Neil Cooper (footballer)
|Full name||Neil Cooper|
|Date of birth||12 August 1958|
|Place of birth||Aberdeen, Scotland|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Neil Cooper was born in Aberdeen in 1958. He began his professional career with Aberdeen and made 12 appearances for the Dons. He moved to Barnsley in 1979, then played for Grimsby Town. He returned to Scotland in 1983 to play for St. Mirren, where he was part of the team which won the Scottish Cup in 1987. He was voted man of the match during the 1987 Scottish Cup Final. He left St. Mirren in 1989 to play for Hibernian for two years, before retiring in 1991.
After retiring from football, Neil Cooper returned to Aberdeen as part of the coaching staff, then became Assistant Manager to Paul Hegarty during his short spell as manager in 1999. He left Aberdeen to manage Forfar Athletic from 2000–2003, before returning to Aberdeen in 2003 to become youth coach.
In December 2010, Cooper was placed in temporary charge of Aberdeen following the departure of Mark McGhee. Cooper then returned to a youth coaching role at Aberdeen. He left the club at the end of the 2013–14 season.
- Scottish Cup 1987