Born in Castleford in 1944, Terry was recovering from injury and reaching the end of his career when he joined the Boro. Naturally there were a few raised eyebrows at Jack Charlton's decision to sign his old team-mate.
Though lacking the speed that ensured his place as an England regular, he proved he had lost none of his flair and attacking ability. Charlton capitalised on Don Revie's genius in switching him from left wing to left-back.
Replacing Frank Spraggon in the team that had been promoted a season earlier, many believed Cooper should have won further England caps before an injury handed the chance to young Ian Bailey.
His one goal for Boro against Liverpool doesn't reflect his classy contribution on the park during his two seasons as a regular.
With one year of his contract to go, he was granted a transfer to Bristol City, where he linked up with another Leeds legend in Norman Hunter.