Jack Butland BIO

Real name Jack Butland
Age 22 (Born 10 Mar, 1993)
Height 6ft 4in (1.93m)
Weight 14st 11lb (93.88kg)
Place of birth Bristol
Nationality England

After just six Under-21 caps and a starring role for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics, Jack became England’s youngest Senior ‘keeper against Italy in Berne in August 2012.

A product of the Birmingham City Academy, Jack has been involved with England since U16 level when he made his debut against Northern Ireland in a Victory Shield game in October 2008 before going on to make history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to represent England at senior level when he made his debut whilst still only 19-years-old.

On his rise to the Seniors, Jack has represented England at U17, U19, U20 and Under-21 level and was a part of the squad which lifted the UEFA European U17 Championship in Liechtenstein in May 2010.

He started that competition as the understudy to Sam Johnstone, but after an impressive performance when he got the opportunity to play, he kept his place and ended the competition in possession of the shirt.

Career Life

  • 2007

    March 2007

    Joined Birmingham

  • 2008

    October 2008

    First ever England game

    6-0 win over Ireland U-16 in the victory shield which we went on to win!

  • 2009

    Summer 2009

    Montague tournament win

    We beat Germany U-16 on penalties in the final of the Montague tournament

  • 2010

    March 2010

    First professional contract

    Signed first professional contract Birmingham

  • 2010

    Summer 2010

    European championships win

    Won the U-17 European Championships v Spain in Liechtenstein

  • 2011

    Summer 2011

    U-20 World Cup

    Kept 3 clean sheets in the group stages of the U-20 World Cup

  • 2011

    Summer 2011

    League debut

    Made football league debut with Cheltenham

  • 2011

    2011

    England U-21

    Made debut for England U-21

  • 2012

    2011

    Birmingham debut

    Made Birmingham debut

  • 2012

    Summer 2012

    Team GB Olympic

    Member of the team GB Olympic squad for London 2012

  • 2012

    October 2012

    Youngest goalkeeper to play for England

    Became the youngest ever goalkeeper to play for England v Italy

  • 2013

    January 2013

    Joined Stoke City

  • 2014

    1st January 2014

    Stoke City debut

    Made Stoke City debut

  • 2014

    January 2014

    England U-21 Captain

    Made England U-21 Captain by Gareth Southgate

  • 2015

    2015

    Stoke City First Goalkeeper

    Became Stoke City's first team Goalkeeper in the Premier League after being given the number 1 shirt by Mark Hughes

  • 2015

    October 2015

    First senior competitive game

    Made first senior competitive appearance for England