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Secret of Ex Leeds United Star Terry Cooper’s Cause of Death

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Former Leeds United player Terry Cooper’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time after the legend reportedly passed away on July 31, 2021, at the age of 77. May he rest in peace.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed in a Leeds statement on their website, reading, “Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of Terry Cooper at the age of 77.”

He was Born on 12 July 1944, in Brotherton, North Yorkshire, and entered the Leeds team in 1961 as an amateur, before becoming professional a year later.

Former Leeds United player Terry Cooper's cause of death has not been revealed

The club’s former defender, Cooper amassed 351 plays for the Whites, scoring 11 goals, through Leeds’ most successful period to date. As the first-team regular at left-back, Cooper appeared in a key role as Leeds and won the First Division title for the first time at the end of the 1968-69 season, making 35 league games throughout the triumph.

Terry Cooper appeared in his first game at the age of 19 in the 3-0 away victory over Swansea Town on 11th April 1964, in the match which secured Leeds United promotion to the First Division.

Cooper’s goal against Arsenal in the 1968 League Cup final at Wembley was one of the most iconic moments in the history of Leeds United, securing the club a 1-0 victory over the Gunners and a first great honor. In his second league match, a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic, Leeds secured the 1963/64 Second Division title.

He was changed to a full-back by Don Revie and went on to become arguably the biggest left-back to ever play at Elland Road.


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What’s Terry Cooper’s Cause of Death?

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Following featuring a combined 34 times in the league during 1965/66 and 1966/67, where Leeds had ended runners-up in the First Division, Cooper went on to become a first-team regular at left-back.

In April 1972, Cooper, sadly, suffered a broken leg, which caused he couldn’t play for about 20 months and ruled him out of the 1972 FA Cup final victory over Arsenal.

Former Leeds United player Terry Cooper's cause of death has not been revealed
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After recovering and making a return to first-team football in January 1974, Cooper made just 17 more appearances in all competitions for the Whites, who won the First Division in 1973/74 and reached the 1975 European Cup final.

He left Leeds United at the end of the 1974/75 campaign and went on to have two stints at Bristol City, along with Bristol Rovers and Doncaster Rovers.

He would also go on to manage both Bristol clubs, along with Exeter City twice and Birmingham City.

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Reactions to Death of Terry Cooper

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Soon after the tragedy was confirmed, many of Terry Cooper’s fans and friends showed their sadness on social media, sharing their heartwarming tributes:

A fan wrote, “Sad to hear the loss of #TerryCooper Brought the club back from its lowest point. Our first trip to Wembley in 86, his tears on the pitch showed what a great man he was. Thankyou for my childhood memories Terry. Thoughts with all the Cooper family.”

Another said, “Sad news about one of @BCFC former managers, Terry Cooper. His time at Blues was during a real tough period for the club under The Kumars & having to make way for Barry Fry once Sullivan & Golds took over. Thoughts with his family & all who knew him. RIP.”

Someone tweeted, “Another Leeds legend gone. Very sad indeed, #TerryCooper was a class act, as comfortable going forward as he was at fullback. One heck of a player, and solid as a rock. I offer my sincere condolences to all his family. RIP.”

We’ll never forget your white boots Terry Cooper, fly high legend.

Another announced, “I sent Terry Cooper a complimentary letter in 1991, and he replied back with a personal hand-written one thanking me. I no longer have it unfortunately – but what an absolute gentleman, as well as a great player in his day. Rest in peace Terry Cooper.”


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5 Comments

  1. John Knight August 1, 2021

    Sad to lose you, another great Leeds player gone, I know I’m-not old enough to remember you playing, but I still think it’s a big loss.
    Rest in Peace.

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    1. US day News August 2, 2021

      We appreciate your tribute. Terry Cooper will be alive in our hearts and minds forever. May the legend rest in paradise.

      Reply
  2. NEIL August 3, 2021

    Best left back I ever saw only Asley Cole comes close. Such a shame that so many great Leeds players are no longer with us, most of the current players in the premiership are not i the same class.

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    1. US day News August 3, 2021

      We are all heartbroken. May the legend rest in peace.

      Reply
  3. Dave Isherwood August 8, 2021

    A very fine left back, should have got far more than 20 England caps. An important player in the great Leeds team.

    Reply

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