Charles Cook (footballer, born 1972)

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Charlie Cook
Personal information
Full name Charles Cook
Date of birth (1972-10-12) 12 October 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Maidenhead United
Hampton & Richmond
Hitchin Town
1999–2003 KPMG United
2006–2007 KPMG United
2007–2008 Grange Quins
National team
2000–2008 Turks & Caicos Islands 7 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 British Virgin Islands
Cardiff City Ladies
2006 Turks & Caicos Islands (caretaker)
2007–2008 Cardiff City Youth Academy
Cardiff City (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles Cook (born 12 October 1972) is a retired Turks and Caicos Islands football player and professional coach.

Club career[edit]

He played for English non-league sides Maidenhead United, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Ware F.C. and Hitchin Town.[1] He also played for Grange Quins in the MacWhirter Welsh Football League Division Two, while he coached part-time with the Cardiff City youth academy. Previously, he worked with the Cardiff City Ladies at Ninian Park before they were disbanded and he was reassigned to the Academy.[2] Currently he is a coach at Cardiff City.[3]

International career[edit]

Cook qualified to play for the Turks and Caicos Islands national football team through four-year residency from 1999 to 2003 while he played for the KPMG United FC.[4] He had moved from the British Virgin Islands national football team where he was a technical director alongside coach Gary White.[5]

He made his playing debut for Turks and Caicos in a March 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Saint Kitts and Nevis and earned a total of 7 caps, scoring no goals.[6] He represented the country in 6 World Cup qualification games.[7] While playing for Turks and Caicos, Charlie received the Golden Boot at the first ever National Soccer Resort tournament in Miami, January 2003.

In 2006, he was appointed coach of the Turks and Caicos Islands national football team.[8][9]


  1. ^ Where are they now? - Charlie Cook - Hitchin Town
  2. ^ Cook's off on his travels - Wales Online
  3. ^ Cook hoping to provide some Turk-ish delight in qualifiers - Wales Online
  4. ^ "Charles Cook". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  6. ^ Appearances for Turks and Caicos Islands National Team - RSSSF
  7. ^ Charles CookFIFA competition record
  8. ^ 2006 - CONCACAF qualifiers - EXCLUSIVE: The Turks and Caicos Story
  9. ^ Copa Caribe 2007 - RSSSF

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