Carlton Cole

Professional Footballer
Born Oct 12, 1983

Carlton Michael Cole Okirie is an English footballer who plays as a striker for West Ham United. Cole began his career at Chelsea in 2001, spending spells out on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa before being transferred to West Ham United in 2006. He made 19 England U21 appearances (scoring six goals), and made his full international debut for the England national football team on 11 February 2009 in a friendly match against Spain.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on October 12, 1983.


2000 16 Years Old Cole was born in Croydon, London to a Sierra Leonean mother. He began his career as a trainee with Chelsea, before signing his first professional contract with the club in October 2000.
2001 17 Years Old …  He made one more appearance for Chelsea in the 2001–02 season, in a 3–1 home defeat against Aston Villa in May 2002.
He made his first-team debut in April 2002 as a substitute for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in a 3–0 victory against Everton.
He scored six goals in all for Chelsea that season, including a spectacular, long-range left-footed strike against Sunderland, and the winner against Bolton Wanderers in April 2003 as Chelsea pressed for a place in the UEFA Champions League.


2004 - 2005 4 More Events
He joined West Ham United in July 2006, having made a total of 31 league and cup appearances for Chelsea, scoring eight goals.
2007 23 Years Old Into 2007–08 and Cole began to repay the faith shown in him by the Hammers, scoring six goals and making an important contribution in the absence of the injured Dean Ashton. … Read More
It was the 2008–09 season, however, that saw Cole finally come of age. … Read More
He made 19 England under-21 appearances (scoring six goals), and made his debut for the England national team on 11 February 2009 in a friendly match against Spain.
He was then linked with a £20 million January 2010 transfer to Manchester United. … Read More
On 12 February 2011, Cole scored in a 3–3 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
2012 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On 19 May 2012, Cole scored the first goal, his fifteenth of the season, in West Ham's 2–1 win over Blackpool in the play-off final, ensuring an immediate return to the Premier League.
On 21 May 2013, West Ham announced that Cole would be leaving the club at the end of the season. … Read More


On 15 January 2014, Cole signed an 18-month contract keeping him at the club to the end of the 2014–15 season.
2015 31 Years Old On 22 October 2015, Cole signed for Scottish champions Celtic on a two-year deal lasting until 2017. … Read More
On 10 January 2016, he scored his first goal for Celtic in a 3–0 win over Stranraer at Stair Park, in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
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