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Tom Cooper

Derby County FC

15 appearances, 0 goals

P 15 W 8 D 0 L 7 F 39: A 25
53% successful

1927-34

disciplined: none
captaincies:
four
minutes played:
1350

Profile

Full name Thomas Cooper
Born 9 April 1905 in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent in June 1905].

Birth Notes

Thought to be of been born in 1904, but there is no registration in Stoke in 1904, whereas there was a registration in Stoke-upon-Trent in June, 1905. His death registration also confirms that at the time of his death, he was only 35 years-old. And the only Fenton-born Thomas Cooper in 1911 was born in 1905.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, six year-old Tomas was the seventh of eight children to Stephen James and Sarah Ann. They live at 66 Temple Street in Fenton. His father is bricklayer.

Died 25 June 1940 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, aged 35 years 77 days [registered in Deben, June 1940]. Tom lost his life through a motor-cycle accident whilst serving as a sergeant with the Royal Military Police. He was not wearing a helmet and he collided with a double-decker. The inquiry that resulted ordered that all despatch riders must wear crash helmets.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1929].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Tom Cooper never intended to take up football. His studies took him away from playing, but nevertheless, his natural-born talent was first seen in the Cheshire County League with Trentham FC. From where Port Vale FC signed him for £20 as an eighteen year-old amateur. He signed professional forms in August 1924. In March 1926, Derby County FC refused to meet the £2500 asking price for Cooper. They instead, attempted to buy Jock Gibson from Hill City AFC, but despite the club's agreeing terms, Gibson did not want to leave Hull, so Derby again returned for Cooper, who was signed on for £2000 on 10 March. Cooper eventually left Derby on 4 December 1934 when he signed for Liverpool FC for £6000.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & The Hull Mail, 5 November 1927.

England Career

Player number One of three who became 521st players (521) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 157, 22 October 1927, Ireland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 23 years x days.
Last match No. 191, 29 September 1934, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 29 years x days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1927-28. 1928-29, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35;
Team honours British Championship winners 1931-32, shared 1934-35
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Tom Cooper - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
19 15 8 1350 0 0 min 0 four none
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.

 

Tom Cooper - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 0 1 3.75 0.75 100.0 +4
Away 11 4 0 7 24 22 +2 2 1 2.20 2.00 36.4 -3
All 15 8 0 7 39 25 +14 2 2 2.60 1.667 53.3 +1

 

Tom Cooper - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 8 5 0 3 16 9 +7 2 2 2.00 1.125 62.5 +2
Friendly 7 3 0 4 23 16 +7 0 0 3.286 2.286 42.9 -1
All 15 8 0 7 39 25 +14 2 2 2.60 1.667 53.3 +1

 

Tom Cooper - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1928-29 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 1 0 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1931-32 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1932-33 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1933-34 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1934-35 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 8 5 0 3 16 9 +7 2 2 2.00 1.125 62.5 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 8 5 0 3 16 9 +7 2 2 2.00 1.125 62.5 +2
All 8 5 0 3 16 9 +7 2 2 2.00 1.125 62.5 +2

 

Tom Cooper - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 15 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 15 full capsx

Age 22
1 157 22 October 1927 - Ireland 2 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start rb
Age 23
2 162 22 October 1928 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start rb
3 163 17 November 1928 - Wales 2 England 3, Vetch Field, Swansea AW Start rb
Age 24
4 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start rb
5 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start rb
6 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW Start rb
7 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start rb
Age 26
8 176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL Start rb
- 177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW reserve
9 179 18 November 1931 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start rb
10 180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start rb
Age 27
11 185 1 April 1933 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start rb
Age 28
- 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD reserve
- 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Sportplatz Neufeld, Bern AW reserve
Age 29
12 191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Captain rb
13 192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest tour AL Captain rb
14 193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Stadión Letná, Praha AL Captain rb
15 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Captain rb
- 195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW withdrawn Captain

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