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Willie Cooper Squad Index
Information:
1937-38 Squad Number:
2
Position:
Right back
Date of Birth:
24th October 1909
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
11st 13lbs
Signed:
01/06/1927
Career History:
St Machar Juveniles/Muggiemoss/Aberdeen 1st June 1927 20, freed 30th April 1948/Huntly June 1948 player-manager
 
Profile:
One of the Dons greatest ever servants, Cooper a tough full back joined Aberdeen in 1927, having made his reserve debut as a trialist from Mugiemoss in 26th February. His defining moment in a long Aberdeen career came in 1947 when a rare injury prevented him from playing in the Dons first Scottish Cup success in 1947. Such was his popularity that special permission was given by the SFA for Cooper to be presented with a medal.

Played many matches for the Dons during the War years and when (re)signed by the club in July 1941 the local press stated that he was engaged in "work of national importance". In February 1946, Willie applied for and was granted a free transfer, but it did not lead to anything.

Willie Cooper

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/04/1928
Aberdeen 3-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 18 Start

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
1947-48
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
1
0
0
1946-47
14
0
0
9
0
0
6
0
1
0
0
0
29
0
1
1
0
0
1945-46
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
17
0
0
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
1
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
1939-40
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
14
0
1
1938-39
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
3
0
0
1937-38
32
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
7
0
0
1936-37
37
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
2
0
0
1935-36
38
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
4
0
0
1934-35
38
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
45
0
0
4
0
0
1933-34
38
0
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
2
4
0
0
1932-33
34
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
4
0
1
1931-32
37
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
10
0
0
1930-31
20
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
5
0
0
1929-30
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
6
0
0
1928-29
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
1927-28
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
348
0
2
9
0
0
37
0
1
0
0
0
394
0
3
228
0
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 394 3