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NC Cooper

Cambridge University AFC & Old Brightonians AFC
 & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Norman Charles Cooper
Birth Tuesday, 12 July 1870 at 15 Fleet Street in Norbiton, Long Ditton, Surrey.
  registered in Kingston July-September 1870
Baptism 2 November 1870 at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden.
His father is stated as being a Hotel Keeper, and they live at 15 Fleet Street.
NC Cooper only appeared in the newspaper to report on his cricket scoring.

According to the 1871 census, the young Norman C. is one (a twin with Blanche Margaret) of eight children to Henry and Charlotte Margaret (née Stevens), living in London Road South in Kingston on Thames. His father was a wine merchant.


According to the 1881 census, N.C. is living at The Cedars on Portsmouth Road in Long Ditton, with his parents, three servants and a governess. His father, still a merchant.


According to the 1891 census, Norman C., a Cambridge student, was a visitor at the home of George Le Maistre, a retired public schoolmaster, at 125 Eastern Road in Brighton. His family, and twin, still all live at The Cedars.


(His father died shortly before the census took place)
According to the 1901 census, N.C. works in the stock exchange, and with six of his siblings and his widowed mother, they all live at The Cedars, along with three servants.


(His mother died 6 March 1909)
According to the 1911 census, Norman Charles is lodging with Sarah Wills, a widow, at 3 Fairfield Road West, Kingston-on-Thames. He is a bank clerk.
According to East Sussex Electoral Registers, Norman Charles was living at Woodstock since at least 1918 until his death.

Death Friday, 30 July 1920 in Woodstock, Rosebery Avenue, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex
aged 50 years 18 days registered in Eastbourne July-September 1870
Funeral Wednesday, 4 August 1920 at St. Nicholas Church in Thames Ditton, Surrey
Probate "COOPER Norman Charles of Woodstock Hampden Park Eastbourne died 30 July 1920 Administration Lewes 6 September to Gertrude Mary Cooper spinster.
Effects £150 16s. 8d." [2019 equivalent: £6,755].

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Cambridge University Alumni
COOPER, Norman Charles.
Adm pens. at JESUS, Oct. 1889.
s. of the Henry, Esq.. b. July 12, 1870 at Norbiton, Surrey.
Sch: Brighton College. Matric.Michs.1889.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1891, 1892, 1893.
Played cricket for Surrey.
Died 1920.
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Brighton College, making the football team in 1887-89, becoming captain in his final year. Went on to Cambridge University and earned his 'blue' in 1891-93, again, becoming captain in his final year. Returned to play for the Old Brightonians AFC team.
Corinthians 1891-95
Club honours None
Individual honours Sussex FA
Distinctions Also played cricket for Cambridge University 1891-92 and Surrey CC (not first class).
Height/Weight not known.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 199th players (202) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Handsworth, aged 22 years 228 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours The Stripes (one appearance March 1894)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, but census's confirms he was a bank clerk, at least in 1911. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.73.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6 1 100 +1
His only match was played in the British Championship and at a home venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6 1 100 +1

Match History

 Clubs: Cambridge University A.F.C., Old Brightonians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  
  F.A. International Select Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 22
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1
Wellington Road Ground, Handsworth
BC HW   lh

one of seven who became the 199th players (202) to appear for England
the twentieth player from Cambridge University AFC to represent England
the second Old Brightonians AFC player to represent England
one of four players to become the 43rd players from Corinthians FC to represent England

Age 23
51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW replacement, then not required
Cooper was named in the team on 10 March to replace Hossack, who had been stricken with influenza.
However, Hossack recovered enough to regain his place in the team.

one appearance - The Whites vs. The Stripes, 15 March 1894;