
20 Mar 1948 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers W 2-0 League Division Two
26 Mar 1948 Newcastle United v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division Two
27 Mar 1948 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
29 Mar 1948 Barnsley v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
03 Apr 1948 Newcastle United v Bradford Park Avenue W 2-0 League Division Two
11 Dec 1948 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1949 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 4-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1949 Fulham v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1949 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 4-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1949 Burnley v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1949 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
22 Oct 1949 Liverpool v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
29 Oct 1949 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-3 League Division One
05 Nov 1949 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1949 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1949 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion W 5-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1949 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1949 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
17 Dec 1949 Portsmouth v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Dec 1949 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1949 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Billingham Synthonia 01 Jan 1939
Newcastle United 01 Jan 1939

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
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Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.