Norwich City top 100 appearances: Geoff Butler (72)
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72 Geoff Butler
196 appearances/1 goal
Geoff Butler was a regular in City’s back four in the late 60 and early 70s, earning himself a Division Two winner’s medal – and a Wembley loser’s medal.
But while Butler had a fine career, football’s history books will also record a remarkable feat in non-league.
Butler joined City from Chelsea in 1968 and was in the team which won the title in 1971-72, but lost the League Cup to Spurs in 1973.
He went on to play for Baltimore Comets, in the US, and Bournemouth before becoming player coach at Peterborough. He headed into non league with Trowbridge and Salisbury, where he was manager for 18 years – and for all but six months of that time he was also commercial manager and managing director.
In October, 2000, the club awarded him a testimonial against West Ham, after his amazing 960 games in charge.
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