Joe Cole

Born Nov 8, 1981

Joseph John "Joe" Cole is an English footballer who plays for Liverpool as a midfielder. He started his career with West Ham United where he played more than 100 games during five years, until he left for Chelsea in 2003. Cole won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including three Premier League titles and two FA Cups before leaving on a free transfer in July 2010 to join Liverpool. He is described as "a technically gifted player with the creativity to unlock a defence".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Cole.


1981 Birth Born on November 8, 1981.


Cole started his career with West Ham United, where, after breaking into the first team in January 1999, he played more than 120 Premier League games over five seasons. … Read More
2001 19 Years Old …  Cole made his senior international debut against Mexico in May 2001. … Read More


2002 20 Years Old He was selected for the England squad at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups and Euro 2004.
In January 2003, then West Ham manager Glenn Roeder gave Cole the club captain's armband at the age of 21.
2004 - 2006 4 More Events
In January 2007, Cole underwent surgery for a stress fracture on his foot he suffered in late 2006. … Read More
Cole played in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, which Chelsea lost on penalties to Manchester United; he was substituted in extra time for Nicolas Anelka, who missed Chelsea's crucial penalty.
Cole did not play for Chelsea in the 2009–10 pre-season due to cruciate ligament damage in his knee, suffered in January 2009.
On 3 April 2010, Cole scored the first goal in a 2–1 win at Old Trafford against Manchester United in a potential title deciding game. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool in a 2–1 win against Bolton Wanderers on 3 January 2011. … Read More


Cole netted his first hat-trick for Lille in a 6–0 victory over amateur club Chantilly in the Coupe de France Round of 64 on 7 January 2012. … Read More
In January 2013, West Ham signed Cole on a free transfer from Liverpool, with Cole returning to his first professional club on an 18-month deal. … Read More
2014 - 2015 3 More Events
In November, his loan with Coventry was extended until 3 January 2016.
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