Davie Cooper

Scottish Footballer
Born Feb 25, 1956

David "Davie" Cooper was a professional football player and a Scotland international. He started his career at Clydebank F.C. , and was a member of the squad that won the second division championship in 1975-1976. In 1977 he was signed by Rangers manager Jock Wallace for £100,000. With Rangers, Cooper won three League Championships and three Scottish Cups. After season 1988-1989 he moved to Motherwell for £50,000.… Read More

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1956 Birth Cooper was born in Hamilton, Scotland, on 25 February 1956. … Read More


1974 18 Years Old Rangers, Motherwell, Clyde and Clydebank, together with English sides Coventry City and Crystal Palace, all expressed an interest in signing the young Cooper. In mid-1974, Cooper became a Clydebank player. … Read More
1975 19 Years Old In the 1975–76 season, Cooper was one of four ever-presents. … Read More


Cooper's last goal for the Bankies was against Raith Rovers in a 2–0 win at New Kilbowie on 23 April 1977. … Read More
In this season Cooper scored a memorable goal against Celtic in the 1979 Drybrough Cup Final. … Read More
1980 24 Years Old In 1980, Brighton's Alan Mullery reportedly put in a bid for both Cooper and Gordon Smith. … Read More
1981 25 Years Old In the 1981–1982 season Cooper started his 21st consecutive League Cup tie for Rangers as they won through to the Final. … Read More
1982 26 Years Old In the 1982–83 season, Cooper scored his first hat-trick for Rangers (in a Sectional League Cup tie against Kilmarnock) and his first and only European goal, against Borussia Dortmund at Ibrox, in the UEFA Cup. it was his most prolific goalscoring season for the club, scoring 12 goals in all competitions.
1983 27 Years Old Cooper won league cup medals in 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1987-88.
1984 28 Years Old He returned to the international side on 28 February 1984, scoring against Wales in a 2–1 Home Championship win. … Read More


1986 - 1990 4 More Events
1993 37 Years Old 1 More Event
While with Motherwell, Cooper had been working in a coaching capacity with the reserve and youth sides. In December 1993 he returned to Clydebank as a player, but also to assist in coaching duties.
1994 38 Years Old In 1994–95 he was almost an ever-present in the side, until the start of February – when he played his last first team match against Hearts in the Scottish Cup Third Round Replay at Tynecastle on 7 February 1995.
Cooper scored his last goal against Airdrie in the League Cup Semi-final and his last appearance in a Clydebank jersey was in a reserve fixture at New Kilbowie on 21 February 1995 against Hamilton Academical. … Read More
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