Alex Cooper - Player Profile


Born:November 4th, 1991 (Inverness)
Height:5ft 11in
Position:Midfielder
Signed:January 1st, 2012
First Manager:Derek Adams (2nd Spell)
Career Stats: 35 appearances, 1 goals
Debut (as sub): January 7th, 2012 - Ross County 7 - 0 Stenhousemuir (Scottish Cup - 4th Round)
Full Debut: September 1st, 2012 - Ross County 0 - 0 Kilmarnock (League - SPL)
First Goal: January 1st, 2014 - Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 2 Ross County (League - Premiership)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2013/14  Premier Division 5 (12) 1 0.06 0 0 41.2% 11.8% 47.1%
 2012/13  SPL 7 (9) 0 - 0 0 37.5% 25.0% 37.5%
 2011/12  Division One 0 (2) 0 - 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
12 (23) 1 0.03

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 10th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 2
 Feb 25th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 - 3
 Jan 4th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 Jan 1st, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 1
 Dec 29th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 1st, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 1

Alex Cooper began his playing career with Ross County's youth team. He immediately showed signs of great potential, sparking a variety of interest from several major clubs. At 14, the youngster was invited to take part in a tournament in Switzerland with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea. Such was his potential, he was asked to train with both Celtic and Rangers. At the age of sixteen he went on a week-long trial to Liverpool which was cut short by injury. He returned a month later for a further three-day trial playing one match after which he was offered a contract.

He joined Liverpool on 28 December 2007 for a £100,000 fee signing a three-and-a-half-year contract. After his arrival he started playing for Liverpool's Academy before progressing to the Reserve side managed by John McMahon. During his time at Merseyside he suffered numerous injuries the most severe being a broken ankle ruling him out for six months during the 2009–10 season.

Cooper was released by the Anfield side in the summer of 2011, following the expiration of his contract. In the wake of his release, there was interest from a number of clubs, north and south of the border and Cooper eventually re-joined Ross County on 18 October 2011 until the end of the season after nearly a four year absence from Dingwall.

He appeared on the bench a day later for County's Scottish Cup tie against Albion Rovers but remained an unused substitute. He made his senior debut on 7 January 2012 as a substitute in a 7–0 victory against Stenhousemuir in a Scottish Cup fixture replacing team mate Paul Lawson. His next outing for County was again in the Scottish Cup, against SPL side St. Mirren in a fifth round replay defeat.

On 16 March 2012, he joined Scottish Third Division side Elgin City on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut the following day, starting in a 2–2 draw with East Stirlingshire.
Ross County were promoted to the Scottish Premier League with Cooper signing a new one year contract in May 2012 keeping him at Dingwall until the end of the 2012–13 season. His performances during that season earned him his club’s Young Player of the Year award and subsequently a similar new deal for the 2013–14 season.
Cooper scored his first league goal in spectacular style during the New Year’s Day derby against County’s close rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle which ultimately made the difference in a 2-1 win.

Cooper has represented Scotland at Under-15 & Under-16 levels including participation in the Victory Shield tournament. He has also played for the Scotland Under-17 side on seven occasions, featuring in the age group's European Championship.

Joined Scottish Championship side Falkirk during the close season 2014.

 Goals Scored
Jan 1st, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 2 - 1 (18')

 Hat-Tricks