Legendary Leeds and England defender Terry Cooper – who was a part of the 1969 title-winning group, scored the winner within the 1968 League Cup closing and drew reward from Pele on the 1970 World Cup – dies aged 77
- Legendary former Leeds defender Terry Cooper has died on the age of 77
- Cooper was a part of the 1969 title-winning group and winner of 20 England caps
- The left again drew reward from Brazilian icon Pele on the 1970 World Cup finals
- His marauding runs into assault had been a forerunner of the trendy full again position
Legendary Leeds defender Terry Cooper has died on the age of 77
Legendary Leeds defender Terry Cooper, a part of the 1969 title-winning group and winner of 20 England caps, has died on the age of 77, the membership revealed on Saturday night time.
‘Leeds United is devastated to be taught of the passing of Terry Cooper,’ mentioned a press release launched by Leeds United.
‘Our ideas are with Terry’s household and buddies at this troublesome time.’
The left again, who drew reward from Pele on the 1970 World Cup finals, the place his marauding runs into assault had been a forerunner of the trendy full again position, additionally scored the one aim of the 1968 League Cup closing, which kicked began the Don Revie glory years at Leeds.
He was then key member of the long-lasting 1968-69 title profitable group and likewise received the UEFA Festivals’ Cup twice, the preliminary incarnation of in the present day’s Europa League.
Cooper was a part of the 1969 Leeds title-winning group and likewise went on to win 20 England caps
He had turned up on the membership on spec as teenager while taking part in for Ferrybridge Amateurs, requested for a trial and earned himself a contract.
Revie famously cited Cooper’s greatest-ever match because the 1971 Festivals’ Cup closing in opposition to Juventus, along with his ahead runs essential in disrupting the Italian giants sport plan, with Leeds profitable on away targets.
However a horrific leg fracture in April 1972 in a 3-0 win at Stoke robbed Cooper of two years of his profession and an FA Cup winners’ medal that yr.
At simply 27, his athleticism was diminished and he moved on to Middlesbrough in 1975.
Cooper (entrance row, second from left) was key to the long-lasting 1968-69 title profitable group and received the UEFA Festivals’ Cup twice
He managed at each Bristol Metropolis and Rovers, Exeter Metropolis and Birmingham Metropolis.
Tony Dorigo, left again within the 1992 title wining Leeds aspect, tweeted on Saturday night time: ‘Oh no no no….the fantastic Terry Cooper has handed away – honoured to lastly get to fulfill the good man on the Centenary Celebrations a number of years again. RIP TC Folded arms Love and prayers to his household, powerful current instances for the #LUFC household. One other absolute legend gone.’
Cooper’s demise marks a tragic 15 months for the membership and the Seventies legends with Norman Hunter, Trevor Cherry, Jack Charlton and Peter Lorimer having handed away.