Arthur Cooper

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Arthur Cooper
Personal information
Full name Arthur Cooper[1]
Date of birth (1921-03-16)16 March 1921[1]
Place of birth Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 2008 (aged 86–87)
Playing position Left-half
Youth career
Shelton St. Mark's
Shelton Labour Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1947 Port Vale 4 (0)
Total 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Cooper (16 March 1921 – 2008) was an English footballer who played at left-half for Port Vale between 1941 and 1947.

Playing career[edit]

Cooper played for Shelton St. Mark's and Shelton Labour Club, before joining Port Vale in October 1941.[1] He played regular football in the war leagues, but lost his place in September 1946 and only played the four matches in the Football League Third Division South in the 1946–47 season.[1] He was released from The Old Recreation Ground by manager Gordon Hodgson in April 1947 with one goal in 71 appearances in all competitions for the club.[1]


  • Sourced from Arthur Cooper profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1946–47 Third Division South 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 66. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.