Davie Cooper of Glasgow Rangers was described as the most naturally gifted player in British football since George Best. It is a reasonable and fitting tribute to a footballing genius who was one of Scotland's most entertaining players; the once unpredictable Clydebank player turned international star. This is the tale of a gifted footballer who, for once, didn't simply let his feet do the talking. Cooper himself gives us an insight into the world of a professional football player - a world that includes all the big names, the club he loved and the country he proudly represented. He played alongside all the great names in Scotland's past and present, from Dalglish to McCoist. He was in the middle of the Ibrox revolution inspired by people such as Graeme Souness and Terry Butcher. And he served under some of the most outstanding and controversial managers of our time - Jock Stein, Jock Wallace, Ally Macleod, John Greig, Alex Ferguson and Andy Roxburgh, to name but a few. Since this book was first published, Davie Cooper died of a brain haemorrhage at the desperately young age of 39.
Davie collapsed as he was coaching youngsters at Clyde's Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld and died on 23 March 1995.