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Bolton Snap Up 'The White Cafu'

Let's hope he fares better than 'The Bulgarian Lampard'

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Lewis Buxton has joined Bolton Wanderers
Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Lewis Buxton has joined Bolton Wanderers
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Bolton Wanderers have secured their sixth summer signing, with today's arrival of Lewis Buxton - a man dubiously dubbed 'the White Cafu.'

The Isle of Wight-born defender has spent the majority of his career at Championship level and arrives at the Macron Stadium after being released by Rotherham United at the end of last season, in which he made 20 appearances for the Yorkshire club. Now 32, he previously made 207 appearances in seven seasons at Sheffield Wednesday, after making just 60 appearances in four seasons at Stoke City.

He began his career at Portsmouth, where he was regarded as a promising youngster, but only managed 30 appearances for the south coast club and was farmed out on loan to Exeter City and Bournemouth before joining Stoke. He has scored seven goals in 347 career appearances to date.

Where the 'White Cafu' moniker has come from is anybody's guess, and seems about as well placed as the 'Bulgarian Lampard' nickname attached to the brilliant midfielder that was Simeon Slavchev. But it seems to have come from his Sheffield Wednesday days, when the fans chanted:

On the right, on the right, 
Lewis Buxton, 
On the right he will go past you, 
On the right, on the right, 
Lewis Buxton, 
Lewis Buxton is the white Cafù...

And if you don't believe me, here's proof.

We also got a bit of insight into what to expect from Buxton from Sheffield Wednesday supporters over at @1867Group. They told us:

"He's a brilliant, steady right-back who can deliver an excellent cross. An excellent signing for Bolton."

Can't argue with that can we? So welcome to Bolton, Lewis, and hopefully he'll be a good addition to our strengthening defence.

Incidentally, Buxton is also a Director of luxury privilege card 'The Cool Card,' according to his LinkedIn.