Player Profile 3 - Thomas Butler
The 3rd in our installment of Player Profiles is our recent signing, Thomas Butler.
Player Profile - Thomas Butler
Full Name - Thomas Anthony Butler
Position - Midfield
Date of Birth - 25/04/1981
Place of Birth - Dublin, Ireland
Former Club(s) - Sunderland, Hartlepool, Dunfermline, Swansea
Date Joined Alnwick - December 2015
Favourite team - Arsenal
Best ground played at - Highbury
Best moment in football - Making my senior international debut for my country against Finland
One of two former professional recent signings for Alnwick Thomas Butler is the only former international in the ranks, appearing twice for Ireland. Butler enjoyed three promotions in his career, winning the old Division 1 (now Championship) with Sunderland in 1998/99, lifting the League 1 title with Swansea City in 2007/08 before securing promotion to the Premier League with Welsh club in 2011 via the PlayOffs. He retired after his release from the club the following season.
He made his long awaited Alnwick debut in the 4-1 defeat to South Shields in December 2015.