Jack Cooper (association footballer)

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Jack Cooper
Personal information
Full name John C. Cooper
Date of birth 1889
Place of birth Sneinton, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Sutton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1920 Barnsley 172 (0)
1920–1922 Newport County 81 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
For other persons named Jack Cooper, see Jack Cooper (disambiguation).

Jack Cooper (born 1889) was a footballer who played for Barnsley and Newport County. He was a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Jack Cooper was a member of the Barnsley side who won the FA Cup in 1912[1] beating West Bromwich Albion in the replay after the first match ended goalless. He fumbled a save in the first fifteen minutes of the first match and was saved from embarrassment by a lack of WBA forwards.[2] In the replay he made an important save, diving onto his side, to save a quick shot from Bob Pailor, the WBA centre forward,[3] though the ball was finally cleared by Bob Glendinning.




  1. ^ "fa-cupfinals.co.uk". fa-cupfinals.co.uk. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  2. ^ "The Cup Final", Manchester Guardian, p. 3, 1912-04-22 
  3. ^ "Barnsley's Victory", Manchester Guardian, p. 4, 1912-04-25