Foot – Disappearance – Legend of Leeds, Terry Cooper died at 77

Leeds United icon, whose jersey he wore from 1964 to 1975, England left-back Terry Cooper, who offered the Whites the League Cup in 1968, has died at the age of 77. Leeds Uniteds legend, former England international left-back (20 caps) Terry Cooper has died at the age of 77. In a statement, the club said « Devastated at the news of Terry Cooper’s disappearance ». Part of the formation of Don Revies, « the Bulldog » had played 351 games for Leeds, from 1964 to 1975, scoring 11 goals, including the one that gave the victory to the Whites against Arsenal (1-0) in the final of 1968 League Cup, a volley at the entrance to the six-meter, giving Leeds United the very first trophy in its history. read also All the news of English football « It’s one of those goals where you close your eyes when it comes time to shoot and … come what may. » The ball ended up in the top corner but it might as well have finished its run at the corner post, he used to tell. This goal was important to me because it helped spread awareness of my name. I think that’s one of the reasons I was called up to the England squad soon after. Playing for his country was an amazing feeling. That a little guy like me, from a small village (Brothertorn) from West Yorkshire is playing for England, I couldn’t believe it! «  Champion of England with Leeds in 1969 Crowned Champion of England with Leeds in 1969, at the height of his career, he suffered a serious broken leg against Stoke City in April 1972, which Kept him out of the field for nearly two years. After completing his career as a player-coach at Bristol City, he also managed Exeter City and Birmingham.

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