Oli Cooper
Personal information
Full name Oliver Joseph Cooper
Date of birth (1999-12-14) 14 December 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 31
Youth career
2011–2021 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021– Swansea City 3 (0)
2021–2022Newport County (loan) 33 (1)
National team
2017 Wales U19 1 (0)
2019–2020 Wales U21 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:57, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 January 2021

Oliver Joseph Cooper (born 14 December 1999) is a Welsh footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Swansea City.

Career

Swansea City

Cooper joined the Swansea youth academy as a U12, and signed his first professional contract with the club in February 2019.[1] Cooper made his professional debut with Swansea in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Stevenage on 9 January 2021.[2] He scored his first goal for Swansea on 23 January 2021 in a 5–1 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fourth round.[3]

Newport County (loan)

On 31 August 2021, Cooper joined League Two side Newport County on a season-long loan deal, with the option of him returning to his parent club in January 2022.[4] He made his debut for Newport the same day in the starting line-up for the 2–0 win against Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Trophy.[5] Cooper scored his first goal for Newport on 2 October 2021 in the 3-0 League Two win against Scunthorpe United.[6]

International

Oli Cooper is a Wales Under-21 international.

Personal life

Oli Cooper is the son of the retired English footballer Kevin Cooper.[1]

Career statistics

As of match played 8 May 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City U23 2018–19[7] 3[a] 0 3 0
Swansea City 2020–21[8] Championship 3 0 2 1 0 0 5 1
Career total 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 8 1
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ a b "Oli Cooper reveals father motivation ahead of U23s' season opener | Swansea". www.swanseacity.com.
  2. ^ "Stevenage vs. Swansea City - 9 January 2021 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com.
  3. ^ "Swansea 5-1 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Ollie Cooper joins Exiles on season-long loan deal". www.newport-county.co.uk. 31 August 2021.
  5. ^ > Cooper Newport debut
  6. ^ Cooper first Newport goal
  7. ^ "Games played by Oli Cooper in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Games played by Oli Cooper in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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