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Armando Cooper

Armando Cooper
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Cooper playing for Panama at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker[1]
Date of birth (1987-11-26) 26 November 1987 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Colón, Panama
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Bucure?ti
Number 18
Youth career
2005 Árabe Unido
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2011 Árabe Unido 141 (26)
2011-2015 Godoy Cruz 26 (3)
2013-2014 -> O?elul Gala?i (loan) 21 (3)
2015 FC St. Pauli 7 (0)
2015-2016 Árabe Unido 18 (3)
2016 -> Toronto FC (loan) 12 (1)
2017 Toronto FC 23 (0)
2018 Universidad de Chile 3 (0)
2018- Dinamo Bucure?ti 0 (0)
National team?
2006-2007 Panama U20 14 (3)
2008 Panama U23 5 (1)
2006- Panama 102 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2018
? National team caps and goals correct as of 23:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker (born 26 November 1987) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dinamo Bucure?ti.[4]

Club career

Cooper began his career in the youth ranks of Panama's Árabe Unido. In 2006, he debuted for the professional side, and went on to help the team to achieve various domestic titles in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol. During January 2011 it was reported that Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls were interested in signing Cooper.[5] However, the transfer did not go through.

In July 2011, he signed with Godoy Cruz of the Argentine First Division.

In February 2015, Cooper joined 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli,[6] only to return to Árabe Unido in September 2015 after playing a mere 125 minutes for the German club.[7]

Cooper was loaned to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on 18 August 2016.[8] He scored his first goal with Toronto FC on 30 November as Toronto FC beat Montreal Impact 7-5 on aggregate to advance to the 2016 MLS Cup Final.[9]

After the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, Cooper signed full-time with Toronto FC.

On 14 December 2017, Cooper's contract option was declined by Toronto, and he subsequently left the club.[10]

International career

Cooper was part of the Panama U-20 squad that participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada.[11]

He made his debut with the full national team on 7 October 2006 against the national team of El Salvador. On 16 January 2011, he scored his first goal for Panama in a 2-0 victory over Nicaragua in a 2011 Copa Centroamericana match played at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City.[12]

In May 2018 he was named in Panama's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[13]

Career statistics

International

As of 28 June 2018[14]
Panama
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 7 0
2011 19 3
2012 9 0
2013 5 0
2014 8 0
2015 15 1
2016 12 1
2017 18 2
2018 6 0
Total 100 0

International goals

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.[15]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Nicaragua 1-0 2-0 2011 Copa Centroamericana
2. 18 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  El Salvador 2-0 2-0
3. 10 August 2011 Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia  Bolivia 3-1 3-1 Friendly
4. 13 November 2015 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Jamaica 1-0 2-0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 8 January 2016 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Cuba 1-0 4-0 Copa América Centenario qualification
6. 22 January 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Costa Rica 1-0 1-0 2017 Copa Centroamericana
7. 14 November 2017 Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Wales 1-1 1-1 Friendly

Honours

Toronto FC

References

  1. ^ https://tournament.fifadata.com/documents/FWC/2018/pdf/FWC_2018_SQUADLISTS.PDF
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/people=267700/index.html
  3. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ OFICIAL. Armando COOPER la Dinamo. fcdinamo.ro (in Romanian)
  5. ^ http://pa-digital.com.pa/periodico/edicion-actual/deportes-interna.php?story_id=1009438
  6. ^ Harms, Carsten; Jacobs, Henrik (2 February 2015). "Cooper hat in Rumänien eine richtig gute Saison gespielt". abendblatt.de (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Armando Cooper jugará en el Árabe Unido - LPF (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "Toronto FC Acquire Armando Cooper on Loan". 18 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Toronto FC 5, Montreal Impact 2 - 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Recap". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  10. ^ "Toronto FC Announce Roster Options Following 2017 Championship Season". Toronto FC. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ Armando Cooper - FIFA competition record (archive)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  14. ^ "Armando Cooper". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Armando Cooper - International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.
  16. ^ Laura Armstrong (30 November 2016). "Toronto FC bound for MLS Cup final". The Star. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Toronto FC 1, Columbus Crew SC 0". mlssocer.com. 29 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Kings of the League: Toronto FC win first Supporters' Shield". mlssoccer.com. 30 September 2017.
  19. ^ Arun Srinivasan (26 May 2017). "Toronto FC routs Columbus to capture Trillium Cup". The Score. Retrieved 2017.

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