Graham Cooper (Australian rules footballer)

Graham Cooper (24 April 1938 – 13 December 2019) was a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1960s.

Graham Cooper
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-04-24)24 April 1938
Date of death 13 December 2019(2019-12-13) (aged 81)
Original team(s) Hampton Scouts
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1965 Hawthorn 90 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Usually seen in the back pocket, Cooper was a member of Hawthorn's inaugural premiership side in 1961 VFL Grand Final. He also played in the losing side in the 1963 VFL Grand Final. His last game for Hawthorn was against the Ron Barrassi led Carlton in the open round of 1965.

He left Hawthorn to take up a coaching position with Jerilderie in New South Wales. By 1969 he was back in Melbourne as he was coach of Oakleigh in the VFA from 1969 to 1970.

He is an older brother of St Kilda player, Ian Cooper.


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