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Charlie Cooke Squad Index
Information:
1964-65 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Inside Left
Date of Birth:
14th October 1942
Birthplace:
St. Monance, Fife
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2
Weight:
10 st 9 lbs
Signed:
October 1959
Career History:
Port Glasgow Juniors, Renfrew Juniors, Aberdeen, Dundee, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Los Angeles Aztecs, Memphis Rogues, Calgary Boomers, California Surf, Cleveland Force, Dallas Sidekicks
 
Profile:
A shining light at Pittodrie in the bleak days of the early 60's. Charlie Cooke emerged as a player of rare talent and a clever ball juggler, going straight from school to full time football and straight into the first team. He earned himself a great reputation as an entertaining footballer that endeared him to the fans of all the clubs that he played for. One of an impressively long line of Bobby Calder discoveries Cooke was honoured at U-23 level while at Pittodrie before a record Scottish transfer of 44,000 took him to Dundee. Went on to play for Chelsea and Crystal Palace in England and played out his onfield career in American football as a player/coach. An original winner of a European Cup Winners Cup medal winner, an honour he gained whilst playing at Stamford Bridge.
Charlie Cooke

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
13/08/1960
Aberdeen 4-3 Ayr United
League Cup G4 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,000 17 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
1964-65
15
0
1
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
2
3
0
1
1963-64
22
0
3
4
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
3
1
0
0
1962-63
27
0
8
6
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
8
0
0
0
1961-62
29
0
5
5
0
2
5
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
7
3
0
4
1960-61
32
0
10
5
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
10
1
0
2
Totals:
125
0
27
26
0
3
14
0
0
0
0
0
165
0
30
8
0
7
Total Appearances/Goals: 165 30