Started getting into football as a young lad about 85-86, and Cooper had some amazing moments around those years.
The winner in the Skol Cup Final, the performance against Tampere, that free kick against Aberdeen, the reverse pass to set up Durrant v them, and the penalty and free kick that took Scotland to the World Cup Final. And he had plenty of great moments in the years before that, such as the Dryburgh Cup goal. On top of that, he was a gentleman and a true blue nose.
I played left wing and used to practice with my left constantly, despite being right footed, just so I could be like him. Nowadays he could probably have played on the right, and could have stayed longer with us had Souness tried to accommodate Cooper and Walters in the team. Especially with Gary Stevens bombing down the right, and Trevor Steven inside.
Absolutely tragic that he died so young.
Honourable mentions to McCoist and Durrant too.