Hans-Jorg Butt – a unique goalkeeper and striker
Penalty shooting is a real art. Therefore, almost every team has a player who is responsible for this function. But sometimes mentors make unusual choices, as was the case with Hans-Jorg Butt. He was the goalkeeper himself and at the same time executed a penalty. By the way, it is easy to watch soccer live with participation of the teams where he played on the sports statistics website.
It should be noted that Butt started his career at Oldenburg and it was there that he was noticed at the Bundesliga level. A young keeper at that time moved to Hamburg. It was in the squad of this club that the goalkeeper attracted attention of the everyone in Germany. He was not only reliable in the goal, but also regularly save penalties. It was his period with Hamburg that was the most productive. As part of this team, Butt managed to score 19 goals in 4 years. An excellent indicator that many midfield players can envy.
You can follow soccer matches with participation of Hamburg in live mode on the reliable resource. This will keep your finger on the pulse.
After a successful stint at Hamburg, Butt went on to be promoted to Bayer. Then Leverkusen were on the move. Already in the first season in the new team, the keeper almost won the Bundesliga and the Champions League with it. However, in both cases, Bayer lacked quite a bit. In total, the goalkeeper spent 6 seasons in the camp of the Pharmacists. During this time, he scored 7 penalties. Not so much, but the opponent understood that when Butt approaches the point, they have almost no chance.
The goalkeeper’s further career
After Bayer, he transferred to Benfica in the goalkeeper’s career. There he lost the competition for the place at the start and it seemed that his career was on the decline. However, in 2008, Butt unexpectedly moved to Bayern. By the way, you can follow the fixtures Bundesliga matches with her participation on the sports statistics website.
Butt not only moved to Bayern, but also managed to win the competition from younger keepers like Rensing. As a result, at 34 he became the goalkeeper of the main German team.
Here he was almost not entrusted the right to strike a penalty, but Butt enjoyed a well-deserved authority in the team. He managed to become the team’s number one due to:
- great experience;
- excellent reaction;
- mutual understanding with defenders;
- ability to properly position himself in the goal.
As a result, Butt remained the main goalkeeper of the team until Manuel Neuer joined the club. Only after that he was in reserve, and in 2012 he finished his career.
But you will still be able to find out the fixtures of Bundesliga games on the sports statistics website. Here, there is information about every team where Butt managed to play. Follow the news in a convenient format and do not miss anything important.
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