Carlton Cole Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Carlton Cole :

NameCarlton Michael George Cole
NickNameCarlton Cole
Date of Birth12 October 1983
Age (2024)41 Years
NationalityUnited Kingdom
HomeTownCroydon, London
Height6ft 3in
ProfessionEnglish football coach and former professional footballer
Number9 (West Ham United F.C. / Forward)
ParentsSelina Cole
Net Worth20-25 Million USD

Who is Carlton Cole ?

Carlton Michael George Cole, a prominent figure in English football, boasts a career that spans both the playing field and the sidelines as a coach. Born on October 12, 1983, in Croydon, London, to a Nigerian father and Sierra Leonean mother, Cole’s journey in football has been marked by versatility and determination.

Carlton Cole
Carlton Cole

His professional career kicked off with Chelsea in 2001, where he showcased his potential as a striker. Despite facing stiff competition for playing time, Cole’s talent shone through, earning praise from manager Claudio Ranieri as one of the most promising young players he had coached. However, opportunities for consistent first-team action led Cole to seek loan spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, and Aston Villa.

In 2006, Cole found a new home at West Ham United, where he made an immediate impact with a goal just seconds into his debut. Over the following seasons, he became a key player for the club, contributing both goals and assists while solidifying his reputation as a reliable striker.

Cole’s contributions to West Ham earned him recognition at the national level, as he made his debut for the England national team in 2009. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, including injuries and controversies off the pitch, Cole remained dedicated to his craft and continued to make significant contributions to the sport.

Facts about Carlton Cole :

  • Carlton Cole was born on October 12, 1983, in Croydon, London. (England)
  • His father is Nigerian and his mother is Sierra Leonean.
  • Carlton Cole is married to Sofea.
  • He began his professional career at Chelsea in 2001.
  • Cole never quite secured a regular starting spot at Chelsea and spent time on loan at various clubs.
  • Those loan clubs include Wolverhampton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Aston Villa, and West Ham United.
  • West Ham eventually signed him permanently in 2006.
  • He also played for Celtic in Scotland, Sacramento Republic in the USA, and Persib Bandung in Indonesia.
  • Cole scored 52 goals in 288 Premier League appearances.
Carlton Cole
Carlton Cole
  • He represented England at various youth levels, including U-19, U-20, and U-21.
  • Cole made his senior debut for England in 2009 in a friendly against Spain.
  • Interestingly, all his seven appearances for England came as a substitute.
  • He made his first-team debut for Chelsea in 2002 as a substitute against Everton.
  • Cole scored his first ever senior goal for Chelsea against Middlesbrough later that season.
  • Manager Claudio Ranieri highly rated him, calling him the best young player he had ever coached.
  • Roman Abramovich’s takeover of Chelsea led to the arrival of big-name strikers, limiting Cole’s playing opportunities.
  • He joined West Ham United in 2006.
  • Cole scored just seconds into his debut for West Ham.
  • The 2008-09 season was his most prolific at West Ham, where he scored 12 goals.
  • He received a new five-year contract with West Ham in 2008 due to his good form.
  • In 2018, Cole rejoined West Ham to work with their academy players.
  • He was fined for insensitive comments regarding an England friendly match on Twitter.
  • Another FA charge came in 2015 for responding to a fan’s taunt on Twitter with profanity.
  • In 2021, he apologized for using an inappropriate analogy on BBC Radio.
  • Since retiring, Carlton Cole has become a pundit for talkSPORT.

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