General
Ashley Cole
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Personal information
Full name Ashley Cole
Date of birth 20 December 1980 (1980-12-20) (age 39)
Place of birth    Stepney, Flag of England England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth clubs
1997–1998 Flag of England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1998–2006
1999–2000
2006–2014
2014–2016
2016–2018
2019
Total
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of EnglandCrystal Palace (loan)
Flag of England Chelsea
Flag of Italy Roma
Flag of United States LA Galaxy
Flag of England Derby County
156 00(8)
014 00(1)
229 00(7)
011 00(0)
089 00(3)
0000(0)
508 0(19)   
National team
2001–2014 Flag of England England 107 00(0)

Ashley Cole (born 20 December 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a Left-back for Championship club Derby County. Cole is considered by many critics and fellow professional players as one of the best defenders of his generation, and by some, for the better part of his career, as the best left back in the world.

Born in Stepney, London, Cole began his youth career at Arsenal and made his full debut for the club in November 1999, going on to make 228 appearances and scoring nine goals for the North London club. With Arsenal he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and was an integral member of "The Invincibles" team of the 2003–04 season, who went the entire league season undefeated. Cole also made an appearance in Arsenal's first UEFA Champions League final in 2006; the club lost 2–1 to Barcelona.

In August 2006, after a protracted transfer saga, Cole completed a move to rival club Chelsea, with whom he won further honours, including the Premier League in the 2009–10 season, four FA Cups, one Football League Cup and one UEFA Champions League. He was released by Chelsea at the end of the 2013–14 season. With seven winners' medals, Cole has won the FA Cup more times than any other player in history, and is one of two players to have won the Double with two different clubs, along with Nicolas Anelka.

Cole was an England international between 2001 and 2014, playing at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, as well as Euro 2004 and Euro 2012. He was voted England Player of the Year in 2010. When he retired from international football in 2014, he had won 107 caps, making him England's most capped full back.

Honours

Club

Arsenal
Chelsea

International

England

Individual

External links

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England – 2002 FIFA World Cup

1. Seaman 2. Mills 3. A. Cole 4. Sinclair 5. Ferdinand 6. Campbell 7. Beckham 8. Scholes 9. Fowler 10. Owen 11. Heskey 12. Brown 13. Martyn 14. Bridge 15. Keown 16. Southgate 17. Sheringham 18. Hargreaves 19. J. Cole 20. Vassell 21. Butt 22. James 23. Dyer

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England – UEFA Euro 2004

1. James 2. G. Neville 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Terry 6. Campbell 7. Beckham 8. Scholes 9. Rooney 10. Owen 11. Lampard 12. Bridge 13. Robinson 14. P. Neville 15. King 16. Carragher 17. Butt 18. Hargreaves 19. J. Cole 20. Dyer 21. Heskey 22. Walker 23. Vassell

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England – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Quarter-finals

1. Robinson 2. Neville 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Ferdinand 6. Terry 7. Beckham 8. Lampard 9. Rooney 10. Owen 11. J. Cole 12. Campbell 13. James 14. Bridge 15. Carragher 16. Hargreaves 17. Jenas 18. Carrick 19. Lennon 20. Downing 21. Crouch 22. Carson 23. Walcott

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England – 2010 FIFA World Cup – Knockout stage

1. James 2. Johnson 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Dawson 6. Terry 7. Lennon 8. Lampard 9. Crouch 10. Rooney 11. J. Cole 12. Green 13. Warnock 14. Barry 15. Upson 16. Milner 17. Wright-Phillips 18. Carragher 19. Defoe 20. King 21. Heskey 22. Carrick 23. Hart

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England – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Hart 2. Johnson 3. Cole 4. Gerrard (c) 5. Kelly 6. Terry 7. Walcott 8. Henderson 9. Carroll 10. Rooney 11. Young 12. Baines 13. Green 14. Jones 15. Lescott 16. Milner 17. Parker 18. Jagielka 19. Downing 20. Chamberlain 21. Defoe 22. Welbeck 23. Butland

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