Nicky Butt

Soccer Player

Nicky Butt was born in Gorton, England, United Kingdom on January 21st, 1975 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 49, Nicky Butt biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1975
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Gorton, England, United Kingdom
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$18 Million
Association Football Player
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Nicky Butt Life

Nicholas Butt (born 21 January 1975) is an English football coach and former Manchester United executive who is in charge of first-team training.

He is also a co-owner of Salford City. From 1992 to 2011, he played in professional football as a midfielder.

He began his career with Manchester United and spent 12 years with them, winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups, four FA Community Shields, the UEFA Champions League, and the Intercollegiate Cup before moving to Newcastle United in 2004.

In 2005-06, he spent one season on loan to Birmingham City.

He completed his education abroad and spent time in South China, where he lifted the Hong Kong League Cup. Between 1997 and 2004, Butt earned 39 caps for England.

He was selected for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004.

Personal life

Butt was arrested and jailed for assaulting a woman in 2004. Butt married Shelley Barlow, his long-time girlfriend, in 2008. They have two children. Butt was arrested in April 2019 for suspected domestic assault, but the probe was dismissed after the Crown Prosecution Service refused to produce no evidence. Butt was warned of criminal harm but not for criminal offense.


Nicky Butt Career

Club career

Born in Gorton, Manchester, Butt began his football career as a key part of Manchester United's youth team before turning professional in 1993.

In 1992, he made his first-team debut against Oldham Athletic as a substitute, but he didn't get his first action in the team until the 1994–95 season, while still covering for Roy Keane in the case of injury and suspension. On 10 April 1994, one of his first appearances for his first team appeared in the FA Cup semi-finals, also against Oldham as a replacement, this time in a 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium. United defeated Maine Road 4–1, but he was not included in the squad. Butt played 35 games in all competitions, scoring one goal and being in the starting eleven for the FA Cup final, which United lost to Everton.

With the departure of Paul Ince from Internazionale in the 1995 close season, owner Alex Ferguson decided to draft Butt as Ince's successor in midfield alongside Roy Keane. Butt was one of a large group of Manchester United youth talent named Fergie's Fledglings, who had mostly played in United's FA Youth Cup winning triumph of 1992 and was gradually introduced into the first team over the next few seasons. David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, and Paul Scholes were among the Old Trafford team's first players who helped the club win numerous major awards in English football over the years.

Butt's debut as a regular first team player at United in his early years, and he often started in the lineup, scoring vital goals against Liverpool in Eric Cantona's comeback match in October 1995, requiring Nigel Winterburn to concede an own goal against Arsenal in November 1996 – the end of a three-match losing streak in the league. Butt was also a good replacement for Roy Keane as the midfield ball champion, while Keane was out for a large portion of the 1997–98 season, winning a PFA Team of the Year award that year. However, Keane returned to his hometown and was later discovered as a midfielder in the 1990s. Butt's first-team opportunities began to decline, with some of his appearances coming from the bench from this stage onwards.

Howevert won many awards at United in 1999, including Butt's ascension to Roy Keane, as the club capped their domination of the 1990s with a dramatic and unforgettable treble victory, as well as numerous others in the years since 2001. Butt had six Premier League champion's medals, three FA Cup champion's medals, and a Champions League champion's trophy by the time of his release from Old Trafford. In 1995, he had also won an FA Cup runners-up award.

Butt transferred to Birmingham City in January 2004, but decided against a bid to Birmingham City during the January transfer window. He was signed by Bobby Robson for Newcastle United in July 2004 for a four-year contract, where he was seen as a replacement for the injured Gary Speed, who had moved to Bolton Wanderers.

Butt's 2004-05 season was a failure and injury-plagued, prompting Newcastle manager Graeme Souness to bring Senegalese midfielder Amdy Faye to the club in January 2005. Despite a promising start, the fans turned on Butt following their 4–1 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals. Butt was pushed further down the pecking order in the summer of 2005, and his transfer to Birmingham City (managed by former Manchester United teammate Steve Bruce) on a season-long loan was revealed on August 3rd.

Butt walked out on his manager and former Manchester United teammate Steve Bruce after finding out Bruce placed his son Alex Bruce in the squad ahead of himself, and was fined two weeks wages later. Butt returned to Newcastle, who was being coached by Glenn Roeder after Birmingham were relegated from the Premier League.

Although Not a fan favorite at St. James' Park, Butt defeated some fans with two goals scored through headers in a pre-season friendly against Villarreal. There was some rumors that newly appointed Sunderland boss Roy Keane would try to find his former Manchester United midfield partner. However, Butt stayed at Newcastle due to a lack of back-up midfielders and his excellent pre-season results.

Butt was much more involved in Newcastle's first team during the 2006–07 season, playing in the holding role that allowed Parker and Emre's likes to play. Butt scored the winner against Tottenham Hotspur in a 3–2 win at White Hart Lane on January 14th, his first Newcastle goal in more than two years. Butt's return to form was captured when he captained Newcastle in a UEFA Cup match against Zulte Waregem on February 15, after Parker was injured. Butt's good form during the season continued on Sunday, when he received the man of the match award for his appearance against Arsenal on April 9th. He continued to captain Newcastle until Parker was hurt, and by the time of the season, it was widely believed he had defeated the Newcastle fans.

Butt continued to play a large part in Newcastle's 2007-08 campaign, with Parker having moved to West Ham United. He penned a new deal on December 21st, keeping him at the club until the end of next season. After being an almost always-presenter in the season, he expressed the desire to continue his work with Newcastle. Butt served as captain for the injured Michael Owen's absence during the season, and was a hit choice. Butt won by 2–1 in his 100th league game for Newcastle on December 21, 2008, the first game for the club in 1996. Newcastle were ultimately relegated that season, which means Butt's record of playing in every Premier League season has been shattered.

Butt was named permanent club captain for the 2009–10 season, his first outside the top flight after Michael Owen's release to Manchester United as a free agent during the summer transfer window. However, vice-captain Alan Smith's outstanding form has seen him take the armband more often than Butt. Butt began playing games but his holding role was still excellent, with his team gaining gritty shutouts in the majority of the games he tried.

Both promotion to the Premier League and the Championship trophy were eventually won by the club, but Butt announced his retirement in the run-up to Newcastle's last home game against Ipswich Town. He played in his penultimate game as a replacement and gained a penalty en route to a 2–2 draw. Butt lifted the Championship trophy with vice-captain Alan Smith.

Despite being backed by former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton to move into teaching, Hughton had no idea what Hughton was talking about when leaving Newcastle, but a coaching role with Newcastle is not something Hughton had discussed with Butt about.

The chairman of Hong Kong club South China, Steven Lo, said on November 6, 2010 that the club hoped Butt to sign for them at the end of the month. On November 22, Butt signed for South China. The No. 66 is on display at the University of No. In a 2–1 victory for South China, 8 shirt shirt was his first match against TSW Pegasus in his first match. Butt scored from a freekick during this game but missed a penalty.

He appeared in Gary Neville's testimonial against Juventus on May 24, 2011, rekindling the old days in a midfield with David Beckham. However, they lost the game to the Old Lady. Butt also played in midfield for Eric Cantona's New York Cosmos in Scholes' testimonial match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 5, 2011.

International career

He earned his first England cap against Mexico in 1996-97 and became a squad regular, providing solid backup for the central midfield positions. He was capped five times at under-21 level. Butt's potential in the starting lineup with Manchester United teammates David Beckham and Paul Scholes due to an injury to first choice midfielder Steven Gerrard before the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He was named "the best player of the England squad" by Brazilian legend Pelé ahead of England's quarter-final match against Brazil, a nod to his exploits in the unattractive holding role. Following a 2–1 loss to Brazil, England eventually left the World Cup.

After the World Cup, he returned to his role as a squad player, providing experienced coverage for Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard's first-choice midfield pairing. He was selected for UEFA Euro 2004, but he missed the tournament due to illness. On November 17, 2004, he made his last international appearance in a friendly against Spain. He appeared 39 times for England, in total.

Post-playing career

Butt returned to Manchester United as a coach for the club's reserve team in October 2012. He took over the academy in February 2016, a few months after Brian McClair's resignation. After Warren Joyce left for Wigan Athletic's managerial role in November 2016, he's been serving as interim coach of the reserve (under-23) team since November 2016. After Giggs was appointed interim manager of Manchester United's first team following David Moyes' departure, he briefly served as assistant to Ryan Giggs.

Manchester United restructured their backroom staff, making Butt the head of first-team growth and advising boss Ole Gunnar Solskjr to help with the transition for young players from the youth squad to the first team in July 2019. Butt was fired as the academy's head, according to Nick Cox. Butt was reported that he would leave Manchester United after nine years in various coaching positions within their academy in March 2021.

Butt, along with fellow Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Gary and Phil Neville had agreed to buy Salford City ahead of the 2014-2015 season. The club has applied to join the Football League, and there are plans to bring it to the Football League. Salford's Class of '92 team will participate in a special friendly, according to the company. On September 22, the corporation decided to sell a 5 percent stake in the team to billionaire Peter Lim.

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of 20 May 2011


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