Les Cocker (footballer, born 1939)

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For the England national team squad trainer of the 1960s and 70s, see Les Cocker (footballer born 1924).
Les Cocker
Personal information
Full name Leslie James Robert Cocker
Date of birth (1939-09-18) 18 September 1939 (age 77)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
1956–1958 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1961 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 (0)
1961 Wellington Town ? (?)
1961–19xx Arcadia Shepherds ? (?)
Total 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leslie James Robert "Les" Cocker (born 18 September 1939) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a wing half. He played one game in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Cocker began his career in the youth team of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1956, playing in their 1958 FA Youth Cup triumph. He turned professional in Summer 1958 and eventually made his senior debut on 4 February 1961 in a 2–1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers. This turned out to be his only appearance for Wolves' first team and he was released at the end of the season.[1]

He joined local non-league side Wellington Town immediately after, before relocating to South Africa with the Arcadia Shepherds.


  1. ^ "WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. p. 45. ISBN 1-904103-01-4. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.