Matthew Cooper (footballer)

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Matthew Cooper
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Macduff, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Elgin City
Youth career
Deveronvale
2010–2012 Aberdeen
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2014 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 (0)
2014– Elgin City 156 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:34, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Matthew Cooper (born 1 July 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Elgin City, as a defender.

Contents

He began his career with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. [1]

Early and personal life

Cooper was born in Macduff and attended Banff Academy. [2] [3] Cooper played for Macduff Lions Boys Club and Deveronvale, and also represented Aberdeenshire, North of Scotland Regional and Scotland Schoolboys National U18's. [4]

Career

Cooper began his career as a youth player for Macduff Lions Boys Club [5] before moving onto Deveronvale and Aberdeen. [6] He joined the senior team of Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the start of the 2012–13 season, [7] going on to make his senior debut for Inverness in the Scottish Premier League on 22 December 2012. [8]

After two years at the club, Cooper was released by Inverness [9] and was among three players to join Elgin City. [10]

Career statistics

As of 18 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2012–13 [11] Premier League 30000030
2013–14 [12] Scottish Premiership 00000000
Total3000000030
Elgin City 2014–15 [13] League Two 33020101 [lower-alpha 1] 0370
2015–16 [14] 34020104 [lower-alpha 2] 0410
2016–17 [15] 28030302 [lower-alpha 1] 0360
2017–18 [16] 20110402 [lower-alpha 1] 0271
Total11518090901411
Career total11818090901441
  1. 1 2 3 Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the League One play-offs

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References

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  2. "Banff pupil's joy at Scotland call-up". banffshire-journal.co.uk. Banffshire Journal. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Crawford, G (31 August 2010). "Mathew gets his Dons big break". Banffshire Journal. Retrieved 2 October 2016.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Scotland call for Macduff youth". banffshire-journal.co.uk. Banffshire Journal. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Scotland call for Macduff youth". banffshire-journal.co.uk. Banffshire Journal. 5 December 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "AFC Youth Academy". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  8. "Inverness CT 4 – 1 Dundee". BBC Sport. 22 December 2012.
  9. "Christie signs new ICT deal". Inverness Courier. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Elgin bring in trio". SPFL. SPFL. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  12. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  13. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  14. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  15. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  16. "Games played by Matthew Cooper in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 October 2017.