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Colin Cooper

Nottingham Forest FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 4: A 6
25% successful

1995

disciplined: 1
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Colin Terence Cooper
Born 28 February 1967 in Sedgefield, county Durham [registered in Durham SE, March 1967].
Married to Julie Longstaff [registered in Central Cleveland, June 1991].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 9lbs [2000].

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Middlesbrough FC from a trainee on 17 July 1984. He was one of the few who remained with Middlesbrough through their turbulent liquidation years. He played 188 league matches, scoring six times, before joining Millwall FC on 25 July 1991 for £300,000. Another 77 league appearances followed and another six goals. On 21 June 1993, Cooper signed for Nottingham Forest for £1.7 million and played 180 league matches, scoring an incredible twenty goals, despite being a defender. Cooper returned to his first club, Middlesbrough FC on 22 August 1998 for £2.5 million and another 158 league appearances and five goals followed.  He played three matches for Sunderland AFC when he was on loan there in 2004. Cooper retired in 2006 at the age of 39.
Club honours Football League Division Three runners-up 1986-87; Full Members Cup runner-up 1989-90;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000]

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing in June 2006, Cooper joined the backroom staff at Middlesbrough FC, becoming the Reserve Team Coach. AFter the departure of Steve McClaren in December 2006, he stepped up to the position of First Team Coach, and then after Malcolm Crosby left on 17 June 2009, Cooper became the assistant manager to Gareth Southgate. On 22 October 2009, he became Boro's caretaker manager after Southgate left. He held the position for four days, until Gordon Strachan took over, who relieved him of all duties the following May.
On 9 March 2011, Cooper was appointed as Peter Jackson's assistant at Bradford City FC. Jackson resigned on 25 August and Cooper was made caretaker once more, until 8 September, when Phil Parkinson was appointed. Cooper was released and he returned to Middlesbrough FC to coach the under-18's.
On 24 May 2013, Cooper was appointed manager of Hartlepool United FC.
Individual honours Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month October 2013;

England Career

Player number 1068th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 712, 8 June 1995, England 3 Sweden 3, an Umbro Cup match at Elland Road, Leeds, aged 28 years 99 days.
Last match No. 713, 11 June 1995, England 1 Brazil 3, an Umbro Cup match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 28 years 102 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) runners-up 1988;
Individual honours England U21 (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Cooper is still in the football trade, presently the assistant manager at Bradford City FC after various coaching positions at Middlesbrough FC. Tragedy struck the Cooper family when their son died in January 2002 in a tragic choking accident. In response, the Cooper family set up the Finlay Cooper Fund in August 2006, a charity to help other children's charities. - various media

 

Colin Cooper - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 2 0 0 180 2 0 min 0 none One
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Colin Cooper - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Minor Tournament 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1
All 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1

 

Colin Cooper - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
Red 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1

 

Colin Cooper - Match Record - Tournament Matches
Minor Tournaments and Cups
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Umbro Cup 1995 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1
Minor T/C All 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Minor T/C 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1
All 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 25.0 -1

 

Colin Cooper - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Terry Venables - 2 full capsx

Age 28
- 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW squad/sub? 6
1 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3, Elland Road, Leeds HD Start
2 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start

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