Joe Cole
English Footballer
Joe Cole
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".
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Soccer-Former England midfielder Cole extends Coventry stay
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Former England international Joe Cole has made his loan move to Coventry City permanent after signing on a free transfer from Premier League strugglers Aston Villa, the League One (third-tier) side said. Cole, who won the Premier League and FA Cup three times with Chelsea, has joined until the end of the season after impressing in his seven appearances for Coventry since moving on loan in October. "Since he joined the club, I've really enjoyed working with Joe and delighted to see him sign on for the rest of the season," Coventry manager Tony Mowbray told the club's website (www.ccfc.co.uk).
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Cole relishing another walk down Wembley way for Villa
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Former England midfielder Joe Cole has become a bit-part player for Aston Villa but hopes to add another couple of warm Wembley experiences to his memory bank and help his side claim some long-awaited silverware. The 33-year-old, who played at the original Wembley for England's schoolboys before it was bulldozed and also featured in three triumphant FA Cup finals at the rebuilt stadium for Chelsea, is fit again and relishing the chance to play a role in Sunday's semi-final against Liverpool. "I've played in a few games there -- cup finals, semi-finals and a few games for England," Cole told Villa's website (www.avfc.co.uk). "The majority of my England career was at the time when we played on the road so only one of my England goals was at Wembley.
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Can Hazard Rank Among the Greatest in the World?
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
With men behind the ball and visitors Chelsea struggling to carve out many clear cut opportunities, Steve Bruce may have been confident of another clean sheet at the KC Stadium as the sides approached the hour mark on Saturday. It took some tidy build up play for the Blues to finally break the deadlock, and an exceptional strike from a man that they will be desperate to keep ahold of in the summer. When Ashley Cole's neat flick found Eden Hazard on the edge of the box it was clear what the Belgian had in mind, though Hull were unable to do anything about it. Cutting inside, the recently turned 23-year-old burst past two defenders, with a superb feint enough to fool Alex Bruce and give him the space and angle to fire a low shot into the bottom corner. It was a moment of magic that have become common place in Hazard's time with the London club of late, reportedly leading to interest from the money bags in PSG, keen to take the winger back to France. It's a rumour that will likely ...
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Soccer-English premier league summaries
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Nov 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Saturday Newcastle United 2 Yoan Gouffran 36, Moussa Sissoko 57 West Bromwich Albion 1 Chris Brunt 53 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 49,298- - -Norwich City 1 Gary Hooper 30 Crystal Palace 0 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 26,851- - -West Ham United 3 Mohamed Diame 47, Carlton Cole 82, Joe Cole 88 Fulham 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 34,946- - -Aston Villa 0 Sunderland 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 33,036- - -Everton 4 Gerard Deulofeu 45, Seamus Coleman 49, Bryan Oviedo 58, Romelu Lukaku 79 Stoke City 0 Halftime: 1-0; ...
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Is it Enough to Be a Yellow Ribbon School?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Co-authored by Jose Coll, Ph.D., Director of Veteran Student Services and Associate Professor of Social Work at Saint Leo University. Whether or not there are any "ole" oak trees on campus, hundreds of colleges and universities are waving their Yellow Ribbons proudly in support of returning military service members. These schools have vowed to help prospective veteran students make up the difference from the institution's actual costs and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill tuition benefit. This is done largely to show that the institutions care about the returning veterans, while simultaneously ensuring they are an attractive option for this highly sought after group of students. Military members are resilient, have extensive leadership training, and have a clear background in understanding a mission and how to achieve objectives. Couple the desire to recruit these individuals with the responsibility to pay back a small portion in return for their dutiful service and it becomes obviou ...
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Embracing Military Culture in Higher Education
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Co-authored by Jose Coll, Ph.D., Director of Veteran Student Services and Associate Professor of Social Work at Saint Leo University After more than a decade at war, the forthcoming troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will mean the return of thousands of American troops to their families and communities. The past several years they have been asked to put their personal and professional lives on hold in order to serve their country. Some may ask themselves, "What now?" Too often, they are left to find the answer to this question on their own. Those who decide to use the tuition assistance provided to them through the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill can still struggle through college without the proper support. Many colleges and universities call themselves "veteran-friendly." Although being friendly is a noble virtue, it often falls short of the measures that can actually lead to a vet's success after graduation. For more than 40 years, Saint Leo University has been serving active-duty membe ...
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Soccer-English premier league summaries
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Aug 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Saturday West Ham United 2 Joe Cole 13, Kevin Nolan 76 Cardiff City 0 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 34,997- - -Arsenal 1 Olivier Giroud 6 Red Card: Laurent Koscielny 67Aston Villa 3 Christian Benteke 23,62pen, Antonio Luna 85 Missed penalty: Christian Benteke 22Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 60,000- - -Norwich City 2 Steven Whittaker 51, Ricky van Wolfswinkel 71 Everton 2 Ross Barkley 61, Seamus Coleman 65 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 26,824- - -Sunderland 0 Fulham 1 Pajtim Kasami 52 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 43,905- - ...
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West Ham United v Newcastle United: Latest team news UPDATED
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury concerns as he welcomes former club Newcastle to Upton Park on Saturday. Defensive duo James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee) are again likely to miss out for the Hammers, who could climb to ninth in the Barclays Premier League with a win. Mark Noble and Joe Cole will be pushing for places in the starting XI after improving their match fitness from the bench in recent weeks. Provisional Squad: Jaaskelainen, Henderson, Demel, Reid, O’Brien, Pogatetz, Collins, Potts, Spence, Nolan, O’Neil, Collison, Diame, Noble, Taylor, J Cole, Jarvis, Vaz Te, Carroll, C Cole, Wellington. **** Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy will miss tomorrow’s vital Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham through suspension. The France international was sent off for two bookable offences during last weekend’s 6-0 drubbing by Liverpool at St James’ Park and will sit out the game at Upton Park as a result. Left-back Massadio Haidara has also been ...
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West Ham 1 QPR 1: Joe Cole, Loc Remi goals
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Joe Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a deserved point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR in the Barclays Premier League clash at Upton Park.
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Sr. Analyst, CRM
Chicago Times - about 4 years
Details: Employer: LTD Commodities LLCJob Title: Sr. Analyst, Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) [Job Code: SACRM-IL]Location:300 Tri-State International, Lincolnshire, IL 60069Job Duties: Responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to relevant business processes. Support both business and technical functions within the Information Services (IS) component of the organization. Analyze and document existing processes and operating procedures. Analyze and understand business issues, and develop technical solutions as needed. Participate in or lead IS projects, including the development and maintenance of project plans. Prepare project reports and update documentation for management. Assure that projects are completed in accordance with internal development methodology and standards. Coordinate user acceptance testing and perform peer review of IS projects. Analyze business requirement reports, and translate into technical design. Oversee the deployment of new solutions, inclu ...
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Van Persie saves United as Cole shines on West Ham return
Yahoo News - about 4 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's Robin van Persie scored a superb late equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw at West Ham United in a thrilling FA Cup third round tie after Joe Cole set up both goals for the hosts on his homecoming on Saturday. Premier League leaders United rested several players but manager Alex Ferguson sent on striker Van Persie in a bid to earn a replay and the Dutchman struck in the final minute after controlling a superb long pass by Ryan Giggs. ...
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Soccer-Van Persie saves United as Cole shines on West Ham return
Yahoo News - about 4 years
LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Manchester United's Robin van Persie scored a superb late equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw at West Ham United in a thrilling FA Cup third round tie after Joe Cole set up both goals for the hosts on his homecoming on Saturday. Premier League leaders United rested several players but manager Alex Ferguson sent on striker Van Persie in a bid to earn a replay and the Dutchman struck in the final minute after controlling a superb long pass by Ryan Giggs. ...
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Joe Cole happy to be home after sealing West Ham return
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Joe Cole is delighted to be back where it all began after completing his return to West Ham. Cole came through the ranks at Upton Park before leaving for Chelsea in 2003.
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Cole Poised to Leave Liverpool for West Ham
NYTimes - about 4 years
Former England midfielder Joe Cole is set to end his unhappy spell at Liverpool by returning to boyhood club West Ham United.
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RN Case Management Educator
Chicago Times - about 4 years
Details: Job Description - "Coord-Care Management Education" Job Title Job Code Date    Coord-Care Management Education    CC24     January 19, 2012   Summary This position exists to support the Care Management department by assisting with the identification of specials projects and the supervision of specialized project teams designed to focus intervention and remediation strategies to improve systems and performance of the department. Establishes and implements performance improvement strategies and programs to improve the service of the department to the hospital and patients. Manages data to assist in identifying department productivity and effectiveness. Responsible for the development and implementation of ongoing education and training programs, for associated staff, including specific systems education and software training. Develops training materials to support training needs of the department. Provides training by conducting workshops, classes, and monthly in-service educatio ...
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Joe Cole's fall from grace at Liverpool
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Leaving familiar surroundings behind and heading north to Merseyside was always going to be a journey into the unknown for born-and-bred Londoner Joe Cole.
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    On 4 May 2016, Cole signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League (NASL), signing a contract through the end of the 2017 NASL season, with a club option for 2018.
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    On 7 January 2016, Cole signed on a free transfer on a deal lasting until the end of the season.
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    In November, his loan with Coventry was extended until 3 January 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 33
    On 16 October 2015, Cole signed for Coventry City on a 35-day, emergency loan deal, and made his debut four days later, playing for just under an hour in an away 0–0 draw against Rochdale.
    More Details Hide Details His debut goal came on 3 November in a 4–3 home win against Barnsley, a free-kick which put Coventry 4-2 up.
    He was an unused substitute on 30 May 2015 in the FA Cup Final, which Villa lost 0–4 to Arsenal.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    In June 2014, Cole signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa on a free transfer after he was released by West Ham.
    More Details Hide Details His debut for the club came on 27 August, starting and being replaced by Andreas Weimann in the 62nd minute as they lost 0–1 to League One club Leyton Orient in the second round of the League Cup. Cole's first Premier League game was on 18 October, coming on for the final nine minutes in place of Christian Benteke in a 0–3 defeat away to Everton. On 29 November, Cole made his first start for Villa away to Burnley, opening the scoring in a 1–1 draw.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    At the end of the 2013–14 season, and the end of Cole's 18-month contract, his departure from West Ham was confirmed.
    More Details Hide Details In his second spell, he had played in 37 games in all competitions, scoring five goals.
    On 30 November 2013, he scored his second goal of the season in a home victory over Fulham, coming off the bench to complete the 3–0 victory.
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    Cole was ruled out of action for six weeks with a hamstring tear in September 2013.
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    On 17 August 2013, Cole scored West Ham's first Premier League goal of the 2013–14 campaign, netting the first in a 2–0 home victory over newly promoted Cardiff City.
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    Cole scored his first league goal on his return to West Ham in a 1–1 home draw with Queens Park Rangers on 19 January 2013, scoring from close range after Carlton Cole's shot had been saved by QPR goalkeeper Júlio César.
    More Details Hide Details Cole scored his second West Ham goal since his return on 25 February 2013 in a 2–3 defeat to Tottenham, putting the Hammers 2–1 up by turning with the ball to score.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He made his second "debut" on 5 January in an FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United. The game finished 2–2 with Cole providing the assists for both of West Ham's goals which were scored by James Collins.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On 9 December 2012, he scored the equaliser as Liverpool beat his former club West Ham 3–2.
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    On 22 November 2012, Cole was given a start against BSC Young Boys in the Europa League, providing a cross to Jonjo Shelvey to score the opener and then scoring Liverpool's second, in the 2–2 draw.
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    On 18 August 2012, he was able to return as a substitute in Liverpool's 3–0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
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    On 2 August 2012, Cole started his first Liverpool game for over a year, playing in the Europa League first leg qualifier victory over FC Gomel.
    More Details Hide Details He was substituted after just 23 minutes being replaced by Raheem Sterling after tweaking his hamstrings.
    On 5 June 2012, however, he confirmed that Cole would not remain at Lille after stating that new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wanted the player to rejoin the Liverpool squad.
    More Details Hide Details After a one-year loan to Lille, Cole returned to Liverpool with new manager Brendan Rodgers saying he wanted to have him in the squad for the upcoming season. He played three pre-season matches, against Toronto FC, Roma, and Tottenham Hotspur.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Cole scored his fourth league goal of the season in a 4–1 triumph over Ajaccio on 15 April, firing the ball just inside the post following a cross from Nolan Roux. The final appearance in his loan with Lille came in their 4–1 final day victory over Nancy, he provided an assist for one of Eden Hazard's three goals and was later substituted off in the 64th minute by Nolan Roux. The playmaker underwent a career renaissance during his loan spell with Lille, scoring on four occasions in 27 league appearances and providing three assists. Following the season, Lille manager Rudi García declared his desire to keep Cole at the club.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    On 31 August 2011, Cole signed for French champions Lille on a season-long loan.
    More Details Hide Details On his debut against Saint-Étienne, he gained his first assist after a solo run where he took on and beat four players to set up the third goal in Lille's 3–1 victory. Cole got another assist in his second Lille appearance against Bordeaux, assisting an Eden Hazard goal in a 1–1 draw. On 24 September, he scored his first goal for Lille, against Lorient, in a 1–1 draw. On 23 October, Cole came on as a 60th-minute substitute for Idrissa Gueye and scored his second goal for Lille in the 3–1 win over Lyon. Following his successful substitute appearance, he was included in the starting line-up for Lille's Round of 16 Coupe de la Ligue match against Ligue 2 club Sedan on 26 October. In the match, Cole scored the team's second goal in the 40th minute, which turned out to be decisive in a 3–1 win. Cole closed out the first half of the Ligue 1 season by scoring a goal in Lille's 4–4 draw with Nice on 21 December.
    He scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool in a 2–1 win against Bolton Wanderers on 3 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On 17 February, Cole played his first match under new manager Kenny Dalglish in a 0–0 draw against Sparta Prague in the Europa League, in which he came on as a first-half substitute for the injured Fábio Aurélio. Cole scored his first and only goal under Kenny Dalglish's tenure in a 5–0 win against Birmingham City at Anfield in April.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    He then scored his first competitive goal for the club against Steaua București in a Europa League group stage match at Anfield on 16 September 2010, converting just 27 seconds into the game.
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    In his next match, on 19 August 2010, Cole missed a penalty against Trabzonspor in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg, though Liverpool still won 1–0.
    More Details Hide Details Cole played in Jamie Carragher's testimonial match, where he scored his first goal for the club.
    His league debut, against Arsenal at Anfield on 15 August 2010, lasted just 45 minutes as he was sent off for a challenge on Laurent Koscielny.
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    Cole made his Liverpool debut on 5 August 2010 against Rabotnički in the UEFA Europa League assisting the opening goal for David N'Gog in a 2–0 win.
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    Cole joined Liverpool on a free transfer after signing a four-year deal in July 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He was manager Roy Hodgson's first signing at the club and was given the number 10 shirt. Cole was to receive £90,000-a-week wages and was advertised as a major coup by the club. Club captain Steven Gerrard even claimed Cole was as technically good as Lionel Messi. After leaving the club in 2013, Cole revealed that joining Liverpool was a mistake due to not feeling a connection with the club or fans.
    His contract with Chelsea expired on 30 June 2010, making him a free agent.
    More Details Hide Details Cole ended his career at Chelsea having won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two League Cups.
    He came on as a substitute as Chelsea won the 2010 FA Cup Final, his second appearance in an FA Cup Final for Chelsea.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Described as a "clever flick", his goal helped Chelsea win and overtake Manchester United at the top of the league as they were at the end of the season.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    Cole married fitness instructor Carly Zucker in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Joe had been dating Carly since 2002 and proposed to her in 2007. The couple have a daughter, Ruby Tatiana Cole, born in March 2010, and a son, Harrison "Harry" Cole, born in October 2012. In November 2009, Cole was caught driving his Audi A4 at 105 mph on a 70 mph section of dual carriageway in Claygate, Surrey. At the subsequent court case, Cole was warned he could lose his driving licence and was ordered to pay £600 costs. He has launched an appeal concerning his driving ban. Cole is a wearer of contact lenses. He has worn them since his early days at Chelsea. West Ham United Chelsea Individual
    On 8 November 2009, he played his 250th game for Chelsea, coming on as a substitute against Manchester United in the 62nd minute for Deco, on his 28th birthday.
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    Cole made his first 2009–10 Premier League appearance for Chelsea against Blackburn Rovers, playing in attacking midfield in a 5–0 win.
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    He made a return to the starting line-up in Chelsea's League Cup match against Queens Park Rangers on 23 September 2009 in which he was also handed the captain's armband.
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    Cole did not play for Chelsea in the 2009–10 pre-season due to cruciate ligament damage in his knee, suffered in January 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    On 17 August 2008, Cole scored the first Premier League goal of the management of Luiz Felipe Scolari in a 4–0 win against Portsmouth.
    More Details Hide Details After surgery on his knee to repair an injury he picked up in the FA Cup clash with Southend United, Cole missed the rest of the season.
    On 7 February 2008, Cole was one of the 23-man squad selected for the friendly against Switzerland which they won 2–1, courtesy of Jermaine Jenas and Shaun Wright-Phillips goals.
    More Details Hide Details For Jenas' goal, Cole skipped down the left and crossed to Jenas. Cole was named Man of the match for his performance. In August 2008, Cole scored a late equalising goal in a 2–2 draw at Wembley against the Czech Republic after coming on as a substitute. He then scored England's two goals in the next fixture after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 defeat of Andorra in the opening match for 2010 World Cup qualifying. In England's next World Cup qualifier, against Croatia, he suffered a head injury in a clash with Croatian defender Robert Kovač which resulted in the Croat's sending off. Cole was named in the final 23-man selection for England's 2010 World Cup squad. He played, and scored, in a 3–0 victory against Platinum Stars, of South Africa's Premier Soccer League, in an unofficial warm-up game. However, he was limited to only two substitute appearances in the tournament itself, as England lost to Germany in the second round in what was to be his final international appearance.
    Joe Cole continued his excellent performances racking up a rate of ten goals and eight assists in all competitions, due to his performance he won the Chelsea Player of the Year 2008.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    In 2007–08, Cole scored a low driven shot that tucked into the corner against West Ham, opting not celebrate against his former club.
    More Details Hide Details He scored another goal in the League Cup semi-finals against Everton which sent Chelsea to another final.
    He started for Chelsea in their victory over Manchester United in the 2007 FA Cup Final, and went on to be substituted at half-time.
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    In January 2007, Cole underwent surgery for a stress fracture on his foot he suffered in late 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He made his return for Chelsea in the first leg of Chelsea's 1–1 draw in the Champions League quarter-final tie against Valencia.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Just weeks after Cole's participation in the 2006 World Cup, he was injured in the pre-season.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    In the first half of the 2005–06 season, Cole secured himself in the Chelsea first-team lineup, ahead of Shaun Wright-Phillips and Damien Duff.
    More Details Hide Details Cole also extended his contract with Chelsea for another four seasons. He ended his season by scoring one of the goals in Chelsea's 3–0 win over Manchester United, which earned the Premier League title for the team. He was subsequently named in the PFA Team of the Year.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    His form saw him hit a run of goals towards the end of the season, and he scored a goal on 9 March against Norwich City blasted in from 20 yards off his weaker left foot Cole scored ten goals for Chelsea in 2004–05 and ended the season with a Premier League champions' medal.
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    Cole took advantage of injuries to wingers Duff and Arjen Robben to become a regular member of Chelsea's Premier League title winning team in 2004–05.
    More Details Hide Details He started in the League Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium on 27 February, making way for Johnson after 81 minutes of an eventual 3–2 win after extra time against Liverpool.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    On 6 August 2003, Cole signed for Chelsea for a fee of £6.6 million after he had rejected a new contract with West Ham.
    More Details Hide Details He was the sixth player signed after the club's takeover by billionaire Roman Abramovich, among those were his former West Ham teammate Glen Johnson. Manager Claudio Ranieri saw Cole as the perfect replacement for Gianfranco Zola, whom the club had released earlier that year, and West Ham declared that the transfer was enough for them not to sell any more players that summer. A week after signing for the club, Cole made his debut in a UEFA Champions League qualifier away to MŠK Žilina. He came on as a substitute for fellow new signing Damien Duff with 21 minutes remaining and caused Michal Drahno to score an own goal to conclude a 2–0 victory. On 17 August, he played his first Premier League game for the club, again replacing Duff for the last 15 minutes in a 2–1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield. He scored his first goal on 29 October in the League Cup against Notts County, replacing Jesper Grønkjær in the 70th minute and netting the last goal in a 4–2 victory which put Chelsea into the last 16. On 17 December, in the next round, he started away to Aston Villa, finishing Hernán Crespo's cross to equalise in an eventual 1–2 defeat. Cole's only other goal of the season was his only one in the league campaign, ending a one-two with Frank Lampard to open the scoring after five minutes away to Newcastle United, albeit in a 1–2 defeat.
    Cole won the "Hammer of the Year award" for 2003.
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    Cole's last game for West Ham came on 11 May 2003 in a 2–2 draw with Birmingham City, a game which saw West Ham relegated from the Premier League.
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    In January 2003, then West Ham manager Glenn Roeder gave Cole the club captain's armband at the age of 21.
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  • 2002
    Age 20
    He was selected for the England squad at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups and Euro 2004.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    Cole made his senior international debut against Mexico in May 2001.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of England's 2002 World Cup squad, making one substitute appearance in the tournament. Cole was also a squad member at UEFA Euro 2004, but did not play. Cole's displays in England's friendlies leading up to the 2006 World Cup enhanced his reputation ahead of the summer's finals in Germany. In May 2006, he was confirmed in the England squad for the World Cup, ahead of Chelsea teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips. He played on the left side of midfield in England's opening game against Paraguay on 10 June 2006. On 20 June 2006, England drew with Sweden in Group B play, with a final score of 2–2. Cole scored a volley in the 34th minute of the match and got an assist in the 85th when he sent in a ball to Steven Gerrard, with this contribution earning him the Man of the match award.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    Cole played only eight Premier League games in his first season but in the following season, he made 22 Premier League appearances, was a member of the West Ham team which won the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup, scored his first goal for West Ham, in a 3–2 League Cup win at Birmingham City on 30 November 1999 and scored his first Premier League goal, in a 5–4 home win against Bradford City, on 12 February 2000.
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    In 1999, Cole was part of West Ham's victorious FA Youth Cup-winning squad (alongside Michael Carrick), defeating Coventry City 9–0 on aggregate in the final.
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    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, and eight days later made his Premier League debut, away to Manchester United.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was one of a number of players who left West Ham in the summer of 2003, after the club had been relegated to the Football League First Division, with Cole signing for Chelsea. He spent seven seasons at Chelsea, playing over 280 games in all competitions and winning ten trophies, including three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups. He left Chelsea on a free transfer in July 2010 to join Liverpool, who a year later loaned him to Lille. After a season in France, he returned to Liverpool before re-joining West Ham in January 2013. He signed for Aston Villa in June 2014, then joined Coventry City on loan in October 2015, joining on a permanent deal in January 2016. Capped by England at under-16, under-18 and under-21 level, Cole was a full international between 2001 and 2010, capped by the England national team on 56 occasions, scoring 10 goals.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1981.
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