Joe Cole

Born Nov 8, 1981

Joseph John "Joe" Cole is an English footballer who plays for Liverpool, and the England national football team as 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.… Read More

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


1981 Birth Born on November 8, 1981.


Playing in a mould similar to former England favourite Paul Gascoigne, he progressed through the West Ham ranks before making his first-team debut aged 17 on 2 January 1999 in an FA Cup third round tie against Swansea City.
2001 19 Years Old …  Cole made his senior international debut against Mexico in May 2001. … Read More


In January 2003 Glenn Roeder, then West Ham United manager gave Cole the club captain's armband at the age of 21.
2004 - 2006 5 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.
Cole did not play for Chelsea in the 2009–10 pre-season, due to cruciate ligament damage in his knee, suffered in January 2009. … Read More
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
He scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool in a 2–1 win against Bolton Wanderers on 3 January 2011.


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 United signed Cole on a free transfer from Liverpool with Cole returning to his first professional club on an 18-month deal. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old On 10 June 2014, Cole signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa on a free transfer after he was released by West Ham.
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