Terry Butcher

Date of birth28 December 1958
Place of birthSingapore
NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender

No-nonsense central defender, who formed a partnership with Russell Osman that led to Ipswich Town winning the UEFA Cup in 1981. Following Town's mounting debts reluctantly signed for Rangers. He earned 76 England caps including the infamous 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and Argentina.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ipswich Town 01 Aug 1976 01 Nov 1990

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1980-81 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
1986-87 Rest of the World UNICEF Charity 1
1
1990-91 Coventry City League Division One 6
1990-91 Coventry City Rumbelows 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
01 Mar 1980 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 6-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
06 May 1981 Ipswich Town v AZ Alkmaar W 3-0 UEFA Cup Final 1st leg
20 May 1981 AZ Alkmaar v Ipswich Town L 4-2
Agg: 4-5
UEFA Cup Final 2nd leg


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
1978-79 England B International 1
1978-79 England Under-21 1
1979-80 England International Friendly 1
1979-80 England UEFA Under-21 6
1980-81 England International Friendly 1
1981-82 England British Home Championship 2
1981-82 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1982-83 England British Home Championship 3
1
1982-83 England International Friendly 4
1982-83 England UEFA European Championship 4
1983-84 England British Home Championship 1
1983-84 England International Friendly 1
1983-84 England UEFA European Championship 3
1
1984-85 England City Tournament 2
1984-85 England FIFA World Cup 5
1984-85 England International Friendly 4
1985-86 England FIFA World Cup 5
1985-86 England International Friendly 5
1
1985-86 England Unofficial 1
1986-87 England International Friendly 2
1986-87 England Rous Cup 2
1986-87 England UEFA European Championship 3
1987-88 England UEFA European Championship 2
1988-89 England FIFA World Cup 4
1988-89 England International Friendly 3
1988-89 England Rous Cup 2
1989-90 England FIFA World Cup 7
1989-90 England International Friendly 7
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test 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
09 Jun 1979 Sweden v England W 1-2 Under-21
12 Jun 1979 Austria v England W 0-1 B INTER
11 Sep 1979 England v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 1
20 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 1
12 Feb 1980 England v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
04 Mar 1980 Scotland v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
16 Apr 1980 England v East Germany L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
23 Apr 1980 East Germany v England L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
31 May 1980 Australia v England W 1-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 1981 England v Spain L 1-2 International Friendly
27 Apr 1982 Wales v England W 0-1 British Home Championship
29 May 1982 Scotland v England W 0-1 British Home Championship
16 Jun 1982 England v France W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
20 Jun 1982 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
29 Jun 1982 England v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group B
05 Jul 1982 Spain v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group B
22 Sep 1982 Denmark v England D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
13 Oct 1982 England v West Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
15 Dec 1982 England v Luxembourg W 9-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
23 Feb 1983 England v Wales W 2-1 British Home Championship
30 Mar 1983 England v Greece D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Apr 1983 England v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 May 1983 Northern Ireland v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1983 England v Scotland W 2-0 British Home Championship
12 Jun 1983 Australia v England D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 1983 Australia v England W 0-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 1983 Australia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Sep 1983 England v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1983 Hungary v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Nov 1983 Luxembourg v England W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Feb 1984 France v England L 2-0 International Friendly
04 Apr 1984 England v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
12 Sep 1984 England v East Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 England v Finland W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Nov 1984 Turkey v England W 0-8 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Feb 1985 Northern Ireland v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 Mar 1985 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International Friendly
01 May 1985 Romania v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
22 May 1985 Finland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1985 Scotland v England L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1985 Italy v England L 2-1 CITY TOURNAMENT
12 Jun 1985 England v West Germany W 3-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
16 Jun 1985 USA v England W 0-5 International Friendly
26 Feb 1986 Israel v England W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 USSR v England W 0-1 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 England v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
14 May 1986 England v Korea Republic W 4-1 UNOFFICIAL
17 May 1986 England v Mexico W 3-0 International Friendly
24 May 1986 Canada v England W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1986 Portugal v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
06 Jun 1986 England v Morocco D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
11 Jun 1986 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 1986 England v Paraguay W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 1986 Argentina v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
10 Sep 1986 Sweden v England L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 1986 England v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 England v Yugoslavia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Spain v England W 2-4 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
19 May 1987 England v Brazil D 1-1 ROUS CUP
23 May 1987 Scotland v England D 0-0 ROUS CUP
14 Oct 1987 England v Turkey W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Nov 1987 Yugoslavia v England W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Sep 1988 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 England v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
08 Feb 1989 Greece v England W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Mar 1989 Albania v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
26 Apr 1989 England v Albania W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 May 1989 England v Chile D 0-0 ROUS CUP
27 May 1989 Scotland v England W 0-2 ROUS CUP
03 Jun 1989 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1989 Denmark v England D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 1989 Sweden v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1989 Poland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 1990 England v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 4-2 International Friendly
15 May 1990 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 1990 England v Uruguay L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1990 Tunisia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 1990 England v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 1990 England v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
01 Jul 1990 England v Cameroon W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Jul 1990 Germany v England L 1-1 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test


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