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Terry Cooper

Leeds United AFC

20 appearances, 0 goals

P 20 W 13 D 5 L 2 F 40: A 12
*(actual F 40: A 12)
78% successful

1969-74

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
1760

Timeline

  Terence Cooper

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Birth Wednesday, 12 July 1944 in Brotherton, Knottingley, West Riding of Yorkshire [no absolute registration found].

Birth notes

There are sources that give two different birth years, one for 1944, another for 1945. Knottingley fell under the Pontefract registration district, of which there are no Cooper's.  However, a Terence Cooper was registered in Doncaster, September 1944, another Terence Cooper was registered in Lower Agbrigg in September 1945.
Marriage to Rosemary A. Houlton [registered in Pontefract, December 1967]. Son Mark Nicholas (1968) and daughters, Alison Claire (1970) and Rachel Louise (1972)
Death Saturday, 31 July 2021, aged 77 years 12 days

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his early career playing with Wath Wanderers FC before an unsuccessful trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1961. He returned to Yorkshire to play for Ferrybridge Amateurs. Turned up at Elland Road with his boots and asked for a trial, and consequently signed on as an apprentice in May 1961, initially on the left-wing, before signing professional a year later. Cooper made the left-back position his own in October 1967. After failing to regain his place following a broken left leg in April 1972. On Transfer Deadline Day, 13 March 1975, Cooper turned down Manchester City FC to join Jack Charlton's Middlesbrough FC for a £50,000 transfer fee. Joined Bristol City FC on 18 July 1978 for a £20,000 fee, breaking his leg on his second league appearance. Cooper joined rivals Bristol Rovers FC on 11 June 1979 as player-coach, becoming their manager during 1980-81, leaving on 20 October 1981, before returning to play with Doncaster Rovers FC the following month and then player-manager at Bristol City FC in May 1982, playing mainly as the club's centre-forward, ending his playing career on October 1984.

League honours
467+38 appearances, 9 goals
5 red cards
Leeds United AFC 1964-75 240+ten appearances, seven goals
debut (second division): 11 April 1964 Swansea Town FC 0 Leeds United AFC 3.
Middlesbrough FC 1975-78 105 appearances, one goal
debut: 15 March 1975 Middlesbrough FC 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC 0.
Bristol City FC 1978-79 eleven appearances
debut: 19 August 1978 Bolton Wanderers FC 1 Bristol City FC 2.
Bristol Rovers FC 1979-81 53+6 appearances
debut (second division): 18 August 1979 Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 Bristol Rovers FC 0.
Doncaster Rovers FC 1981-82 twenty appearances
debut (third division): 14 November 1981 Gillingham FC 3 Doncaster Rovers FC 3.
Bristol City FC 1982-84 38+22 appearances, one goal
debut (fourth division): 28 August 1982 Bristol City FC 2 Hull City AFC 1.
last (third division): (sub) 6 October 1984 York City FC 0 Bristol City FC 2.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1963-64 (2 apps), 1968-69 (34+1, 1gl), 1973-74 (1+1); runners-up 1964-65 (16), 1965-66 (15+3, 2gl), 1969-70 (29+1, 1gl), 1970-71 (41, 1gl), 1971-72 (34, 1gl);
Division Four fourth place 1983-84;
FA Cup runners-up 1964-65 (4), 1969-70 (9), winners 1971-72 (5);
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup runners-up 1966-67, winners 1967-68, 1970-71;
Football League Cup winners 1967-68;
FA Charity Shield runners up 1969;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 10st. 9lbs [1972].

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s)
League History
 P 240 - W 156 - D 242 - L 11
Joined Bristol Rovers FC as a player-coach on 11 June 1979. However, he was relieved of his coaching duties by his manager Bobby Campbell in October 1979 over a clash of tactics. Campbell was sacked in January 1980, and the Rovers chairman wanted Cooper installed as manager, but instead, he was voted in as assistant manager, that was until taking over the managerial seat on 24 April 1980. He was sacked on 20 October 1981. Returned to management with Bristol City FC on 20 May 1982 until his sacking on 16 March 1988. Took over the reigns of Exeter City FC on 9 May 1988 until his shock resignation on 1 August 1991, only to take over the manager's job at Birmingham City FC on 9 August, where he remained until his resignation on 29 November 1993.
Club honours FA Cup best fourth round 1980-81;
Football League Division Four
fourth place 1983-84, winners 1989-90, Division Three runners-up 1991-92;
Football League best 19th place 1992-93;
Individual honours None

England Career

Player number 859th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 429, 12 March 1969, England 5 France 0, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 243 days.
Last match No. 487, 20 November 1974, England 0 Portugal 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted (23), aged 30 years 131 days.
Major tournaments FIFA World Cup Finals 1970;
British Championship 1968-69, 1970-71;
Major honours British Championship winners 1968-69, 1970-71;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was an apprentice fitter in a coal mine after leaving school. Became England's first club player/director when he did so with Bristol City FC. After stepping down in management, he became a European Scout for Southampton FC between 1996 and 2007, basing himself in Tenerife. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.73.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps starts subs unused minutes goals ave.min comp. goals
tbc 20 13 20 ▲0
▼1
tbc 1760 0 0 min none none 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
20 13 5 2 40 12 +28 5 11 2.00 0.60 77.5 +11

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 6 4 0 23 5 +18 3 5 2.30 0.50 80.0 +6
Away 6 5 1 0 13 3 +10 1 4 2.167 0.50 91.7 +5
Neutral 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 17 11 5 1 34 8 +26 5 10 2.00 0.471 79.4 +10
Red 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 50.0 =0
Blue 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

ECP

4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2
British Championship 5 4 1 0 10 3 +7 1 2 2.00 0.60 90.0 +4
Friendly 7 5 2 0 17 2 +15 2 5 2.429 0.286 85.7 +5

Competition Record

World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1970 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1970-72 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 83.3 +2
ECP 1974-76 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
ECP All 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2

British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1968-69 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1970-71 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 83.3 +2
BC All 5 4 1 0 10 3 +7 1 2 2.00 0.60 90.0 +4

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 2 0 2 4 4 =0 1 2 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
EC 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2
BC 5 4 1 0 10 3 +7 1 2 2.00 0.60 90.0 +4
13 8 3 2 23 10 +13 3 6 1.769 0.769 73.1 +6

The England Match History of Terry Cooper
 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - 20 full appearances (1760 min)

manager: Sir Alf Ramsey - 19 full appearances (1740 min)x


Age 24
1 429 12 March 1969 - England 5 France 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   3
lb

the 859th player to appear for England. 
thirteenth player from Leeds United AFC to represent England

430 3 May 1969 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast
BC
AW  
2 431 7 May 1969 - England 2 Wales 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   3
lb
3 432 10 May 1969 - England 4 Scotland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   3
lb
4 433 1 June 1969 - Mexico 0 England 0
Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México

tour
AD   3
lb
434 8 June 1969 - Uruguay 1 England 2, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AW squad member
435 12 June 1969 - Brazil 2 England 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro AL
  

Age 25
5 438 14 January 1970 - England 0 Netherlands 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   3
lb
6 439 25 February 1970 - Belgium 1 England 3
Stade Émile Versé, Bruxelles
Fr AW   3
lb
  
7 443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4
Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Olímpico

tour
AW   20
lb
8 444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2
Estádio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito
AW   20
lb
 
WCF
Left-back 3x
9 445 2 June 1970 - Romania 0 England 1
Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara
NW   lb
10 446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0
Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara
NL   lb
11 447 11 June 1970 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1
Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara
NW   lb
12 448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2ᴭᵀ
Estádio Guanajuato, León
NL   lb

Age 26
13 449 25 November 1970 - England 3 GDR 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   3
lb
450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Il-Gzira ECP AW injured
squad member
  
14 452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
ECP HW   3
lb
15 453 15 May 1971 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1
Windsor Park, Belfast

BC
AW   3
lb
16 454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HD   3
lb
17 455 22 May 1971 - England 3 Scotland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   3
lb

Age 27
18 456 13 October 1971 - Switzerland 2 England 3
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel
ECP AW   3
lb
19 457 10 November 1971 - England 1 Switzerland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
ECP HD   3
lb
  

 

manager: Don Revie - one full appearance (20 min)x


Age 30
20 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
ECP HD 20
injured
3
lb

  

 
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