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Jack Butland

22-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Stoke City  Premier


Birthdate:  March 10, 1993    Birthplace:  England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  207 lbs    

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Butland is expected to compete with veteran Shay Given for Stoke City's starting goalkeeper position now that former teammate Asmir Begovic has been sold to Chelsea, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Butland is fresh off playing for England in the European U-21 Championships, so he's yet to join Stoke for their preseason training program, but the 22-year-old could very well earn the Potters' No. 1 goalkeeper position this season. While Butland will have to beat out the veteran Given for that designation, the opening brought by Begovic's departure creates an excellent opportunity for Butland to emerge on fantasy radars. Knowing that, it should be worthwhile to monitor Butland's progress as the upcoming season approaches to see if he's indeed tabbed as Stoke's first-choice keeper.

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Jack Butland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 19, 2014

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Leeds has made contact with Stoke about the possibility of bringing Butland to the side, reports Sky Sports.

Leeds is in search of a new goalkeeper, and Heurelho Gomes is also in the mix for a possible loan agreement. Butland will be looking to make sure he gets regular playing time ahead of selection for this summer's World Cup.

January 12, 2014

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Butland leaked five goals as Stoke City fell to Liverpool on Sunday.

Butland's five saves prevented a larger scoreline, but he'll be keen to forget Sunday's performance nonetheless. With fellow keepers Asmir Begovic (finger) and Thomas Sorensen (Achilles) still out, Butland will remain the Potters' No. 1 until one of his peers returns to health.

December 27, 2013

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Butland has been recalled from his loan spell at Barnsley, after Asmir Begovic suffered a broken finger in training, the BBC reports.

Thomas Sorensen has taken over the starting goalkeeper duties for Stoke, although Butland would be the next in line if anything were to happen to the new No. 1.

January 31, 2013

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Butland has signed a contract reported to be around 5 million to join Stoke City after the season, ESPN Soccernet reports.

He will remain with Birmingham until the end of the Championship League season. Butland recently turned down the chance to talk to Chelsea, as the England international only wanted the opportunity for regular playing time. He is worth keeping an eye on for next season and beyond.

January 30, 2013

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May 25, 2012

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The Birmingham City keeper is just 19, and while he probably won't see the field in Poland and the Ukraine, it's a great experience for him and could be a warm up for the Olympics later this summer.