Deanna Rose Cooper (born 20 June 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Reading. She previously played for Gillingham, Brighton & Hove Albion, London Bees and Chelsea.
Deanna Rose Cooper
20 June 1993
Chatham, Kent, England
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Domestic team information|
Cooper played for London Bees during the 2016 FA WSL season. Playing primarily as a centreback defender, she scored 1 goal in her 11 appearances for the club. During the first round of the 2016 FA WSL Cup, she scored an equaliser against former champions Chelsea which resulted in a penalty shootout and win for the Bees.
Cooper signed with Chelsea in February 2017. Of her signing, she said, "It is a dream of mine to join a pro club so to be here is an amazing feeling. I have worked my way through the ranks and am delighted to have done enough to earn a contract with Chelsea." Cooper was a starting defender in 8 of the 11 matches in the FA WSL Spring Series, helping the team win with a 6–1–1 record.
Ahead of the 2017–18 season, she experienced an ACL injury. In March 2018, she signed a two-year extension with Chelsea.
On 17 July 2020, Reading announced the signing of Cooper. On 7 July 2022, Reading announced that Cooper had signed a new two-year contract with the club.
- As of match played 24 November 2022
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Chelsea||2017||FA Women's Super League||8||0||1||0||0||0||-||-||9||0|
|Reading||2020–21||FA Women's Super League||21||0||1||0||2||0||-||-||24||0|
Cooper played cricket for Kent between 2008 and 2016, playing as a right-arm medium bowler and right-handed batter. She also played for England Academy and in the Super Fours. She retired from cricket after sustaining an injury.
- ^ a b c "Deanna Cooper: Chelsea Ladies sign defender from London Bees". BBC. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- ^ "WSL Continental Cup: Chelsea Ladies go out to London Bees on penalties". BBC. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- ^ O'Neill, Jen (13 February 2017). "Cooper Swaps Bees For Blues". She Kicks Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- ^ a b "Deanna Cooper". Chelsea FC. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- ^ Harrison, Tim (11 March 2018). "SheBelieves she's gone". The Good Life. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- ^ "Deanna Cooper leaves WSL champions to sign for Reading FC Women". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- ^ "𝘾𝙊𝙊𝙋𝙀𝙍 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙈𝙀𝘿". twitter.com/ReadingFCWomen. Reading FC Women Twitter. 7 July 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
- ^ Deanna Cooper at Soccerway
- ^ "Player Profile: Deanna Cooper". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2023.
- ^ "Getting to know Chelsea Women: Deanna Cooper". Chelsea Football Club. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2023.
- Deanna Cooper – UEFA competition record (archive)
- Chelsea profile
- Deanna Cooper at Soccerway