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Ashley Cole

Footballer
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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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CHILDHOOD

1980 Birth Born on December 20, 1980.

TEENAGE

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 a further 227 appearances, scoring nine goals. … Read More
On 25 February 2000, he signed his first professional contract.

TWENTIES

2004 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Cole had a very good season in 2004–05. … Read More
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 FC 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. … Read More
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 4 January 2010, Cole was convicted of a speeding offence committed on 17 November 2009. … Read More

THIRTIES

2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2011–12 season, during the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against FC Barcelona, Cole was pivotal in Chelsea's 1–0 victory which included a goalline clearance that denied Barca an away goal.
2012 31 Years Old Cole also received praise for his role in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, both for his defending, and for scoring in the decisive penalty shootout. … Read More
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