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Andrew Cole

Manchester United FC

15 caps, 1 goals

P 15 W 6 D 6 L 3 F 18: A 11
*(actual F 14: A 10)
60% successful

1995-2001

disciplined: 3
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
920

Profile

Full name Andrew Alexander Cole

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 15 October 1971 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, December 1971].
Attended Douglas Primary School and Sandfield Comprehensive School, Nottingham
Married to Shirley A. Dewar, July 2002 in Wilmslow, Cheshire [registered in Chester East, July 2002].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 12lbs [2000].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Signed for Arsenal FC as a trainee on 18 October 1989, but after only one league appearance as a substitute (against Sheffield United, 29 December 1990), Cole was loaned to Fulham FC, of the Football League Third Division, on 5 September 1991, and scored three times in thirteen league appearances, before being sold to Bristol City FC for a record fee of �500,000 on 12 March 1992. He scored twenty in 41 league appearances. Newcastle United FC paid for Cole's services exactly a year later on 12 March 1993 for �1.75 million. His thirteen goals in that season ensured United picked up the Championship that season. His 55 league goals in only 70 appearances soon saw his price-tag rise and Manchester United FC paid �6 million (plus Keith Gillespie) for his goals on 12 January 1995.  He went on to score 93 goals in 195 league appearances, many with Teddy Sheringham, whom he never spoke a single word too in their time together at Old Trafford.  Despite his goal tally, Cole was sold to Blackburn Rovers FC for �8 million on 29 December 2001. His Ewood Park career ended after 87 league appearances and 27 goals when Cole reported his manager Greame Souness to the PFA for unfair treatment. He signed for Fulham FC on 18 July 2004, and played 31 league matches, scoring twelve. Cole then returned to Manchester a year later, when City's Stuart Pearce signed him on a free transfer on 20 July 2005.  His time spent there was marred by injury (22 league appearances, 9 goals) and he signed for Portsmouth FC on 31 August 2006, but first team opportunities were limited (18 league appearances, 3 goals), so he signed on loan to Birmingham City FC on 21 March 2007 for the remainder of that season (5 league appearances, 1 goal). Portsmouth released Cole from his contract on 3 August 2007. Cole then signed for Sunderland AFC on 24 August, and after only seven league appearances and a loan spell at Burnley FC from 29 January 2008 (13 league appearances, 6 goals), Cole was once more released from his contract. On 4 July 2008, Cole signed a one-year contract with his hometown club Nottingham Forest FC, but after only ten league appearances with no goals, Cole's contract was mutual cancelled on 31 October 2008. On 11th November 2008, Cole announced his retirement from football.
 
Club honours FA Charity Shield shared 1991, winner 1996, 1997; Football League Division One winners 1992-93; FA Premier League Champions 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01; FA Cup winner 1995-96, 1998-99; UEFA Champions League winner 1998-99; Inter-continental Club Cup winner 1999; Football League Cup winner 2001-02;
Individual honours Premier League Golden Boot 1993-94; PFA Young Player of the Year 1993-94; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1999-2000.
Distinctions Andrew Cole became the first player in the FA Premier League to score five goals in one match, against Ipswich Town, 4 February 1995.

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000]

England Career

Player number 1063rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 710, England 0 Uruguay 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (71), aged 23 years 165 days.
Last match No. 784, England 2 Greece 2, at World Cup qualification match at Old Trafford, Manchester, substitute (ht), aged 29 years 357 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (1 appearance, 1 goal), England U21 (8 appearances, 4 goals), England U20 (3 appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In 1999, Andrew Cole released a song 'Outstanding!'.  It charted, but failed to break the Top 40 charts. Throughout the 2009-10 season, Cole was at Milton Keynes Dons FC and Huddersfield Town FC helping with coaching. He was also at Manchester United FC earning his coaching badges. - Various Media

 

Andrew Cole - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
25 15 9 9 6 2 920 1 920 min 1 None 3
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Andrew Cole - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 3 4 3 10 9 +1 6 4 1.00 0.90 50.0 =0
Away 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 1 2 1.50 0.50 75.0 +2
Neutral 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 15 6 6 3 18 11 +7 7 7 1.20 0.733 60.0 +3

 

Andrew Cole - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 11 4 5 2 13 8 +5 5 6 1.182 0.727 59.1 +2
Red 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 2 1 1.25 0.75 62.5 +1
All 15 6 6 3 18 11 +7 7 7 1.20 0.733 60.0 +3

 

Andrew Cole - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 1 2 1.40 1.00 60.0 +1
WCF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
World Cup 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 1 2 1.40 1.00 60.0 +1

ECP

3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
ECF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Championship 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
Minor Tournament 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 6 1 3 2 4 5 -1 5 2 0.667 0.833 41.7 -1
All 15 6 6 3 18 11 +7 7 7 1.20 0.733 60.0 +3

 

Andrew Cole - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2000-02 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 1 2 1.40 1.00 60.0 +1
All 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 1 2 1.40 1.00 60.0 +1
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1998-2000 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Le Tournoi 1997 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 1 2 1.40 1.00 60.0 +1
EC 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
Minor Tournament 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 9 5 3 1 14 6 +8 2 5 1.556 0.667 72.2 +4

 

Andrew Cole - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Terry Venables - 1 full capx

Age 23
- b 13 December 1994 - England B 2 Ireland B 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW Start - off 77 9
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 14 full caps  
1 710 29 March 1995 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 71 16

0-0 when substituting

 

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 1 full capx

Age 25
- 734 31 May 1997 - Poland 0 England 2, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów WCP AW squad member
2 735 4 June 1997 - England 2 Italy 0, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France TC NW sub 77 21

2-0 when substituting

- 736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier TC AW injured squad member 21
- 737 10 June 1997 - Brazil 1 England 0, Parc des Princes, Paris, France NL
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

Age 27
3 755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL sub 64 17

0-0 when substituting

 

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 5 full capsx

4 756 27 March 1999 - England 3 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 10
- 757 28 April 1999, Hungary 1 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD injured squad member
5 758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 33 10
- 759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD unused sub 17
Age 28
6 763 13 November 1999, Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP AW sub 67 18

0-2 when substituting

- 764 17 November 1999, England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL unused sub 18
7 765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 78 18
0-0 when substituting
- 766 27 May 2000, England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
- 767 31 May 2000, England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW
Kevin Keegan had announced an initial 28-man squad for the Euro 2000 Finals on 15th May.  This squad included Andrew Cole.  On 1st June, Cole was dropped from the Finals squad because of a niggling foot injury.
8 772 2 September 2000, France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD Start 9
9 773 7 October 2000, England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL Start 24 9
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

10 774 11 October 2000, Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Start 9
 

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 5 full capsx

Age 29
11 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham Fr HW Start 9
12 777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool WCP HW Start off 83 9

2-1 when substituted

13 778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3, Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiranë AW Start 87 95 9
  Andrew Cole was suspended for match no. 780 against Greece in Athens, was not picked for the squad for the friendly against Mexico, or the qualification match against Greece.  
14 781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London Fr HL Start off 69 10
0-2 when substituted
- 782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, München WCP AW unused sub 18
- 783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0, St.James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW unused sub 18
15 784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2, Old Trafford, Manchester HD sub ht 18
0-1 when substituting

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