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Neil Cooper Squad Index
Information:
1975-76 Squad Number:
6
Position:
Central Defender
Date of Birth:
12th August 1958
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10 1/4
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
26th August 1974
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
As a player, Neil struggled to get a first team game at Pittodrie because his fellow central defenders were the likes of Willie Miller, Willie Garner and Alex McLeish. However, he had a big influence on the players when he returned to Pittodrie and in particular coached the youth team, often playing in reserve matches so that he could influence the players on the pitch.
Became a manager in his own right at Forfar Athletic and later at Inverurie Locos.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/03/1975
Airdrie 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 16 Sub

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1993-94
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1979-80
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
1
1978-79
3
4
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
6
1
2
3
2
1977-78
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
1976-77
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
1
1975-76
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1974-75
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Totals:
6
6
1
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
9
8
1
8
3
4
Total Appearances/Goals: 17 1