Andy Cole Profile

Andy ColeAn­drew Al­ex­an­der Cole, born Not­ting­ham, Eng­land, Oct­ober 15, 1971. Andy Cole ini­ti­ated his fas­cin­at­ing foot­ball ca­reer at Ar­senal 1988 but he on­ly made one Fir­st Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ance whi­le at the club. Fol­low­ing a short loan spell at Ful­ham in 1991, he was sold to Sec­ond Di­vi­sion te­am Bris­tol City for a trans­fer fee of £500,000 at the start of the 1992-93 season.

Andy Cole emer­ged as a leth­al fin­ish­er at Ashton Gate and went on to pro­duce 20 goals in 41 Foot­ball Lea­gue mat­ches for The Robins. Greatly im­pressed by the fruit­ful front­man, New­castle Uni­ted man­ager Kev­in Kee­gan bro­ught Cole to St Ja­mes´ Park for a trans­fer fee of ar­ound £1.75 mil­lion in Feb­ruary 1993. He was then sold to Man­chester Uni­ted for a fee of £7 mil­lion mid­way thro­ugh the 1994-95 sea­son, and de­b­uted for his new te­am in a 1-0 Pre­miership win over Black­burn Rov­ers at Old Traf­ford on the 22th of Jan­uary 1995. One of the finest for­wards of the 1990s, Cole notched up 93 goals in 193 Pre­mier Lea­gue out­ings for Uni­ted, and gain­ed five Pre­mier Lea­gue titles, two FA Cups, and the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue wi­th The Reds. The Man­chester Uni­ted goal plun­der­er mo­ved to Black­burn Rov­ers for a fee of £8 mil­lion in Dec­ember 2001, but he ev­entually fell out wi­th Ew­ood Park boss Graeme Soun­ess, and he sig­ned wi­th for­mer si­de Ful­ham at the start of the 2004-05 cam­paign. A quite well trav­elled foot­baller, he la­ter ap­peared for Man­chester City, Ports­mouth, Birm­ing­ham City, Sun­der­land, Burn­ley, and fi­nally his ho­met­own club Not­ting­ham For­est, where he fin­ished his play­ing days in 2008, the age of 37. Capped 15 times by Eng­land, Andy Cole was an in­dus­tri­ous play­er who­se phys­ic­al strength gave him the abil­ity to be­at op­pos­ing de­fenders wi­th re­al ease. Andy Cole Play­ing Ca­reer: Ar­senal, Ful­ham, Bris­tol City, New­castle Uni­ted, Man­chester Uni­ted, Black­burn Rov­ers, Ful­ham, Man­chester City, Ports­mouth, Birm­ing­ham City, Sun­der­land, Burn­ley, Not­ting­ham For­est. Play­ing Hon­ours: Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion 1993, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, Eng­lish FA Cup: 1996, 1999, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup 2002, Eng­lish FA Char­ity Shield 1991, 1997, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue 1999.

 

Andy Cole Quickfacts

Andy Cole re­gistered five goals for Man­chester Uni­ted in a re­cord break­ing 9-0 Pre­mier Lea­gue tri­umph ag­ainst re­leg­a­tion strug­gling Ips­wich To­wn at Old Traf­ford on the 4th of Mar­ch 1995.

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