Mark Cooper (footballer, born 1967)

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Mark Cooper
Personal information
Full name Mark David Cooper
Date of birth (1967-04-05) 5 April 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Watford, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Cambridge United 71 (17)
1987 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1987 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 6 (2)
1987–1989 Gillingham 49 (11)
1989–1994 Leyton Orient 150 (45)
1994–1996 Barnet 67 (19)
1996–1997 Northampton Town 41 (10)
1997–199? Welling United
Total 384 (104)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark David Cooper (born 5 April 1967 in Watford) is an English former footballer. He began his career with Cambridge United before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 1987. He failed to break into the Spurs first team and joined Gillingham in 1987 for a fee of £102,500. This was a club record for Gillingham but his spell at Priestfield Stadium was unsuccessful and he came to be regarded as a high-priced flop for the Kent club. He moved on to Leyton Orient in 1989 and later played for Barnet, Northampton Town and Peterborough United before finishing his career in non-league football.[1]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (January 2004). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7524-2243-5.