Deanna Cooper

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Deanna Cooper
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Personal information
Full name Deanna Cooper
Date of birth (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Chatham, Kent, England
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Gillingham
2014–2016 Brighton & Hove Albion
2016 London Bees
2017–2020 Chelsea 15 (0)
2020– Reading 37 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:49, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Deanna Cooper (born 20 June 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Reading. She previously played for the Gillingham, Brighton & Hove Albion, London Bees and Chelsea.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

London Bees[edit]

Cooper played for London Bees during the 2016 FA WSL season. Playing primarily as a centreback defender, she scored 1 goal in her 11 appearances for the club.[1] During the first round of the 2016 FA WSL Cup, she scored an equaliser against former champions Chelsea which resulted in a penalty shootout and win for the Bees.[2][3]

Chelsea[edit]

Cooper signed with Chelsea in February 2017.[1] Of her signing, she said, "It is a dream of mine to join a pro club so to be here is an amazing feeling. I have worked my way through the ranks and am delighted to have done enough to earn a contract with Chelsea."[1] Cooper was a starting defender in 8 of the 11 matches in the FA WSL Spring Series, helping the team win with a 6–1–1 record.[4]

Ahead of the 2017–18 season, she experienced an ACL injury.[4] In March 2018, she signed a two-year extension with Chelsea.[5]

Reading[edit]

On 17 July 2020, Reading announced the signing of Cooper.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 May 2022[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2017 FA Women's Super League 8 0 1 0 0 0 - - 9 0
2017–18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
2018–19 5 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 - 12 1
2019–20 1 0 1 0 6 2 - - 8 2
Total 15 0 2 0 12 3 1 0 - - 30 3
Reading 2020–21 FA Women's Super League 21 0 1 0 2 0 - - 24 0
2021–22 16 0 1 0 1 0 - - 18 0
Total 37 0 2 0 3 0 - - - - 42 0
Career total 52 0 4 0 15 3 1 0 - - 72 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chelsea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deanna Cooper: Chelsea Ladies sign defender from London Bees". BBC. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ "WSL Continental Cup: Chelsea Ladies go out to London Bees on penalties". BBC. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ O'Neill, Jen (13 February 2017). "Cooper Swaps Bees For Blues". She Kicks Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Deanna Cooper". Chelsea FC. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  5. ^ Harrison, Tim (11 March 2018). "SheBelieves she's gone". The Good Life. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Deanna Cooper leaves WSL champions to sign for Reading FC Women". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  7. ^ Deanna Cooper at Soccerway

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