Cooper, Richard

Birth Date

7th May 1965


Wembley, Middlesex



Biographical Text

Richard Cooper played for Exeter City between 1987 and 1989. Having started with Sheffield United, he joined the Grecians from Lincoln City and later played for Weymouth and Yeovil. He subsequently qualified as a coach and worked for the Football Association.

Starting his career as an apprentice with Sheffield United, Richard progressed to being a full professional in May 1983 and went on to feature in six league matches. He then moved to Lincoln City in August 1985 where he played 61 league games before joining Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1987.

Richard's debut came on the opening day of the 1987-88 season in a 3-0 home win over Cambridge United as he went on to make in excess of sixty league appearances over the following eighteen months.  

He moved to Weymouth in March 1989, as part of a £10,000 package deal that also saw the Terras complete the signing of Grecians’ keeper Mel Gwinnett, before later moving to Yeovil Town. Qualifying as an UEFA ‘A’ licence coach, Richard subsequently worked for the Football Association delivering coach education programmes before becoming coach of Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2021.


Exeter City league games only


Appearances as Substitute






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