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Terry Cooke

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Personalia:

Born: 5/8 1976
Birthplace: Marston Green
Nationality: England (0/0)
Height: 5`7" (1??cm)
Weight: 11st. 0lb (69kg)
Position: Right Winger

League Appearances:

Season: Club: Games: Goals:
1996-1999 Manchester United 4 0
1997-1998 Sunderland (loan) 6 0
1997-1998 Birmingham City (loan) 4 0
1998-1999 Wrexham (loan) 10 0
1998-1999 Manchester City (loan) 17 5
1998-1999 Manchester City 6 2
1999-2000 Manchester City 13 0
1999-2000 Wigan Athletic (loan) 10 1
2000-2001 Manchester City 0 0
2000-2001 Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
2000-2001 Barnsley
Total: 77 8

When Joe Royle asked Alex Ferguson of Manchester United for a player on loan, Terry Cooke was what he got. The young right-winger was just what City needed to help turn the appalling 1998/99 season to a clinical finishing with promotion in sight. Terry was initially brought in on a three month loan deal, but after 17 appearances and 5 goals, it became clear that his services was wanted on a more regular basis.

Terry might have chosen differently: Ferguson expressed great confidence in the winger, wanting him back for next years campaign, and Barnsley shopping around to strengthen their squad. But after recieving his first child on a Thursday he signed the dotted line for City on Friday and went on to score the opening goal against Gillingham on Saturday.

Ironically he ended his first season scoring a vital goal in the penalty shoot-out in the play-off final against Gillingham, bringing City back into the first division. Perhaps he's going to be the lucky star for City - it was 23 years since the last silverware was installed at Maine Road.....

Terry lost his place in the City team during the early days of the 1999/2000 season. After a series of in and outs he finally went on loan to Wigan Ath, where he played 10 matches and scored 1 goal. After City returned to the Premiership it remained clear that he was not getting in to the team at all, and in March 2001 he left for Barnsley in a 200,000 move.


Provided by: Svenn A. Hanssen, svenn@hanssen.priv.no