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Hans-jörg Butt

Hans-Jörg Butt (; born 28 May 1974 in Oldenburg) is a Germany Association footballer who plays for FC Bayern Munich in the Fußball-Bundesliga, as a Goalkeeper (association football).

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Hans-jörg Butt biography


Hans-Jörg Butt (; born 28 May 1974 in Oldenburg) is a Germany Association footballer who plays for FC Bayern Munich in the Fußball-Bundesliga, as a Goalkeeper (association football).

Known for taking penalty kicks, Hans-jörg Butt netted nearly 30 List of goalscoring goalkeepers in Germany's top flight. Butt has played for Hamburger SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich in Hans-jörg Butt country, having arrived at Munich already aged 34.

During Hans-jörg Butt career, Butt scored three times from the penalty spot against Juventus F.C., once with each club.

Club career

Butt started Hans-jörg Butt professional career with modest VfB Oldenburg, achieving promotion to the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga. Hans-jörg Butt moved to Hamburger SV in 1997 and, in 1998–99, hit seven goals for the team – all from the Penalty kick, adding nine in similar fashion 1999–2000 Fußball-Bundesliga.

Butt joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen on a Free transfer (football) in 2001, being the side's undisputed starter in the subsequent campaigns (he only missed one league match in Hans-jörg Butt first five seasons combined, and added seven goals), and appeared in all the games (17) for a team that lost to Real Madrid C.F. in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, scoring a penalty in a 3–1 home win against Juventus F.C, in the second group stage.

In a hilarious situation, in 2003–04 Fußball-Bundesliga, after scoring a penalty in an away match against FC Schalke 04, on 17 April 2004, Butt was busy celebrating with Hans-jörg Butt teammates and, as Hans-jörg Butt went back into Hans-jörg Butt goal Hans-jörg Butt found the ball in the net. A Schalke player (Mike Hanke) shot the ball from the halfway line, after a quick kick-off.

After losing Leverkusen's nets to the young René Adler during 2006–07, Butt decided to cancel the contract that linked Hans-jörg Butt to the club until 2009. Hans-jörg Butt activated a clause that allowed Hans-jörg Butt to leave the club should Hans-jörg Butt fail to appear in less of the games during the second half of the season. In July 2007, Hans-jörg Butt signed a two-year deal with Portugal giants S.L. Benfica. Butt made Hans-jörg Butt Reds debut in the Summer tournament of Torneio de Guadiana, held between Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Real Betis. In the tournament, Hans-jörg Butt saved a penalty against Betis, helping Benfica with the final win. At Benfica, however, Hans-jörg Butt played understudy to Portugal national football team Quim, and was used in the Taça de Portugal matches. Hans-jörg Butt only made one Primeira Liga appearance for Benfica, coming on as a Substitute (association football) after Quim was sent off against C.S. Marítimo, in October 2007. In this match, Hans-jörg Butt saved a penalty from Ariza Makukula with Hans-jörg Butt first touch of the game, and Benfica eventually won 2–1.

On 4 June 2008, Butt signed a two-year contract with 2007–08 Fußball-Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich and was expected to act as backup to Oliver Kahn's heir, highly rated young Michael Rensing. Hans-jörg Butt made Hans-jörg Butt debut for the club in the UEFA Champions League 2008–09 UEFA Champions League second leg match against Sporting Clube de Portugal, in a 7–1 home drubbing, on March 10, 2009. With Rensing dropped to the bench following a 5–1 loss at Vfl Wolfsburg, Hans-jörg Butt also started the remaining games of 2008–09 Fußball-Bundesliga, as the initial first-choice was also nursing a hand injury.

After the team's poor start to the 2009–10 Fußball-Bundesliga with Rensing in goal, Butt was reinstated as the first-choice. On 8 December 2009, Hans-jörg Butt scored Hans-jörg Butt first goal for the club, a crucial penalty in the club's last 2009–10 UEFA Champions League match, at Juventus, coming from behind to a 4–1 victory – after this feat, Butt managed to score a goal against Juventus in the Champions League for all three major German clubs Hans-jörg Butt represented.

On 30 January 2010, Butt missed out on the opportunity to score Hans-jörg Butt first league goal for Bayern as Hans-jörg Butt penalty was saved by FSV Mainz 05 goalkeeper Heinz Müller (goalkeeper), but it proved to be of no detriment to the club as it won 3–0. On 16 February, Hans-jörg Butt was rewarded for an outstanding season with a contract extension until 2011. Hans-jörg Butt was also in goal for the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final, where Hans-jörg Butt team was denied an historic Treble (association football), after losing 0–2 to F.C. Internazionale Milano.

Midway through the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga, 36-year old Butt lost Hans-jörg Butt starting place to another club youth graduate, Thomas Kraft. Hans-jörg Butt still appeared in 25 official games during the campaign (18 in the league).

International career

Butt was Germany national football team's third-choice goalkeeper, behind Oliver Kahn and Jens Lehmann, at both the UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, remaining an unused substitute in both tournaments.

Hans-jörg Butt won three international Cap (sport) for Germany in friendly matches, with Hans-jörg Butt debut coming against Liechtenstein national football team, on 7 June 2000, where Hans-jörg Butt appeared for the second half of an 8–2 routing.

On 6 May 2010, Butt, Manuel Neuer and Tim Wiese were chosen as Germany's goalkeepers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the Bayern man taking the place of former Leverkusen team-mate Adler, who had to withdraw due to a rib injury. Hans-jörg Butt made Hans-jörg Butt first competitive international appearance on 10 July, appearing in the 3–2 win against Uruguay national football team, in the tournament's third-place playoff.

Honours

Club

Oldenburg
- Regionalliga Nord: 1995–96

Bayer Leverkusen
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2001–02 UEFA Champions League
- DFB-Pokal: Runner-up 2001–02 DFB-Pokal

Bayern Munich
- Fußball-Bundesliga: 2009–10 Fußball-Bundesliga
- DFB-Pokal: 2009–10 DFB-Pokal
- DFL-Supercup: 2010 DFL-Supercup
- UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2009–10 UEFA Champions League

National team

- FIFA World Cup: Runner-up 2002 FIFA World Cup
- FIFA World Cup: Third place 2010 FIFA World Cup

Club statistics

Statistics accurate as of 19 February 2011

Personal life

Butt is married to Katja, and the couple has one daughter and one son.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-J%C3%B6rg_Butt

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