Neale Cooper

Full Name: Neale James Cooper
Time As Manager: July 1996 - November 2002
First Game in Charge: Saturday, August 3rd, 1996 vs. Queen's Park (1-3)
Last Game in Charge: Nov 9th, 2002 vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle (0-2)

Following a distinguished football career with Aberdeen under Sir Alex Ferguson, Neale spent three seasons in the First Division with Dunfermline Athletic, he moved into management with Ross County.

He guided the Staggies through two successful promotion campaigns before stepping down after a run of only one win in eleven games. Subsequently went on to manage English side Hartlepool United.


Most Appearances Top Scorers
  1. Steve Ferguson - 207
  2. Ian Maxwell - 171
  3. Kenny Gilbert - 169
  4. Roy McBain - 145
  5. Nicky Walker - 137
  6. Brian Irvine - 128
  7. David MacKay - 123
  8. Alex Bone - 100
  9. Mark Perry - 92
  10. Derek Adams - 88
  1. Derek Adams - 51
  2. Steve Ferguson - 50
  3. Alex Bone - 40
  4. Garry Wood - 28
  5. Neil Tarrant - 27
  6. Steve Hislop - 21
  7. Derek Holmes - 20
  8. George Shaw - 20
  9. Brian Irvine - 16
  10. Roy McBain - 16

Total Players Used: 118 (124 including unused subs)

Average Home Attendance: 2,108

Biggest Win(s)
Aug 15th, 1998 8 - 0 vs. Albion Rovers, League (Third Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Oct 28th, 2000 1 - 5 vs. Airdrieonians, League (First Division)
Jan 25th, 1997 0 - 4 vs. Dunfermline Athletic, Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Aug 10th, 1996 0 - 4 vs. Ayr United, Challenge Cup (1st Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
275 131 62 82 455 329 +126
(47.6%) (22.5%) (29.8%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
142 72 25 45 251 167 +84
(50.7%) (17.6%) (31.7%)