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Chelsea FC Profile: Dennis Butler

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Full Name: Dennis Michael Butler

Born: Sunday, 7th March 1943 (age: 80)
Place of birth: Fulham, London, England
Height: 5' 9"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1959 to 1963

Dennis was sylish full back and a member of the Chelsea sides that won the FA Youth Cup in both 1959/60 and 1960/61 seasons. Brielfy managed Port Vale May 1978 - August 1979

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1959 to Jun 1963) - From Chelsea Juniors
Hull City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 18th November 1961, Manchester City 2 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 18 years 8 months 11 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 27th March 1963, Chelsea 3 - 1 Derby County


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1961 / 62 16000016
1962 / 63 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Dennis Butler made 18 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League18th Nov 1961Manchester City22Chelsea16,583 match drawn
League9th Dec 1961Chelsea12Burnley33,296 match lost
League16th Dec 1961Nottingham Forest30Chelsea17,419 match lost
League3rd Feb 1962Chelsea01West Ham United34,259 match lost
League10th Feb 1962Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea12,206 match lost
League16th Feb 1962Chelsea10Blackpool24,276 match won
League24th Feb 1962Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday23,760 match won
League9th Mar 1962Chelsea11Birmingham City23,959 match drawn
League17th Mar 1962Everton40Chelsea37,215 match lost
League24th Mar 1962Chelsea23Arsenal31,016 match lost
League31st Mar 1962Bolton Wanderers42Chelsea15,495 match lost
League7th Apr 1962Chelsea11Manchester City18,629 match drawn
League11th Apr 1962Leicester City20Chelsea15,184 match lost booked
League14th Apr 1962West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea14,573 match lost
League20th Apr 1962Chelsea45Wolverhampton Wanderers31,221 match lost
League21st Apr 1962Chelsea22Ipswich Town28,462 match drawn
League1st Dec 1962Chelsea11Plymouth Argyle29,829 match drawn
League27th Mar 1963Chelsea31Derby County19,553 match won

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Chelsea FC Player Dennis Butler

Games Won: 3
Win Percentage: 16.67%
Total Bookings: 1
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 18 appearances, Dennis Butler played alongside the following 28 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Frank Blunstone (10)
Gordon Bolland (2)
Peter Bonetti (10)
Peter Brabrook (11)
Terry Bradbury (6)
Barry Bridges (13)
John Dunn (1)
Tommy Harmer (1)
Allan Harris (5)
Ron Harris (4)
Mike Harrison (10)
Derek Kevan (1)
Andy Malcolm (16)
Eddie McCreadie (1)
Errol McNally (6)
Graham Moore (11)
John Mortimore (8)
James Mulholland (1)
Bert Murray (14)
Mike Pinner (1)
Mel Scott (13)
Colin Shaw (1)
Ken Shellito (12)
Dennis Sorrell (1)
Bobby Tambling (9)
Frank Upton (6)
Terry Venables (4)
Allan Young (2)