RIP Neale Cooper

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RIP Neale Cooper

Post by GLimpet » Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 pm

The first of the Gothenburg Greats to go - and one of the youngest.

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Honours gained with Aberdeen
Scottish league champion : 1983–84, 1984–85
Scottish Cup winner : 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
Scottish League Cup winner : 1986

European Cup Winners Cup winner : 1983 (v Real Madrid)
European Super Cup winner : 1983 (v Hamburg)

All that by the age of 23.

Also played for:
1986–1988 Aston Villa
1988–1990 Rangers
1990–1991 Aberdeen
1991 Reading

Manager of:
Ross County (won promotion twice)
Hartlepool United
Gillingham
Peterhead
Hartlepool United.

I met him once or twice. He was as they say - outgoing and fun.
Liked a drink, for sure, but kept in shape.
Possibly a drunken escapade that led to his death though. Time will tell.

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