My Football Life: James Coppinger talks to Sporting Life about his time as a professional footballer and his 16 seasons with Doncaster Rovers

My Football Life: Sporting Life talks to Doncaster Rovers stalwart James Coppinger
My Football Life: Sporting Life talks to Doncaster Rovers stalwart James Coppinger

We sat down with Doncaster Rovers stalwart James Coppinger for our My Football Life series, where he told us about playing for Bobby Robson Kenny Dalglish and Uri Geller!

Scroll down for exclusive James Coppinger interview...

£30,000 was all it took for Doncaster to sign James Coppinger, not bad value for a player that has now become synonymous with the club after making over 600 appearances for them over 15 seasons - this year marks his 16th.

Coppinger shows no signs of slowing down either even at 38, as he's still banging in the goals for Rovers and still has that hunger to perform week in and week out.

As part of Sporting Life's in-depth My Football Life series, Coppinger talked through all the major highs and lows of his long and distinguished career not only at Doncaster but also at the likes of Darlington, Newcastle and Exeter as he played at both ends of the country before settling in South Yorkshire.

Watch a full-length exclusive below and find out just what it means to him to have etched his name into Doncaster folklore, while he also tells us about some amazing tales from his time in football.

Not many players have been signed by Kenny Dalglish, worked with Bobby Robson and also had close encounters with Uri Geller and Michael Jackson! It's been a colourful career for Coppinger, and he's not quite done yet!

My Football Life: James Coppinger


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