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Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Alexander Cole
Date of birth15 October 1971(age 45)
Place of birthNottingham, England
Height5 ft 10 in
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubHuddersfield Town (coach)

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Andrew Alexander Cole (born 15 October 1971 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) is a retired English footballer. He is most well known by the name Andy Cole (by which he was universally known in the 1990s), but in 2000, he reputedly asked to be known as Andrew Cole..In a MUTV programme about his career,Andrew Cole - Driven aired on September 18th 2011, he referred to this and stated that a reporter had asked him what his parents called him, to which he replied Andrew.He stated that the media then made it appear as though he was demanding to be called Andrew from that moment. He currently works as a forwards coach at Huddersfield Town under his former Newcastle United and Fulham team-mate Lee Clark.

A former England international, Cole is the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history; in his career, Cole has scored a total of 187 Premier League goals, placing him behind Alan Shearer who has 260 goals. Cole has the distinction of being one of the few players in England to have swept all possible honours in the English game, including the PFA Young Player of the Year award, as well as the coveted UEFA Champions League title. Cole was also capped fifteen times for England between 1995 and 2001, scoring once, against Albania in a World Cup Qualifier. He announced his retirement from football on 11 November 2008.

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