Nicky Butt

Date of birth21 January 1975
Place of birthManchester
NationalityEnglish
Weight71 kg
Height1.77 m
PositionMidfielder

A hard-working and tough tackling midfielder, Nicky always endeavours to complete his task with the minimum of fuss, be it for club or country.

Often a unsung hero, although may be not always attracting the attention thrust up on some of his colleagues, he has taken the responsibility in his stride when more high profile names have been absent from Manchester United's middle line.

Having signed pro forms at Old Trafford on the same 1993 date as David Beckham, he now has a wealth of big match experience whilst earning the games' major honours.

Nicky made his England debut in the friendly match with Mexico at Wembley in 1997.

Although not assured to be in the starting XI as England went out to Japan and South Korea, he proved to be Sven-Goran Eriksson's most effective player in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Nicky's transfer request was granted by Manchester United in January 2004 but he withdrew it two months later.

He went on to join Newcastle United in July 2004 with a four-year contract.

Often seen as the unsung hero, Nicky brought his proven midfield skills to Tyneside at the end of his trophy-laden career with Manchester United.

His Toon contract was extended to June 2009 in December 2007 and to June 2010 in January 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 29 Jan 1993 29 Jul 2004
Newcastle United 29 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2010
Birmingham City 03 Aug 2005 31 May 2006 L
South China 25 Nov 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Manchester United Premier League
1
1993-94 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1993-94 Manchester United Premier League
1
1994-95 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1994-95 Manchester United League Cup 3
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 11
11
1
4
1994-95 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1
1995-96 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1
1995-96 Manchester United Premier League 31
1
2
7
1
1995-96 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1996-97 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 24
2
5
5
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 31
2
3
7
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 7
1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1
1998-99 Manchester United League Cup 2
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 22
9
2
3
1
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
4
1
1999-00 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1
1999-00 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 21
11
3
2
2
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 24
4
3
8
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
3
1
3
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 20
5
1
6
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1
3
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup
2
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup
1
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 14
4
1
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup 3
2
2003-04 Manchester United League Cup 2
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 12
9
1
2
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
1
2004-05 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2004-05 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Newcastle United Premier League 16
2
1
3
2004-05 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
2005-06 Birmingham City League Cup 3
1
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 22
2
3
5
1
2005-06 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
2006-07 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Newcastle United League Cup 2
2006-07 Newcastle United Premier League 27
4
1
5
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 9
2
3
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup
1
2007-08 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Newcastle United League Cup
2
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 35
3
13
2008-09 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 33
6
1
2009-10 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2009-10 Newcastle United League Championship 10
7
1
2009-10 Newcastle United League Cup 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
13 Aug 2005 Fulham v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
20 Aug 2005 Birmingham City v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2005 Birmingham City v Middlesbrough L 0-3 Premier League
27 Aug 2005 West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City W 2-3 Premier League
10 Sep 2005 Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
17 Sep 2005 Portsmouth v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
26 Oct 2005 Birmingham City v Norwich City W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Birmingham City v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
29 Nov 2005 Millwall v Birmingham City W 2-2 (4-3) League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
10 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Fulham W 1-0 Premier League
17 Dec 2005 Manchester City v Birmingham City L 4-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 1-3 League Cup 5th round
28 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
31 Dec 2005 Chelsea v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
07 Jan 2006 Torquay United v Birmingham City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
04 Feb 2006 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
19 Feb 2006 Stoke City v Birmingham City W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 2006 Birmingham City v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
04 Mar 2006 Middlesbrough v Birmingham City L 1-0 Premier League
11 Mar 2006 Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 Premier League
18 Mar 2006 Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 Premier League
01 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
04 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2006 Aston Villa v Birmingham City L 3-1 Premier League
19 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
22 Apr 2006 Everton v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
07 May 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City L 1-0 Premier League


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 England UEFA 1
1992-93 England Under-18 1
1993-94 England UEFA Under-18 3
1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-21 3
1995-96 England UEFA Under-21 2
1996-97 England International Friendly
2
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 2
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup
2
1997-98 England International Friendly 1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 England International Friendly 2
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 1
2
2000-01 England International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 4
2001-02 England International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 England International Friendly 1
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship 2
2
2003-04 England International Friendly 4
2003-04 England Summer Tournament
2
2003-04 England UEFA European Championship 2
1
2004-05 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
2004-05 England International Friendly 2


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
07 Oct 1992 France v England L 2-0 UEFA
30 Mar 1993 England v Denmark W 4-2 U18
18 Jul 1993 England v France W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group B
20 Jul 1993 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA U18 Group B
22 Jul 1993 England v Spain W 5-1 UEFA U18 Group B
15 Nov 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
27 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
25 Apr 1995 Latvia v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
02 Sep 1995 Portugal v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
14 Nov 1995 England v Austria W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
08 Oct 1996 England v Poland D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
08 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
29 Mar 1997 England v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Italy v England L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 England v Spain W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2001 Albania v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
25 May 2001 England v Mexico W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2001 Greece v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Nov 2001 England v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 England v Paraguay W 4-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Brazil v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Slovakia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Mar 2003 Liechtenstein v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
02 Apr 2003 England v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia W 3-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 FYR Macedonia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 2003 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark L 2-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Sweden v England L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 England v Japan D 1-1 SUMMER TOURNAMENT
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland W 6-1 Summer Tournament
18 Aug 2004 England v Ukraine W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 England v Wales W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Nov 2004 Spain v England L 1-0 International Friendly


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