Calum Butcher Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Calum James Butcher
  • Born: February 26th, 1991 (Rochford, Essex, England)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender / Defensive Midfielder
  • Signed: July 4th, 2013
  • First Manager: Jackie McNamara
  • Career Totals: 134 appearances, 6 goals
  • Also Played For: Barnet, Burton Albion, FC Hjørring, Hayes & Yeading United, Mansfield Town, Millwall, Tottenham Hotspur


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2021-22 20 (4) 0 9 1 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
2020-21 35 (1) 1 13 0 41.7% 27.8% 30.6%
2019-20 27 (1) 3 9 0 67.9% 14.3% 17.9%
2018-19 15 (1) 1 4 1 62.5% 18.8% 18.8%
2014-15 20 (1) 1 7 0 42.9% 19.0% 38.1%
2013-14 8 (1) 0 2 1 33.3% 22.2% 44.4%
Totals: 125 (9) 6


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/03/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
 14/03/22 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
 05/03/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
 02/03/22 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
 20/02/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Brechin City (A) 6 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Brechin City (A)  6 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/03/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 14/03/22 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 05/03/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 02/03/22 Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 2
 26/02/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 20/02/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 12/02/22 5th Round vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 09/02/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 05/02/22 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 01/02/22 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 29/01/22 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 26/01/22 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 22/01/22 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 05/12/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 20/11/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 19/09/21 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 11/09/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 28/08/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 07/08/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 01/08/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 20/07/21 Group B vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 17/07/21 Group B vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 0
 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H)  6 - 1
 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 08/05/21 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 01/05/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 2
 25/04/21 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 16/04/21 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 0
 10/04/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 03/04/21 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 20/03/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 07/03/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 27/02/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 21/02/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  3 - 0
 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 0
 03/02/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 10/11/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 06/11/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 31/10/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 13/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Kelty Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Peterhead (H)  0 - 1
 07/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Brechin City (A)  6 - 2
 02/10/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  1 - 2
 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 12/09/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 29/08/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 4
 22/08/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 15/08/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 11/08/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 08/08/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 0
 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 4
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 2
 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 04/05/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 30/03/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 2
 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 18/04/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 15/03/15 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  3 - 0
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0


Biography


Calum began his youth career with Ipswich Town and Southend United before joining English Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 16. A regular in the Under 18 and Under 21 teams during his four years with Spurs, he had his first taste of first team football during a two month loan spell at Barnet, before he was released by Spurs at the end of the 2010-11 season. He signed a one year deal with Danish 1st Division club FC Hjørring in 2011 and after one season he returned to England, where he would sign for one season at Conference South team Hayes & Yeading United.

Calum arrived in Dundee in the summer of 2013 for a trial with United at age 22, and within days manager Jackie McNamara had signed him up on a two year deal. Despite making a handful of appearances at the start of the season, his involvement in the first team reduced by the turn of the year, and he mostly became a fringe player. A better start to the 2014-15 season saw him earn a place in United's midfield and in March 2015, he collected a Scottish League Cup runners-up medal against Celtic. Injuries ultimately saw him drift in and out of the side once again and upon the expiration of his contract in June, he agreed a move to English League Two champions Burton Albion.

Calum helped Burton to promotion from League One to the Championship in his first season, but after just a year he agreed a two-year deal with Millwall. He became a regular throughout the 2016-17 season at The Den, playing as a box-to-box midfielder. Early in the 2017-18 season, he was released by the London club and was snapped up by Mansfield Town. He hardly missed a match for the League Two side, but soon found first team opportunities limited after the new year. He then moved on loan to Isthmian League Premier Division leaders Billericay Town until the end of that season.

Still out of favour after his return to Mansfield, Calum returned to United under manager Robbie Neilson who brought him back to Tannadice on deadline day of the January 2019 transfer window, signing an eighteen-month contract. He made his second debut for the Club just days later, in a 2-1 win over Morton at Tannadice, and was an influential player in United's midfield for the rest of the season as United secured their place in the play-offs. The following season, Calum became a regular for United as they secured promotion back to the Premiership. Under new manager Micky Mellon in 2020-21, he became a key part of the side in the centre midfield, while also earning a reputation for his aggressive style with a remarkable 13 yellow cards to his name in one season.

On 1 September 2021, Calum extended his contract with United until 2024, but injuries and suspensions caused him to fleet in and out of the team during the 2021-22 season, eventually dropping into the defence.

Last updated on Monday, April 18th, 2022 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


4

Season:
2013-14

20

Season:
2014-15

18

Season:
2018-19

18

Season:
2019-20

18

Season:
2020-21

18

Season:
2021-22





Debut

August 2nd, 2013
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premiership)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Calum was born on this date in Rochford, Essex, England.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Following a successful trial spell during the summer pre-season, Calum was signed on a two year deal.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Partick Th 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United's opening match of the season took place at Firhill against newly-promoted Partick Thistle, picking up a point in their first ever game under the new SPFL Premiership. There were competitive d


  • First Goal

    St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    Jackie McNamara named the same starting eleven from the Celtic game for the Tayside derby against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. Mackay-Steven and Connolly did return for the visitors, both listed as


  • Left the Club


    Upon the expiration of his contract in June, Calum agreed a move to English League Two champions Burton Albion.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Out of favour at Mansfield Town, Calum rejoined United on deadline day in January 2019.


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 2 East Fife
    League Cup (Group A)

    Robbie Neilson showed his intention by fielding a very strong line up for the final Betfred Cup Group Stage match against East Fife. With the exception of youngster Scott Banks it was a largely experi


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Alloa Athletic
    League (Championship)

    After dominating the first ten minutes, United fell behind to a fortuitous goal for the visitors. A cross from the right glanced off the head of Mark Reynolds and flashed past Benji Siegrist in


  • Last Goal

    Brechin City 2 - 6 Dundee United
    League Cup (Sectional Tie - Group C)

    United travelled up the A90 for their opening League Cup tie of the season, facing a Brechin City side who were playing their first match since March due to the Covid closedown. With Lawrence Shanklan


  • 100th Appearance

    Rangers 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United travelled to Govan in hope rather than expectation of stopping Steven Gerrard’s juggernaut Bears, who remain unbeaten in the league this season. However the Terrors have enjoyed their own fine


  • 100th League Appearance

    Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • Last Appearance

    St Mirren 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)