Henry Cooper (footballer)

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Henry Cooper
Personal information
Full name Henry Leroy Cooper Bennett
Date of birth (1989-12-11) 11 December 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Puerto Golfito
Youth career
2010–2011 Limón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Caribe (29)
2012–2013 Limón 22 (10)
2013Murciélagos (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Pérez Zeledón 37 (4)
2014–2015 Limón 16 (3)
2016 Jicaral
2016 Limón 2 (0)
2017 Puntarenas
2018 Juventud Escazuceña
2018 Puerto Golfito
2019 Limón 12 (2)
2019– Puerto Golfito
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 February 2019

Henry Leroy Cooper Bennett (born 11 December 1989) is a Costa Rican footballer, who currently plays for Puerto Golfito FC.[1]

Club career[edit]

On 8 March 2013 at eighth date of league, Cooper made his debut with Murciélagos against Estudiantes Tecos, playing as a substitute of Arnhold Rivas at minute 77. On 19 April 2013 played his first game as titular with the team against Real Saltillo Soccer. At the end of season and after play only four games and not scoring goals with the team, Cooper announced his return to Costa Rica with the Limón.[2]

On 3 May 2013, Limón announced through their official Facebook page that Henry Cooper would return to the team after his pass by Mexico. However, on 27 May, the team announced that Cooper and his teammates Jesús Camacho and Juan Diego Ruiz were released from Limón FC. After some days, Municipal Pérez Zeledón announced the signing of Henry Cooper with their team.[3]

Cooper debuted with the Pérez Zeledón at 1st date of Costa Rican Primera División championship, playing 24 minutes. At next game against Belén, Cooper scored his first goal of tournament.[4] Henry Cooper was assigned the number 23 in his jersey.[5] At final of Campeonato de Invierno 2013, Henry Cooper played 15 matches and scored 3 goals, which allowed him to recovered the regularity after his bad stance in Mexico.

In the Campeonato de Verano 2014, Henry Cooper played his first game of season as titular in the second date of championship. Cooper played all the game and scored a goal in the draw between the Municipal Pérez Zeledón and Belén.




  2. ^ José Pablo Alfaro (27 May 2013). "Henry Cooper regresa a Limón y negocian con Mooke" (in Spanish). Al Día.
  3. ^ Esteban Oconitrillo (27 May 2013). "Pérez Zeledón y Limón mueven sus fichas para el próximo campeonato" (in Spanish). Primero en Deportes.
  4. ^ Marcelo Poltronieri (19 August 2013). "Un punto para Belén y otro para Pérez Zeledón era lo más justo" (in Spanish). La Nación.
  5. ^ Canal 2 Costa Rica (18 August 2013). "Min 81 Gol de Pérez Zeledón Gol de Henry Cooper #Belén 1–2 #PZ" (in Spanish). YouTube.
  6. ^ José Pablo Alfaro (20 November 2012). "En Cartago me dijeron que tenían muchos delanteros" (in Spanish). Al Día.

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