David "Davie" Cooper
(25 February 1956 – 23 March 1995) was a professional football
player. He was a Scotland
international and played as a left winger.
He started his career at Clydebank F.C.
where he was an instant success, helping the club to the second division championship in 1975-1976. Some of the major clubs began to take notice of his ability and in 1977 he was signed by Rangers
manager Jock Wallace
for £100,000. With Rangers, Cooper won three League Championships and three Scottish Cups
. By season 1988-1989 he was no longer a first team regular and moved to Motherwell
for £50,000. He went on to win the Scottish Cup with Motherwell in 1991 before returning to his former club Clydebank in 1994.
Dutch footballing legend Ruud Gullit
played against Davie Cooper in a friendly match for Feyenoord
against Rangers, after which he called Cooper one of the greatest players he has ever seen, he later named Cooper in his greatest XI in football magazine Four Four Two
He died of a brain haemorrhage
on 23 March 1995 whilst he was filming a coaching video.
Cooper was born in Hamilton, Scotland
on Saturday 25 February 1956. He attended Beckford Street Primary in Hamilton before moving on to Udston Primary, and it was to be at the latter that his talent started to flourish as captain of the school team. He played then at... Read More