Jamie Cook (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jamie Cook
Personal information
Full name James Steven Cook[1]
Date of birth (1979-08-02) 2 August 1979 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
North Leigh
Youth career
000?–1997 Oxford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Oxford United 77 (7)
2001–2003 Boston United 59 (7)
2003–2004 Stevenage Borough 35 (2)
2004 Bath City (loan) 11 (3)
2005–2007 Witney United 37 (25)
2007 Rushden & Diamonds 8 (1)
2007–2009 Crawley Town 78 (33)
2009–2010 Oxford United 16 (3)
2010–2011 Crawley Town 22 (2)
2011–2012 Bath City 24 (1)
2012–2014 Oxford City 67 (23)
2014– North Leigh 46 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:00, 30 December 2014 (UTC).

James Steven "Jamie" Cook (born 2 August 1979) is an English footballer who plays for Oxford City.


Cook started his career with his hometown club Oxford United, where he played 77 times in the Football League, scoring seven goals. He then joined Boston United in February 2000, where he was a part of the team that beat Dagenham & Redbridge to the Conference title that season. The midfielder then had a spell with Conference side Stevenage Borough in 2002 before joining Bath City on loan.[2]

In 2005–06 he revived his football career with Hellenic League outfit Witney United scoring more than 30 goals before making a move to Rushden & Diamonds in January 2007, where he stayed for three months making 7 Conference appearances, scoring a single goal.[3]

Cook rejoined former Boston United manager Steve Evans at Crawley Town at the start of the 2007–08 season. On 19 January 2008, Cook scored a hat-trick in the 4–1 win over his former club Rushden & Diamonds.[4]

He went back to Oxford United for £5000 in a transfer funded by Oxford United fans, with Crawley desperate to reduce their wage bill due to financial difficulties, on 1 September 2009.[5] After scoring only three goals in 16 appearances, he left the club by mutual consent on 28 June 2010.[6] Although he was a target for Rushden & Diamonds,[7] he rejoined Crawley Town a day after leaving Oxford.[8] On 31 May 2011, he signed for Bath City.

Jamie is also the subject of the song "Jamie Cook" by the singer/songwriter Gavin Osborn which features on the album "In The Twee Small Hours".[9]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 94. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ Cook leaves Boro on loan, BBC Sport
  3. ^ Rushden seal quartet of signings, BBC Sport
  4. ^ Crawley 4–1 Rushden & Diamonds, BBC Sport
  5. ^ Fans pay for Cook's Oxford return, BBC Sport
  6. ^ Cook leaves The U's , Oxford United FC
  7. ^ Rushden & Diamonds target Oxford United's Jamie Cook, BBC Sport
  8. ^ EXCLUSIVE - Star Striker Cook returns home to The Reds, Crawley Town F.C.
  9. ^ Jamie Cook by Gavin Osborn on Soundcloud

External links[edit]