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Jacob Butterfield

Personal information
Full nameJacob Luke Butterfield
Date of birth10 June 1990(age 26)
Place of birthBradford, England
Height1.80 m
Playing positionMidfielder, Defender
Club information
Current clubBarnsley

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Jacob Luke Butterfield (born 10 June 1990 in Bradford) is an English professional footballer currently playing in the Football League Championship for Barnsley.

Butterfield has been described as a star of the future for Barnsley by Simon Davey. He made his debut for Barnsley in a Carling Cup tie against Newcastle United in August 2007 coming on as a substitute for Martin Devaney during a 2 0 loss.

Butterfield began training with Grimsby Town on November 3, 2008 with a view to a possible loan deal.

Butterfield scored his first senior goal on August 8, 2009 with a 59th-minute goal at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. This goal proved to be vital as it spurred Barnsley on to claw back to 2 2 as Barnsley were 2 0 down at half time.

He also made an appearance coming on as a substitute versus Manchester United in a league cup tie which Barnsley suffered a 2 0 defeat.

On 17th September 2011 he captained Barnsley in their 1-1 draw at home to Watford. At just 21 years old this made him the youngest ever captain in Barnsley's history.

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