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
14 Aug 2004 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
21 Aug 2004 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2004 Newcastle United v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
28 Aug 2004 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 4-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2004 Newcastle United v Hapoel Bnei Sakhnin W 2-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 2004 Southampton v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
25 Sep 2004 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 Premier League
03 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
17 Oct 2004 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
24 Oct 2004 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 4-3 Premier League
31 Oct 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
07 Nov 2004 Newcastle United v Fulham L 1-4 Premier League
10 Nov 2004 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-2 League Cup 4th round
14 Nov 2004 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
25 Nov 2004 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Newcastle United W 0-4 UEFA Cup Group D
02 Feb 2005 Manchester City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
20 Feb 2005 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 2005 Newcastle United v Heerenveen W 2-1
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup Round of 32 2nd leg
05 Mar 2005 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
10 Mar 2005 Olympiakos v Newcastle United W 1-3 UEFA Cup Round of 16 1st leg
16 Mar 2005 Newcastle United v Olympiakos W 4-0
Agg: 7-1
UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
19 Mar 2005 Portsmouth v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2005 Newcastle United v Aston Villa L 0-3 Premier League
10 Apr 2005 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 2005 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 4-1 FA Cup Semi-final
20 Apr 2005 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
17 Jul 2005 ZTS Dubnica v Newcastle United W 1-3 Intertoto Cup 3rd round 1st leg
27 Jul 2005 Deportivo La Coruña v Newcastle United L 2-1 Intertoto Cup Semi-final 1st leg
22 Jul 2006 Lillestrom v Newcastle United W 0-3
Agg: 1-4
Intertoto Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Aug 2006 FK Ventspils v Newcastle United W 0-1 UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
19 Aug 2006 Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 Premier League
27 Aug 2006 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
09 Sep 2006 Newcastle United v Fulham L 1-2 Premier League
14 Sep 2006 Levadia Tallinn v Newcastle United W 0-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2006 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 0-2 Premier League
28 Sep 2006 Newcastle United v Levadia Tallinn W 2-1
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2006 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2006 Newcastle United v Fenerbahçe W 1-0 UEFA Cup Group H
22 Oct 2006 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2006 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 2006 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
02 Nov 2006 Palermo v Newcastle United W 0-1 UEFA Cup Group H
04 Nov 2006 Newcastle United v Sheffield United L 0-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2006 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2006 Newcastle United v Celta Vigo W 2-1 UEFA Cup Group H
26 Nov 2006 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 1-0 Premier League
30 Nov 2006 Eintracht Frankfurt v Newcastle United D 0-0 UEFA Cup Group H
06 Dec 2006 Newcastle United v Reading W 3-2 Premier League
09 Dec 2006 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-3 Premier League
13 Dec 2006 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2006 Newcastle United v Watford W 2-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2006 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Cup 5th round
23 Dec 2006 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
30 Dec 2006 Everton v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2007 Birmingham City v Newcastle United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2007 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 2-3 Premier League
17 Jan 2007 Newcastle United v Birmingham City L 1-5 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2007 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
31 Jan 2007 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 3-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2007 Fulham v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
10 Feb 2007 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
15 Feb 2007 SV Zulte Waregem v Newcastle United W 1-3 UEFA Cup Round of 32 1st leg
22 Feb 2007 Newcastle United v SV Zulte Waregem W 1-0
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Cup Round of 32 2nd leg
25 Feb 2007 Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2007 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
08 Mar 2007 Newcastle United v AZ Alkmaar W 4-2 UEFA Cup Round of 16 1st leg
15 Mar 2007 AZ Alkmaar v Newcastle United L 2-0
Agg: 4-4
UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
31 Mar 2007 Newcastle United v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League
07 Apr 2007 Sheffield United v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
09 Apr 2007 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2007 Portsmouth v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
22 Apr 2007 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
05 May 2007 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Premier League
13 May 2007 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
11 Aug 2007 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United W 1-3 Premier League
18 Aug 2007 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2007 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
29 Aug 2007 Newcastle United v Barnsley W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
01 Sep 2007 Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
17 Sep 2007 Derby County v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2007 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 3-1 Premier League
25 Sep 2007 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 2007 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
07 Oct 2007 Newcastle United v Everton W 3-2 Premier League
22 Oct 2007 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
27 Oct 2007 Reading v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2007 Newcastle United v Portsmouth L 1-4 Premier League
24 Nov 2007 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
01 Dec 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
05 Dec 2007 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
08 Dec 2007 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 2-1 Premier League
15 Dec 2007 Fulham v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2007 Newcastle United v Derby County D 2-2 Premier League
29 Dec 2007 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
02 Jan 2008 Newcastle United v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
06 Jan 2008 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 6-0 Premier League
26 Jan 2008 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2008 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
03 Feb 2008 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2008 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 4-1 Premier League
23 Feb 2008 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-5 Premier League
01 Mar 2008 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
08 Mar 2008 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
17 Mar 2008 Birmingham City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
22 Mar 2008 Newcastle United v Fulham W 2-0 Premier League
30 Mar 2008 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 1-4 Premier League
05 Apr 2008 Newcastle United v Reading W 3-0 Premier League
12 Apr 2008 Portsmouth v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
20 Apr 2008 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 2-0 Premier League
26 Apr 2008 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
05 May 2008 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
11 May 2008 Everton v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
17 Aug 2008 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Aug 2008 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2008 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 2-3 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2008 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
13 Sep 2008 Newcastle United v Hull City L 1-2 Premier League
20 Sep 2008 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
24 Sep 2008 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 2008 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
05 Oct 2008 Everton v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
20 Oct 2008 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
25 Oct 2008 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2008 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
09 Nov 2008 Fulham v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
15 Nov 2008 Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 Premier League
22 Nov 2008 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2008 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
14 Dec 2008 Portsmouth v Newcastle United W 0-3 Premier League
21 Dec 2008 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2008 Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2008 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 1-5 Premier League
03 Jan 2009 Hull City v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2009 Newcastle United v Hull City L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2009 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
01 Feb 2009 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
07 Feb 2009 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United W 2-3 Premier League
22 Feb 2009 Newcastle United v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
01 Mar 2009 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
14 Mar 2009 Hull City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Mar 2009 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
04 Apr 2009 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
11 Apr 2009 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
19 Apr 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
27 Apr 2009 Newcastle United v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
03 May 2009 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
11 May 2009 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 3-1 Premier League
16 May 2009 Newcastle United v Fulham L 0-1 Premier League
24 May 2009 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 1-0 Premier League
22 Aug 2009 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Championship
26 Aug 2009 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town W 4-3 League Cup 2nd round
13 Sep 2009 Cardiff City v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Championship
16 Sep 2009 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Championship
26 Sep 2009 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 0-4 League Championship
30 Sep 2009 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Championship
24 Oct 2009 Newcastle United v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League Championship
02 Nov 2009 Sheffield United v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Championship
05 Dec 2009 Newcastle United v Watford W 2-0 League Championship
09 Dec 2009 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Championship
12 Dec 2009 Barnsley v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Championship
20 Dec 2009 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2009 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2010 Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2010 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
30 Jan 2010 Leicester City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Championship
13 Mar 2010 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Championship
23 Mar 2010 Doncaster Rovers v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Championship
03 Apr 2010 Peterborough United v Newcastle United W 2-3 League Championship
24 Apr 2010 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship


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.