|Full name||Walter S. Cookson|
|Date of birth||1881|
|Place of birth||Preston, England|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
At the start of the 1902–03 season, Cookson joined Blackpool from Bristol City, making his debut on 6 September 1902 at Burslem Port Vale in the opening league game of the season. He was the club's joint-top scorer with eight goals.
After spells with Wellingborough, Brentford and Portsmouth, Cookson returned to Blackpool in 1907. He retired from playing at the end of the 1907–08 campaign, although he remained at Blackpool to help coach the youngsters, living in the town until his death.
- Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
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