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Encyclopedia > Joe Cole
Joe Cole
Personal information
Full name Joseph John Cole
Date of birth 8 November 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 26)
Place of birth    Romford, Essex, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 10
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998–2003
2003–
West Ham United
Chelsea
126 (10)
142 (24)   
National team2

2006
2001–
England U21
England B
England
008 0(2)
001 0(0)
049 0(7)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23:59, 27 April 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19:24, 26 March 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... First International England U-21 0-0 Wales U-21 (Molineux, Wolverhampton; December 15, 1976) Biggest win England U-21 8-1 Finland U-21 (Boothferry Park, Hull; October 12, 1977) Biggest defeat Romania U-21 4-0 England U-21 (PloieÅŸti, Romania; October 14, 1980) & England U-21... England B team England B is a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the England national football team. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...

Joseph "Joe" John Cole (born 8 November 1981 in Romford, Essex) is a professional footballer who plays for Chelsea of the English Premier League and the England national team. Joe Cole (April 4, 1961 - December 19, 1991) was a roadie for Black Flag and Rollins Band. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...

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Personal Life

Cole was born in Romford, East London and lived there until he moved to Camden at the age of six. He was adopted as a baby by mother Susan and father George. He was educated at St. Mary's Primary School in Marylebone along with brother Nicky and sister Charly, Haverstock school (Now Haverstock Business & Enterprise College) in Chalk Farm, Camden and St. Aloysius RC College in North London. The family home in recent years was in Romford. , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... For other uses of Camden, see Camden. ... St. ... St. ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ...


Cole is engaged to his long term girlfriend Carly Zucker, and their wedding is set for summer 2009. He is a patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.[1]


West Ham United

A child prodigy who received national media attention as a schoolboy, he famously scored 7 of the 8 goals the England youth team scored against Spain in one match, and a product of the famed West Ham United youth system, Cole was long touted as the hottest prospect in English football with Manchester United reportedly offering to pay £10 million for his services as a 16-year-old. Playing in a mould similar to former England favourite Paul Gascoigne, he quickly progressed through the West Ham ranks before making his first-team debut at the age of 17. In 1999 Cole was also part of West Ham's victorious Youth Cup winning squad, defeating Coventry City 9–0 in the final. In January 2003 Glenn Roeder, then West Ham United manager gave Cole the club captain's armband at the age of 21. Sadly, for Cole and for West Ham United, the club was relegated at the end of that season from the Premiership with the highest points total ever recorded by a relegated side, 42. Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967 in Dunston, England), often referred to as Gazza, is a retired English football player who is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. ... Glenn Victor Roeder (born December 13, 1955 in Woodford, Essex) is the current manager of Norwich City Football Club. ...


Chelsea

2003–04

In 2003, Cole moved to Chelsea as part of Roman Abramovich's 'Russian Revolution' for £6,600,000 with a view to establishing himself in the England national team. However, due to the stiff competition for places at the club, he initially struggled to hold down a place in the team for both England and Chelsea under Claudio Ranieri. Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (IPA: ; Russian: ; born on 24 October 1966 in Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR) earned his money after taking investment advice from Sir Oliver Bienias and Lord James Orchard. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Claudio Ranieri (born October 20, 1951 in Rome) is a former Italian football player and manager, current manager of Juventus. ...


According to Cole, Ranieri had wanted to send him to Russia on loan to CSKA Moscow just days after finalizing his transfer. Cole refused to move and stayed in Chelsea, but figured irregularly throughout the first half of season 2003–04 and was reduced to a peripheral figure after Ranieri signed Scott Parker in January 2004. PFC CSKA Moscow (Russian: or Professional Football Club - Central Sports Club of Army (Moscow)) is the football section of the CSKA sports club of Moscow, Russia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


2004–05

Joe Cole had long been praised for his technical skills and creativity but criticised for his lack of all-round contribution to the team. After the arrival of new Chelsea manager José Mourinho in 2004, Cole initially continued to struggle, though he soon found himself making more appearances than he did during Ranieri's stewardship. José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pron. ...


In January 2005, Cole was publicly criticised by Mourinho after scoring the winner against Liverpool for neglecting his defensive duties. Mourinho famously described Cole as a player 'with two faces', with one 'face' that he liked (Cole's vision and technical ability) and another 'face' that he did not (Cole's lack of appetite for defensive duties). Mourinho also substituted Cole with Portuguese midfielder Tiago Mendes shortly after Cole's goal, and explained later that it was because "after Cole scored, the game ended for him. We were playing with ten men afterwards because Cole stopped running, stopped playing." Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Tiago Cardoso Mendes (IPA: , born May 2, 1981 in Viana do Castelo, Norte) is a Portuguese professional football player. ...


Cole responded positively to this and took advantage of injuries to other players (most notably Arjen Robben) to become one of the stars of Chelsea's Premiership title winning team in 2004–05. He also won a starting place in the England team on the left side of midfield, which England had struggled to fill adequately for several years. Cole's form saw him hit a run of goals towards the end of the season, and his goal against Norwich (blasted in from 22 yards off his weaker left foot) was voted in the top ten goals of the season in the Premier League for 2004–05. Cole scored 10 goals for Chelsea in 2004–05, and ended the season with the first of his two Premier League champions' medals. Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984 in Bedum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ...


2005–06

At Chelsea, the strong competition for places meant that he struggled to hold a first team role, with Arjen Robben and new arrival Shaun Wright-Phillips providing stiff competition. In the first half of the 2005–06 season Cole enhanced his reputation considerably, moved up the Chelsea pecking order ahead of Wright-Phillips and Damien Duff, and was named in the PFA's team of the season. His status was such that by March 2006, he was considered Chelsea's most creative player by many pundits, and his omission from the starting lineup by Mourinho, who was testing a narrower 'midfield diamond' approach, was held up as the principal cause of Chelsea's 2–1 defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the 2006 FA Cup competition. Cole scored important goals, against Liverpool at Anfield, Arsenal at Highbury and against Manchester United at home by evading Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidić. During the 2005–06 season, Cole extended his contract with Chelsea for another four seasons. He ended his season by scoring a solo goal against Manchester United, which sealed the premiership. Shaun Cameron Wright-Phillips (born 25 October 1981 in Greenwich, London) is an English football player of Jamaican and Grenadian descent. ... Damien Anthony Duff (born March 2, 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish footballer. ... The Professional Footballers Association is the association for professional footballers in the United Kingdom. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... This article is about the football stadium. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Arsenal Stadium was a football stadium in North London, the home ground of Arsenal Football Club between 6 September 1913 and 7 May 2006. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian,and Anglo-Irish descent. ... Nemanja Vidić (Serbian: Немања Видић) (born October 21, 1981 in Titovo Užice, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer. ...


2006–07

Joe Cole in 2007
Joe Cole in 2007

Cole missed the first three months of Chelsea's season and England's first four Euro 2008 qualifiers after sustaining an injury to his right knee in Chelsea's pre-season tour of America, but made his return to first-team action on 14 October 2006, coming on as a second-half substitute in Chelsea's 1–0 victory at Reading. Cole scored his first goal of the 2006–07 season against Blackburn Rovers in a 2 goal win in the third round of the Carling Cup. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reading Football Club are an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... The new Wembley Stadium was completed in time for the 2006-07 seasons FA Cup Final. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ...


However, in January 2007, Cole underwent surgery for a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his foot he suffered in late 2006. Although he stated in a January 30th interview on the Chelsea website that he didn't want to give a timetable for his return, club doctor Bryan English stated on February 24, 2007 that Cole would return to play at the end of March or beginning of April. The navicular bone occurs in human and horse anatomy. ...


Although not fully fit, Cole made his return for Chelsea in the first leg of Chelsea's 1–1 draw in a 2006–07 UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Valencia at Stamford Bridge. Cole contributed hugely to Chelsea's 2–1 victory in the second leg and 3–2 victory on aggregate. Cole started Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Blackburn, which Chelsea won 2–1 after extra-time, and made substitute appearances against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham. In April 2007, Cole scored the only goal in Chelsea's defeat of Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, at Stamford Bridge, giving Chelsea an advantage going into the away leg, which they lost 1–0 and crashed out of the Champions League on penalties. The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 was the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ... Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia, CF or just Valencia or Los Ches) is a team in the first division of the Spanish Football League. ... Stamford Bridge is a football stadium on the border of Fulham and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is home to Chelsea Football Club. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Stamford Bridge is a football stadium on the border of Fulham and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is home to Chelsea Football Club. ...


2007–08

Joe Cole has scored 7 goals so far this season. He scored the only goal in a 1-0 over former club West Ham with a crisp sidefoot finish into the top right corner and a stunning finish playing against Blackburn. His performances were consistent thereafter and he scored another brilliant goal in the Carling Cup semi finals against Everton F.C. on January 23, 2008 which sent Chelsea to another Wembley final. Despite his form, manager Avram Gran elected not to field the player in the Carling Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur, with Chelsea ultimately losing out on silverware as Spurs triumphed 2-1. Cole showed his professionalism by netting twice in a 4-4 draw against the same opposition in the Premier League, and has featured consistently since. His tally of 10 goals thus far this campaign is the highest the player has reached in his career. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ...


Cole's form this season has earned much praise from his manager and the media alike, and this was echoed when he won the Chelsea Fans' Player Of The Year award, voted by the fans. It is the first time Cole has collected the accolade, which was presented by former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly. After receiving his award, he said : 'I always dreamt of playing for Chelsea and my other dream was to play for the best team in the world. I think I am doing both things at the moment so I am very happy. I take pleasure coming into work every day and playing with some of the best players in the world. I try to learn every day and we have some good banter.' 'I was trying to think of what to say, but I'm not used to that kind of thing. I'm happy but I'd like to thank the fans for voting for me, and also I want to be better next year,' he said.


Honours

The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup is an English football competition run by The Football Association for under-18 sides. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... For the rugby league competition, see Charity Shield (rugby league) The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ...

National team

Joe Cole was a member of England's 2002 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not start any games and only made one substitute appearance off the bench. 2002 World Cup redirects here. ...


He was also a squad member at Euro 2004, but did not play. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ...


His 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 2006 FIFA 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 June 10, 2006. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 20, 2006, England drew with Sweden, in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 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. At the end of the match, Budweiser announced that Cole received the Man of the match. The Swedish football fans congratulated England for having such a valuable player in the tournament. Cole lined up for the England squad for the first time since the 2006 FIFA World Cup in the 1–1 friendly draw against the Netherlands, providing an assist for Wayne Rooney from a cross. After another injury, he returned to start the friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium on 1 June. is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Steven George Gerrard MBE (IPA: []) (born 30 May 1980, Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match or series. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cole scored his seventh goal for England in June 2007, in their European Championship qualifier, away to Estonia.


On the February 7, 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. For Jenas' goal, Cole received the ball on the left wing, and with a quick bit of trickery, he lured his defender into an early tackle and skipped past. He then passed a smart ball through the box to Jenas who did not have to raise a leg. Cole received Man of the match for his performance. is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jermaine Anthony Jenas (born February 18, 1983 in Nottingham) is an English football midfielder currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur, in the English Premiership. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match or series. ...


References

  1. ^ loginOrRegister | Chelsea

External links

  • Joe Cole FIFA World Cup Record
  • Tactical Profile at Football-Lineups.com
  • Joe Cole career stats at Soccerbase
  • JoeCole.com
  • Fans Of Joe Cole Fansite on MySpace
  • Joe Cole Videos at Goalvideoz.com
  • Joe Cole Official Website at Icons.com
  • FootballDatabase profile
  • TheFA.com profile
  • BBC profile
Persondata
NAME Cole, Joseph John
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Cole, Joe
SHORT DESCRIPTION Footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 1981-11-8
PLACE OF BIRTH Paddington, London, England
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
For other places with the same name, see Paddington (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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