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Luke Garbutt is an English professional footballer who plays for Everton and the England under-19 team as a defender.

Club careerEdit

EvertonEdit

Born in Harrogate, he began his career with Leeds United and was signed from their academy by Everton in 2009, for an initial fee of £600,000 which was set by a tribunal as the two clubs could not agree a fee.[2]

CheltenhamEdit

On 29 September 2011 he joined Cheltenham on an initial one month loan deal.[3] He made his professional debut as Cheltenham beat Wycombe Wanderers 3–1 on 4 October 2011 in the Football League Trophy.[4] His FA Cup debut was memorable as Cheltenham were drawn away to Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, however the game ended 3–0 to Tottenham.[5] He continued to extend his loan spell and on 31 January 2012 he scored his first goal, with a free kick in a 3–1 win away to Macclesfield, sending Cheltenham to the top of the league in the process.[6] He scored again the following game, this time opening the scoring against Crawley Town with a goal from outside of the area.[7] On 13 February he extended his loan spell by a further five weeks.[8]

Return to EvertonEdit

On 29 August 2012, Garbutt made his Everton debut, coming on at half-time during a 5–0 League Cup second round win over Leyton Orient.[9]

International careerEdit

Garbutt has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 level.[10]

He made his England U-16 début against Germany in March 2008 and made his final England U-16 appearance against Scotland in November 2008. Four months earlier, he had made his England U-17 début against Finland.

He helped England win the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and played in the final where England beat Spain 2–1.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 29 August 2012.[12]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total Discipline
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals [1] [2]
Everton 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2011–12 League Two 34 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 36 2 5 0
Everton 2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career total 34 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 37 2 5 0