Joe Cole

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Joe Cole
Cole in 2023
Personal information
Full name Joseph John Cole[1]
Date of birth (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 42)[2]
Place of birth Paddington, London, England[3]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2][4]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, winger
Youth career
1990–1998 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 West Ham United 126 (10)
2003–2010 Chelsea 183 (27)
2010–2013 Liverpool 26 (3)
2011–2012Lille (loan) 32 (4)
2013–2014 West Ham United 31 (5)
2014–2016 Aston Villa 12 (1)
2015–2016Coventry City (loan) 7 (1)
2016 Coventry City 15 (1)
2016–2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies 82 (20)
Total 514 (72)
National team
1997–1998 England U16 4 (0)
1999 England U18 5 (0)
2000–2003 England U21 8 (2)
2001–2010 England 56 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph John "Joe" Cole (born 8 November 1981) is an English professional football player. Cole plays as a midfielder for Coventry City. At his peak he played for Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League and for the England national team.

Cole was born in Paddington. He was adopted. He was raised in Somers Town, London.

Joe Cole trained at West Ham United at the start of his career. He moved to Chelsea in 2003 for a prize of £6,600,00 and scored 10 goals for Chelsea in the 2004/05 season.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 1998–99[5] Premier League 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
1999–2000[6] Premier League 22 1 1 0 4 1 5[a][b] 0 32 2
2000–01[7] Premier League 30 5 4 0 2 0 36 5
2001–02[8] Premier League 30 0 3 1 0 0 33 1
2002–03[9] Premier League 36 4 2 1 2 0 40 5
Total 126 10 11 2 8 1 5 0 150 13
Chelsea 2003–04[10] Premier League 35 1 3 0 3 2 9[c] 0 50 3
2004–05[11] Premier League 28 8 3 0 6 0 9[c] 1 46 9
2005–06[12] Premier League 34 7 6 2 1 0 7[d][c] 1 48 10
2006–07[13] Premier League 13 0 2 0 2 1 7[c] 1 24 2
2007–08[14] Premier League 33 7 3 0 5 1 14[d][c] 2 55 10
2008–09[15] Premier League 14 2 2 0 0 0 4[c] 1 20 3
2009–10[16] Premier League 26 2 5 0 3 0 5[c] 0 39 2
Total 183 27 24 2 20 4 55 6 282 39
Liverpool 2010–11[17] Premier League 20 2 0 0 0 0 12[b] 1 32 3
2012–13[18] Premier League 6 1 0 0 1 0 3[b] 1 10 2
Total 26 3 0 0 1 0 15 2 42 5
Lille (loan) 2011–12[19] Ligue 1 32 4 3 3 2 2 6[c] 0 43 9
West Ham United 2012–13[18] Premier League 11 2 1 0 0 0 12 2
2013–14[20] Premier League 20 3 0 0 5 0 25 3
Total 31 5 1 0 5 0 37 5
Aston Villa 2014–15[21] Premier League 12 1 2 0 1 0 15 1
2015–16[22] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 12 1 2 0 2 0 16 1
Coventry City (loan) 2015–16[22] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Coventry City 2015–16[22] League One 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2016[23] NASL 24 9 2 0 26 9
2017[24] USL 28 7 1 0 29 7
2018[24] USL 30 4 1 0 31 4
Total 82 20 4 0 86 20
Career total 514 72 45 7 38 7 81 8 678 94
  1. Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearances in FA Community Shield

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England[25] 2001 1 0
2002 7 0
2003 5 2
2004 6 0
2005 10 2
2006 9 2
2007 9 1
2008 6 3
2009 0 0
2010 3 0
Total 56 10
Scores and results list England's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Cole goal.[26]
List of international goals scored by Joe Cole
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 June 2003 Leicester, England 10  Serbia and Montenegro 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2 16 November 2003 Manchester, England 13  Denmark 2–1 2–3 Friendly
3 26 March 2005 Manchester, England 20  Northern Ireland 1–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 3 September 2005 Cardiff, Wales 25  Wales 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 1 March 2006 Liverpool, England 30  Uruguay 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6 20 June 2006 Cologne, Germany 35  Sweden 1–0 2–2 2006 FIFA World Cup
7 6 June 2007 Tallinn, Estonia 40  Estonia 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
8 20 August 2008 London, England 51  Czech Republic 2–2 2–2 Friendly
9 6 September 2008 Barcelona, Spain 52  Andorra 1–0 2–0 2010 World Cup qualification
10 2–0

Honours[change | change source]

West Ham United

Chelsea

Individual

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Joe Cole". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012.
  3. "Joe Cole – Sky Sports profile". Sky Sports. British Sky Broadcasting. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Joe Cole: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. "Games played by Joe Cole in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  6. "Games played by Joe Cole in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  7. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  8. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  9. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  10. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  11. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  12. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  13. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  14. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  15. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  16. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  17. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Games played by Joe Cole in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  19. "Joe Cole French Statistics". LFP.FR. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  20. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  21. "Games played by Joe Cole in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "Games played by Joe Cole in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  23. "26 - Joe Cole". rowdiessoccer.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Joe Cole". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
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  26. "Joseph John Cole". www.englandstats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  27. "Metz v West Ham United, 24 August 1999". www.11v11.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 "J. Cole". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  29. "Cole comes home". www.whufc.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  30. "Gerrard named player of the year". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  31. "Chelsea supporters have voted Joe Cole the club's Player of the Year for 2008". chelseafc.com. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
  32. Communications, Rowdies (12 December 2016). "Cole, Vingaard and Collins set to Return for 2017 Rowdies Season". Archived from the original on 19 September 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2023.