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NC Cooper

Cambridge University AFC & Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
100% successful

1893

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

NC Cooper only appeared in the newspaper to report on his cricket scoring. Norman Charles Cooper
Birth Tuesday, 12 July 1870 in Norbiton, Long Ditton, Surrey [registered in Kingston, September 1870].
Baptised 2 November 1870 at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. His father is stated as being a Hotel Keeper, and they live at 15 Fleet Street.
 

According to the 1871 census, the young Norman C. is one (a twin with Blanche Margaret) of eight children to Henry and Charlotte Margaret (née Stevens), living in London Road South in Kingston on Thames. His father was a wine merchant.

 

According to the 1881 census, N.C. is living at The Cedars on Portsmouth Road in Long Ditton, with his parents, three servants and a governess. His father, still a merchant.

 

According to the 1891 census, Norman C., a Cambridge student, was a visitor at the home of George Le Maistre, a retired public schoolmaster, at 125 Eastern Road in Brighton. His family, and twin, still all live at The Cedars.

 

According to the 1901 census, N.C. works in the stock exchange, and with six of his siblings and his widowed father, they all live at The Cedars, along with three servants.

 

According to the 1911 census, Norman Charles is lodging with Sarah Wills, a widow, at 3 Fairfield Road West, Kingston-on-Thames. He is a bank clerk.

Death Friday, 30 July 1920 in Woodstock, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, aged 50 years 18 days [registered in Eastbourne, September 1870].
Funeral Wednesday, 4 August 1920 at St. Nicholas Church in Thames Ditton, Surrey
Probate "COOPER Norman Charles of Woodstock Hamden Park Eastbourne died 30 July 1920 Administration Lewes 6 September to Gertrude Mary Cooper spinster.
Effects £150 16s. 8d." [2019 equivalent: £6,755].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Cambridge University Alumni
Cooper, Norman Charles.
Adm pens. at JESUS, Oct. 1889.
s. of the Henry, Esq..
b. July 12, 1870 at Norbiton, Surrey.
Sch: Brighton College. Matric.Michs.1889.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1891, 1892, 1893.
Played cricket for Surrey.

Died 1920.
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Brighton College, making the football team in 1887-89, becoming captain in his final year. Went on to Cambridge University and earned his blue in 1891-93, again, becoming captain in his final year. Returned to play for the Old Brightonians team.
Corinthians 1891-95
Club honours None
Individual honours Sussex FA
Distinctions Also played cricket for Cambridge University 1891-92 and Surrey CC (not first class).
Height/Weight not known.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 199th players (202) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Handsworth, aged 22 years 228 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, but census's confirms he was a bank clerk, at least in 1911. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.73.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 

F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

 Clubs: Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  
Age 22
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Ground, Handsworth BC HW Start lh
  

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