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Terry Cooper (25.6K)  Terry Cooper  Terry Cooper (28.2K)  Terry Cooper (27.7K)

Position Left back
Born 12 Jul 1944, Brotherton (England)
Height 171 cm
Weight 67 kg
International Caps England: 20 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 31 May 1961 01 Mar 1975 350 11 £50000
Middlesbrough 01 Mar 1975 01 Jul 1978 105 1 £20000
Bristol City 01 Jul 1978 01 Aug 1979 11 0 £0
Bristol Rovers 01 Aug 1979 01 Nov 1981 59 0 £0
Doncaster Rovers 01 Nov 1981 01 Aug 1982 20 0 £0
Bristol City 01 Aug 1982 01 May 1985 60 1  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1963 - 1964 2  0  0  0  0 
1964 - 1965 16  4  1  0  0 
1965 - 1966 15(3)2 0  21 41 0 
1966 - 1967 20(4)1 2(1)  0  6  0 
1967 - 1968 37  5  61 121 0 
1968 - 1969 34(1)1 0  3  5  0 
1969 - 1970 29(1)1 9  3  7  0 
1970 - 1971 411 3  1  10  0 
1971 - 1972 341 5  3  1  0 
1973 - 1974 1(1)  2  0  0  0 
1974 - 1975 11  0  2  3  0 
Total 240(10)7 30(1)  212 482 0 

Jabba's Comments

Terry Cooper started out as a left winger as a youngster, but Don Revie converted him into one of the best left-backs that England has ever produced. Yorkshire-born, he had trials with Wolves but joined Leeds as an apprentice at 16, but it wasn't until the 64-65 season that he managed to replace Willie Bell as Leeds' first-choice in the number 3 shirt. His experience as a winger meant that he was a major threat to the opposition, and his overlapping runs and crosses were responsible for a regular flow of goals from the strikers.

He was a key part of the Championship-winning side in 1969, scored the winner in the 1968 League Cup Final and represented England in the 1970 World Cup. He missed out on Leeds' victory in the 1972 FA Cup Final, having sustained a broken leg just a month earlier and remaining on the sidelines for 20 months as a result. He played just a handful of games as Don Revie's team won the League in 1974, and his England recall later that year lasted barely 20 minutes before another injury forced him off.

After leaving Leeds in 1975, TC's career took him on a big tour of the country, playing at Boro and Bristol City, operating as player-coach of Bristol Rovers, assisting Billy Bremner at Doncaster, and then returning to Bristol City as player-manager and then player-director, triumphing in the 1986 Freight Rover Trophy final. He also did well down at Exeter, moved up to manage Birmingham City and then returned to Exeter in 1993-94 as a result of Brum's boardroom conflicts.

He's currently working as a scout for Southampton, and has uncovered quite a bit of sensibly priced talent for them from Europe, and his son Mark is in charge at Tamworth.

Peter Tyler says: I bought an apartment in Tenerife that was owned by Terry. I now live full time there and still see him occasionally when he is not scouting for Southampton. He is one of the nicest and most sincere persons I have ever met Genuine and down to earth. His wife Rose is the same.

Pete says: TC was my idol. As a youngster, I watched LUFC and was taken to the matches by my granddad who was the commisionaire posted on the players lounge. Thru this I was lucky enough to be given TC's stocking tag - signed! But I've lost it!! Check out http://www.terrycoopertags.co.uk

Chris Morgan says: hi chris morgan cardiff s.wales uk. i met terry cooper in cardiff great guy also at the old traing ground next to gropund in those days ive since written totel abroad and as usaul being a gent replied and retuned my items back i have a large colection of leeds signatures a lot of doubles which im willing to swap incl billy bremner for signatures i ve no got i stress im not a dealer just a real fan of leeds a gen collecter if you wish you can contact me chris morgan 02920218188. no dealers please thanking you a great player

Dave Johnson says: Met TC in a bar Portugal 2004,just before swiss game, what a top bloke he is!,introduced by the Birmingham City Chairman of London branch( another top bloke) had a little chat, he's 20 yrs on me, and looks better all ends up!! Happy Birthday TC!

donna barker says: i have always been a big leeds fan and in 1972 at the age of 12 i went to see leeds play against arsnel at elland road,a birthday present from my dad,who had written to don revie and ask if it was possible for me to meet terry cooper,well just before the match i was taken to meet him and don revie,he was my idol,i ran up to him give him a big hug and a kiss and he signed a picture i had of him what a lovely birthday present that was.then years later when he was manager of birmingham i wrote to him he did not remember that day but rang me at home saying that they were playing reading on saturday(f.a.cup match)and had two tickets for me if i would like to come,of course i went he met me outside the grounds,and gave me the tickets we chatted a while and then he went inside,what a gentleman he is,to take the time to see an old fan.thank you terry


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