A goal-scorer who was sharp in the box, also linked play well outside the area and struck up a good partnership with Sandy Brown that took Spurs to the FA Cup final win in 1901.
Spent four years at Walsall Town Swifts, where he scored at a good rate and played for Bedminster, before coming to Tottenham in 1899 and he scored a hat-trick in the first ever game at White Hart Lane in a 4-1 win over Notts. County.
A busy inside forward, the Scot bothered opposing defenders into giving up the ball and then used it to good effect to play in team-mates. Enjoyed getting stuck into a tackle and hit 17 goals in 28 games in Tottenham's Southern League winning side of 1900.
David Copeland died on 16.11.1931