Butterworth, Dave

Birth Date

4th May 1937





Biographical Text

Dave Butterworth played for Exeter City between 1957 and 1960. He joined the club from Guildford and later played for Hyde United.  After a flurry of appearances at the start of his time with Exeter, he rarely played after a change of manager. 

A former amateur on the books of Manchester United, Dave followed manager Bill Thompson from Guildford City to Exeter City in May 1957. At that stage he was still an amateur and on National Service although the Grecians manager had high hopes of him once he could turn professional. 

Dave's debut came in a 2-2 home draw against Southampton in September 1957 and he played regularly up until signing professional forms at the start of 1958 following his release from the army. With manager Thompson soon leaving, Dave's prospects started to diminish and - after 17 league appearances in his first season - he only played 8 league games in 1958/59 and just once the following season. Given a free transfer in the summer of 1960 he joined Hyde United.


Exeter City league games only




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