Shaun Cooper

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Shaun Cooper
Personal information
Full name Shaun David Cooper[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-05) 5 October 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Newport, Isle of Wight
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Poole Town
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Portsmouth 7 (0)
2003–2004 Leyton Orient (loan) 9 (0)
2004 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 10 (0)
2005–2012 Bournemouth 211 (1)
2012–2013 Crawley Town 8 (0)
2013 Portsmouth (loan) 14 (2)
2013–2014 Portsmouth 10 (0)
2014 Torquay United 0 (0)
2014–2016 Sutton United 48 (1)
2016 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 5 (0)
2016– Poole Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2016 (UTC).

Shaun David Cooper (born 5 October 1983) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League South club Poole Town.


Cooper was a product of Portsmouth's youth system. He made his debut for the club in a 0–0 draw at Crystal Palace in March 2002 and featured in six more games in the remainder of the campaign. However, he failed to break into the first team the next season, as Portsmouth won the Division One title. He spent most of the 2003–04 season on loan at Leyton Orient, playing nine games.

The next season (2004–05) he was again loaned out, this time to Kidderminster Harriers.

Cooper left the club in June 2005, signing for Bournemouth on a free transfer. After spending seven years at the club, he was offered a new contract at a reduced wage by new manager Paul Groves; turning this down, he left the club.

On 25 June 2012, Cooper joined Crawley Town on a free transfer. Six months later, he joined Portsmouth on loan.[2] He scored his first goal for Portsmouth on 13 April 2013, against Brentford.[3] It was subsequently confirmed that his contract with Crawley would not be renewed at the end of the season, and Cooper thus became a free agent.[4] In July 2013, he had a trial at Torquay United,[5] but failed to earn a contract.

Cooper re-joined Portsmouth until January 2014 on 5 September 2013, for his third spell with the club.[6]

On 9 January 2014 Portsmouth confirmed that Cooper had left the club following the expiration of his short term contract.

On 17 January 2014, Cooper signed for Torquay United on a potential 18-month contract.[7]

Cooper's contract with Torquay United was cancelled by mutual consent in July 2014.[8]

Cooper switched to Sutton United for the 2014/15 season and signed on a months loan to Eastbourne Borough in September 2016.[9]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Four Players Join Blues". Portsmouth's official website. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brentford 3–2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Two players to leave". Crawley Town's official website. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Portsmouth re-sign Shaun Cooper until January". BBC Sport. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cooper Deal Complete". Torquay United FC. 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "COOPER CONTRACT CANCELLED". Torquay United F.C. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Borough swoop for Sutton duo McAllister and Cooper". Eastbourne Herald. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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