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.


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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