Richard Cooke (footballer)

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Richard Cooke
Personal information
Full name Richard Edward Cooke[1]
Date of birth (1965-09-04) 4 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Islington, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Tottenham Hotspur 11 (2)
1986 Birmingham City 5 (0)
1987–1989 A.F.C. Bournemouth 72 (15)
1989–1991 Luton Town 17 (1)
1991–1993 A.F.C. Bournemouth 53 (2)
National team
1986 England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Cooke (born 4 September 1965) is an English former footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City, A.F.C. Bournemouth and Luton Town.[2] He was capped once by England at under-21 level.[3]

Richard played for Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice, and played some first team games. He was an unused substitute in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final first leg. He later transferred to Luton Town and AFC Bournemouth, where he ended his career.[2] He suffered a knee injury during a game versus Leyton Orient which subsequently ended his playing career.[citation needed] He went on to work as a London taxi driver.[4]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Richard Cooke". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England - U-21 International Results 1986-1995 - Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Neil (2 September 2009). "Top 50 Bournemouth players". Times Online. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 

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