Armando Cooper facts for kids
|Full name||Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker|
|Date of birth||26 November 1987|
|Place of birth||Colón, Panama|
|Current club||Maccabi Petah Tikva|
|2013–2014||→ Oțelul Galați (loan)||21||(3)|
|2015||FC St. Pauli||7||(0)|
|2016||→ Toronto FC (loan)||12||(1)|
|2018||Universidad de Chile||3||(0)|
|2019||Maccabi Petah Tikva||14||(5)|
|2020||Hapoel Tel Aviv||6||(0)|
|2020–||Maccabi Petah Tikva||17||(1)|
† Appearances (Goals).
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. However, the transfer did not go through.
In July 2011, he signed with Godoy Cruz of the Argentine First Division.
Cooper was loaned to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on 18 August 2016. 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.
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.
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.
In May 2018, he was named in Panama's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Cooper played in Panama's first two games against England and Belgium, but after receiving yellow cards in both games he was suspended for the final match against Tunisia.
Style of play
Cooper is known for his energy on the pitch, as well as his creativity and dribbling skills. A versatile midfielder, he is capable of playing in several midfield positions, although he usually favours a more offensive role.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Cooper goal.
|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||2011 Copa Centroamericana|
|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|
|8||18 June 2019||Allianz Field, Saint Paul, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||2–0||2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|9||5 June 2021||Estadio Nacional, Panama City, Panama||Anguilla||1–0||13–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- MLS Cup: 2017; runner-up 2016
- Eastern Conference Championship (Playoffs): 2016, 2017
- Supporters' Shield: 2017
- Canadian Championship: 2017
- Trillium Cup: 2017
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