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Name: Andy Cole  
Also Know As: Andrew
Date of Birth: 15th October 1971
Place of Birth: Nottingham
Profession: Footballer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Andy (Andrew) Cole (born October 15, 1971) is an English footballer. He was born in Nottingham to Jamaican parents. Cole currently plays for Manchester City.

Cole previously played for Arsenal, Fulham (two spells), Bristol City, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers. His £8 million move from Newcastle to Manchester United in early 1995 made him the most expensive English footballer ever at that time, although this has since been superseded by several players.

During the 1992-93 season at Newcastle, his goals helped to earn the team promotion back to the top flight of English football, and in 1993-4 he was the top scorer in the Premier League. After moving to Manchester United, he earned winner's medals in the Premier League five times (1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01), the FA Cup twice (1995-96 and 1998-99) and the UEFA Champions League once (1999). In 2001-02 he won the League Cup with his new team Blackburn, completing his collection of winner's medals for every major domestic honour in the English game.

In July 2004, he returned to Fulham on a free transfer, after having had several disagreements with Blackburn manager Graeme Souness. He joined Man City at the start of the 2005-2006 season, signing a two year deal.

Despite first being capped for England in 1995, he had earned only 15 caps by the time he announced his retirement from international football after failing to be selected for the 2002 World Cup squad. He scored only one goal for England, in a World Cup qualifying match against Albania in March 2001. In his career he has scored a total of 180 premier league goals, 2nd behind Alan Shearer who has 251 goals. Robbie Fowler who also plays for Manchester City is in 3rd place behind Cole.


  • Arsenal (1990-1991)
  • Fulham (1991 - loan)
  • Bristol City (1992-1993)
  • Newcastle United (1993-1995)
  • Manchester United (1995-2001)
  • Blackburn Rovers (2001-2004)
  • Fulham (2004-2005)
  • Manchester City (2005-)


  • League Championship (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • FA Cup (1996, 1999)
  • European Cup (1999)
  • Intercontinental Cup (1999)
  • Charity Shield (1996, 1997)
  • League Cup (2002)
  • Division One Championship (1993)
  • PFA Young Player of the Year (1994)

Preceded by:
Ryan Giggs
PFA Young Player of the Year
Succeeded by:
Robbie Fowler

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