Joe Cole

  • Date of birth : 08/11/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : England England
 
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Joe Cole

Joe Cole

Once hailed as English football's brightest prospect, Joe Cole is a natural with the ball at his feet. His best position is behind the strikers but he has spent much of his career out on the midfield flanks, both for Chelsea FC and England. He missed most of 2009 with knee ligament damage.

• Having gained national media attention for his exceptional talent as a schoolboy, he had already made his first-team debut for West Ham United FC before he won the FA Youth Cup with the club, aged 17, in 1999.

• Made his senior England debut at 19, in May 2001, and was a squad member at the following year's FIFA World Cup in the Far East; unused at UEFA EURO 2004, he was one of his country's top players at the 2006 World Cup, scoring a spectacular goal against Sweden.

• Left West Ham after their relegation from the Premier League in 2003 and joined Chelsea, the club he supported as a boy; often used as a substitute in his first two seasons but thrived in his third as Stamford Bridge club won second successive Premier League title under José Mourinho.

• Missed much of 2006/07 campaign with knee and foot injuries but returned to win Chelsea player of the year award in 2007/08, making more Premier League and UEFA Champions League starts that season than anyone else.

• Badly injured in January 2009 FA Cup tie, he did not return to Premier League action until October.

Did you know?
Cole scored the first two competitive goals of Fabio Capello's reign as England manager – in the team's opening 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Andorra in Barcelona (2-0).

Last updated: 26/01/10 11.24CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/10/2014 02:02 CET
27.08.2014English League CupSecond roundAston VillaAston Villa0-1Leyton OrientLeyton Orient6200
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0Aston VillaAston Villa900
27.10.2014English Premier LeagueQPRQPR2-0Aston VillaAston Villa2000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Joe Cole
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/11/1981 (32)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 26
  • Club: Aston Villa ( ENG)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    17/07/99: West Ham 1-0 Jokerit
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/03/98: England 3-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
England71
England U-2162
England U-1851
England U-1631
Total215

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
LOSC60
Chelsea536
Total596
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
West Ham20
Liverpool152
Total172
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
West Ham30
Total30
Last updated: 22/07/2014 16:06 CET
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