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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Cooper

Known as
Paul Cooper

Born
6 April 1968 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 15d
Last game: 28y 49d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 32, 26

Paul Cooper

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornAFL1990-19968190.1159%11.894.123.561
Total1990-19968190.1159%11.894.123.561

AFL: 10,109th player to appear, 2,994th most games played, 5,252nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 727th player to appear, 186th most games played, 379th most goals kicked

Originally from amateur club De La Salle Paul Cooper began his senior career with Hawthorn brightly only to be beset by injury problems later on which, among other things, meant that he missed the chance to play in the Hawks’ 1991 premiership-winning team. Between 1990 and 1996 he played 81 AFL games and kicked 9 goals. A defender in the main, he was tough and energetic in his approach, and when at his best could be relied upon to amass impressive disposal numbers.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.