item

Terry Butcher

Ambassador

Terry Butcher football icon, commentator and former Captain of the England national team, has played in 3 FIFA World cups over a decade for England, made 445 appearances at club level and managed 10 clubs over 28 years.

His playing career wielded spells with Ipswich Town FC where he made his name as a combative and tough central defender, particularly dominant in aerial battles. He became a club legend, making 271 appearances, as well as forming part of the team that won the UEFA Cup, under Bobby Robson in 1981. Soon after he joined Rangers FC where he was made captain and led the side to 3 league titles and two Scottish League Cups in four seasons.

Terry made his first of 77 England appearances in 1980 under Ron Greenwood at the age of 21, eventually going onto captain the side during England's run to the 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final.

He moved into management, starting as a player-manager at Coventry City and Sunderland FC's, before a fairly successful stint at Motherwell a decade later between 2002-05, leading the club to the 2005 Scottish League Cup Final against his former team Rangers.

Terry was installed as the Scotland assistant manager in 2008, before a sixth-place finish at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, for which he was shortlisted for the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year in 2013. Spells at Hibernian, Newport County and The Philippines came up, alongside regular media appearances as a football pundit.

GeeWizz is honoured to count Terry as a pioneering supporter from the very start, having actively participated in many fund raising initiatives over the last 12 years.