Ashley Cole

Born Dec 20, 1980

Ashley Cole is an English footballer who plays for Chelsea and the England national team. Primarily a left-back, Cole has been described by his former manager Arsène Wenger as a "defender who simply loves to attack" and is considered by critics and fellow professional players as one of the best defenders of his generation.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on December 20, 1980.


Born in Stepney, London, Cole began his youth career at Arsenal and made his full debut for the club in November 1999, going on to make 228 appearances and scoring nine goals for the North London club. … Read More
On 25 February 2000, he signed his first professional contract.


2001 - 2004 3 More Events
Although injured for much of the 2005–06 season, he recovered in time to play in Arsenal's UEFA Champions League Final defeat to Barcelona at the end of the season. … Read More
Cole also made an appearance in Arsenal's first UEFA Champions League final in 2006; the club lost 2–1 to Barcelona. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On 31 January 2007, Cole suffered a serious knee injury in the 3–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, although after a scan it was revealed to be not as bad as first thought, with Chelsea optimistic that he would return before the end of the 2006–07 season.
In Chelsea's final league match of the 2008–09 season against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Cole scored his second Chelsea goal in the Blues' 3–2 win.
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Cole has had a couple of minor brushes with the police. On 4 March 2009 he was held after swearing in front of a police officer outside a South Kensington nightclub. … Read More
On 10 February 2010, he suffered a fractured left ankle in the 2–1 defeat against Everton that kept him out of action for three months. … Read More


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2011–12 season, Cole won the seventh FA Cup of his career after Chelsea beat Liverpool 2–1 in the 2012 FA Cup Final. … Read More
Cole also received praise for his role in the final against Bayern Munich on 19 May 2012, both for his defending, and for scoring in the decisive penalty shootout as Chelsea won the club's first European Cup.
2013 32 Years Old During the 2013–14 season, Cole was dropped from the Chelsea team, with César Azpilicueta replacing him as the club's first choice left-back in the month of November. … Read More
On 23 May 2014, after the end of the season, he was included on the list of players released by Chelsea.
On 19 January 2016, Cole terminated his contract with Roma with one year of his contract remaining.
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