In this paper, we propose a virtual layered spacefrequency receiver with an ordered successive detector for multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) systems where multiple transmitters cooperate with one another. The proposed receiver enables high-speed transmission in the systems even if the transmitters know only partial channel state information (CSI). Actually, the receiver shows such superior performance when the concept of "virtual channel" is applied to cooperative MU-MIMO systems. Moreover, we propose an iterative detection scheme for the receiver; in this scheme, some signals from the Viterbi decoder are fed back to the ordered successive detector. The proposed iterative scheme helps improve the transmission speed when the number of cooperating transmitters is increased. We evaluate the performance of MIMO systems in which the transmitters have four antennas each and two users have two antennas. The receiver can double the transmission speed at the cost of 3 dB in E b/N 0 at a BER of 10 -4. Furthermore, the receiver can triple the transmission speed at the cost of 7 dB in E b/N 0 at a BER of 10 -4. When the system has three transmitters, we observe an error floor. However, the proposed iterative method can suppress the error to a value below BER = 10 -7.