Thomas Butler

Date of birth25 April 1981
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight67 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Thomas continued to make steady progress at Sunderland in 2000-01 and, following an early-season outing from the subs' bench in the Worthington Cup tie at Luton Town, he spent two months on loan at Darlington in the autumn where he thrilled the Feethams crowds with his darting runs.

After returning to the Stadium of Light, he went on to gain some valuable Premiership experience towards the end of the campaign with several appearances as a substitute.

He is equally at home in midfield, where he possesses a good short-passing game, or wide on the left, where his ability to beat a man can be used to good effect.

Thomas made his debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s against Portugal at the beginning of June featuring as a substitute, and was then promoted to the starting line-up for the game in Estonia when he put on a superb display, providing the crosses for each of his side's three goals.

Thomas joined Hartlepool United in March 2005 with a contract to the end of the season.

His contract at Swansea City was extended to June 2012 in July 2011 but was cancelled in January 2012.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Sunderland Premier League
1
1999-00 Sunderland Worthington Cup
1
2000-01 Darlington FA Cup 2
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 8
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League
4
2000-01 Sunderland Worthington Cup
1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League 2
5
1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 7
2002-03 Sunderland Worthington Cup
1
2003-04 Sunderland Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 7
5
1
2004-05 Dunfermline Athletic Scottish Premier League 6
6
2004-05 Hartlepool United League One 5
4
1
2004-05 Hartlepool United League One Play-Offs 1
1
2005-06 Hartlepool United Carling Cup 2
1
2005-06 Hartlepool United FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Hartlepool United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Hartlepool United League One 26
2
1
8
1
2006-07 Swansea City Carling Cup
1
2006-07 Swansea City FA Cup 3
1
2
2006-07 Swansea City Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2006-07 Swansea City League One 17
13
1
3
2007-08 Swansea City FA Cup 2
1
2
2007-08 Swansea City Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
3
1
2007-08 Swansea City League One 29
13
6
1
2008-09 Swansea City Carling Cup 1
2008-09 Swansea City FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Swansea City League Championship 20
9
1
3
2009-10 Swansea City League Championship 9
16
1


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
14 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Walsall W 3-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
06 May 2000 Sunderland v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Sunderland W 1-2 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Mar 2001 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Sunderland v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
09 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Southampton v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2001 Liverpool v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
01 Dec 2001 Sunderland v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2002 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Arsenal v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 West Ham United v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
11 May 2002 Sunderland v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
17 Aug 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Sunderland v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Leeds United v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
31 Aug 2002 Sunderland v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
10 Sep 2002 Middlesbrough v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 Sunderland v Fulham L 0-3 Premier League
01 Oct 2002 Cambridge United v Sunderland W 0-7 Worthington Cup 2nd round
22 Mar 2003 West Ham United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
09 Aug 2003 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland L 2-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Sunderland W 0-4 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Stoke City v Sunderland L 3-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Derby County v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Huddersfield Town L 2-4 Carling Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Reading W 2-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 3-2 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Sheffield United v Sunderland W 0-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Sunderland v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 West Ham United v Sunderland L 3-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Sunderland v Hartlepool United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1


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
Sunderland 25 Jun 1998 28 Jul 2004
Darlington 12 Oct 2000 12 Dec 2000 L
Dunfermline Athletic 10 Sep 2004 10 Jan 2005
Hartlepool United 24 Mar 2005 28 Jul 2006
Swansea City 28 Jul 2006 20 Jan 2012

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 3
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-20 2
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Under-21 2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
2002-03 Republic of Ireland Under-21 2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1


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
22 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 14
24 Nov 1999 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 14
19 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
01 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
05 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
31 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
05 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
26 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-2 U21
16 Apr 2002 Austria v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 U21
13 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 1-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
15 May 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 10
15 Oct 2002 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 10
16 Oct 2002 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 U21
02 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 2-2 U21
06 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
10 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
05 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 10


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