Andrew Cole

Date of birth15 October 1971
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

After only one appearance for Arsenal (against Sheffield United), Andrew went on to become one of Manchester United's greatest-ever strikers.

One of United's greatest strikers, lightning sharp, deadly near goal, Van Nistelrooy's arrival signalled his departure.

Many pundits were shocked when Kevin Keegan paid a club record fee for the rookie forward. His judgement could not be questioned though when Andrew fired home a tremendous haul of goals to shot the Toon in to the Premiership and establish them in the top.

Andrew joined Fulham in July 2004 with a two-year contract but moved to Manchester City in July 2005 in a two-year deal.

He joined Portsmouth in August 2006 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in August 2007.

He then joined Sunderland with a one-year contract.

Andrew joined Nottingham Forest in July 2008 in a one-year deal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 18 Oct 1989 12 Mar 1992
Fulham 05 Sep 1991 24 Nov 1991 L
Bristol City 12 Mar 1992 12 Mar 1993
Newcastle United 12 Mar 1993 12 Jan 1995
Manchester United 12 Jan 1995 29 Dec 2001
Blackburn Rovers 29 Dec 2001 18 Jul 2004
Fulham 18 Jul 2004 20 Jul 2005
Manchester City 20 Jul 2005 31 Aug 2006
Portsmouth 31 Aug 2006 03 Aug 2007
Birmingham City 21 Mar 2007 31 May 2007 L
Sunderland 24 Aug 2007 30 Jun 2008
Burnley 29 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Nottingham Forest 07 Jul 2008 31 Oct 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Arsenal League Division One
1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 11
1
12
1993-94 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1
1993-94 Newcastle United League Cup 2
6
1993-94 Newcastle United Premier League 40
34
2
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 17
1
12
1994-95 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1994-95 Newcastle United League Cup 5
2
1994-95 Newcastle United Premier League 18
9
2
1994-95 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 3
4
1995-96 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1995-96 Manchester United League Cup 1
1995-96 Manchester United Premier League 32
2
11
4
1995-96 Manchester United UEFA Cup 1
1996-97 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 10
10
6
1
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
3
1
1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Cup 3
5
1997-98 Manchester United League Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 31
2
15
5
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
5
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
2
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 26
6
17
3
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10
5
1999-00 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 23
5
19
2
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
3
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 15
4
9
1
1
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10
4
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
3
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 15
9
2
1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 7
4
4
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
3
1
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
2
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
4
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 32
2
7
6
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 27
7
11
3
1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup
1
2004-05 Fulham FA Cup 5
1
2004-05 Fulham League Cup 3
1
2
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 29
2
12
4
1
2005-06 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Manchester City Premier League 20
2
9
3
1
2006-07 Birmingham City League Championship 5
1
2006-07 Portsmouth FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Portsmouth League Cup 2
2006-07 Portsmouth Premier League 5
13
3
1
2007-08 Burnley League Championship 8
5
6
1
2007-08 Sunderland FA Cup
1
2007-08 Sunderland Premier League 3
4
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Championship 5
5
3
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Dec 1990 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 England UEFA Under-18 4
2
1988-89 England Under-18 1
1989-90 England UEFA Under-18 2
1989-90 England Under-18 3
1990-91 England UEFA Under-18 3
1990-91 England Under-18 2
2
1990-91 England Under-19 1
1990-91 England Under-20 1
1990-91 England World Youth Cup 2
1
1991-92 England Toulon Under-21
2
1991-92 England Under-21 1
1
1992-93 England UEFA Under-21 3
3
1993-94 England UEFA Under-21 2
1994-95 England B International 1
1
1994-95 England International Friendly
1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 1
1998-99 England International Friendly 1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 2
1
1999-00 England International Friendly
1
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship
1
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 England International Friendly 2
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Sep 1988 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-2 U18
26 Oct 1988 England v Greece W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
15 Nov 1988 England v France D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
08 Mar 1989 Greece v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 3
26 Apr 1989 Czechoslovakia v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
11 Oct 1989 France v England D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
14 Nov 1989 England v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
28 Mar 1990 England v Denmark D 0-0 U18
25 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 U18
15 May 1990 England v Poland W 3-0 U18
24 Jul 1990 Belgium v England W 1-1 (5-4) UEFA U18 Quarter-final
26 Jul 1990 USSR v England L 3-1 UEFA U18 Semi-final
29 Jul 1990 England v Spain L 0-1 UEFA U18 3rd place
06 Feb 1991 England v Denmark L 1-5 Under-20
25 Mar 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v England W 0-4 U18
27 Mar 1991 Mexico v England L 3-1 U18
25 May 1991 England v Spain D 1-1 U19
15 Jun 1991 England v Spain L 0-1 World Youth Cup Group D
18 Jun 1991 England v Syria D 3-3 World Youth Cup Group D
20 Jun 1991 England v Uruguay D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group D
12 May 1992 Hungary v England D 2-2 Under-21
26 May 1992 England v Czechoslovakia L 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Group A
28 May 1992 France v England D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
16 Feb 1993 England v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
28 May 1993 Poland v England W 1-4 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
01 Jun 1993 Norway v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
07 Sep 1993 England v Poland L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
12 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 B INTER
29 Mar 1995 England v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England W 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Feb 1999 England v France L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Feb 2001 England v Spain W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2001 Albania v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 England v Greece D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.