Ashley Cole

Date of birth20 December 1980
Place of birthStepney
NationalityEnglish
Weight67 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Widely regarded as the best left-back of his generation, Ashley Cole combined skill and speed with exemplary defensive qualities.

He had made only a handful of senior appearances prior to the start of the 2000-01 season but, following a truly meteoric rise, he was a certain starter for England in the 2002 World Cup finals.

After only four appearances at Under-21 level, he displayed impressive maturity when making his full England debut in the hostile atmosphere of Tirana in March 2001 as England overcame Albania to record a valuable World Cup qualifying win.

Arguably the first 'find' of Sven-Goran Eriksson's reign, his attacking ability down the left flank became vital to long-term England's plans.

Ashley's contract at Arsenal was extended to June 2008 in July 2005.

He joined Chelsea in August 2006 with a five-year contract in an exchange deal involving William Gallas.

Ashley's contract at Chelsea was extended to June 2013 in September 2009 and to June 2014 in January 2013.

He joined AS Roma in July 2014 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 23 Nov 1998 31 Aug 2006
Crystal Palace 25 Feb 2000 08 May 2000 L
Chelsea 31 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2014
AS Roma 07 Jul 2014 19 Jan 2016
LA Galaxy 19 Jan 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Arsenal League Cup
1
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 1
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Arsenal League Cup 1
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 15
2
3
3
2000-01 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8
1
2
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 29
2
6
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
1
1
1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 30
1
1
5
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2003-04 Arsenal League Cup 1
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 32
5
1
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
1
2004-05 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
1
2004-05 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2
2004-05 Arsenal Premier League 35
2
7
2004-05 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 7
1
2005-06 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2005-06 Arsenal Premier League 9
2
3
2005-06 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1
3
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 21
2
4
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 9
2
2007-08 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2007-08 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 27
1
4
1
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 10
1
2008-09 Chelsea FA Cup 7
1
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 33
1
1
5
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 8
3
2009-10 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2009-10 Chelsea League Cup
1
2009-10 Chelsea Premier League 25
2
4
4
2009-10 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
2010-11 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2010-11 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2010-11 Chelsea Premier League 38
4
2010-11 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
2011-12 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1
2011-12 Chelsea Premier League 31
1
7
1
2011-12 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 11
1
3
2012-13 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
1
2012-13 Chelsea FA Cup 5
2012-13 Chelsea FIFA Club World Cup 2
2012-13 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
2012-13 Chelsea Premier League 31
1
3
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 5
1
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Europa League 3
2
2012-13 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 1
2013-14 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2013-14 Chelsea League Cup 1
2013-14 Chelsea Premier League 15
2
1
2013-14 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 5
1
2013-14 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 1
1
2014-15 AS Roma UEFA Champions League 2
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
30 Sep 2014 Manchester City v AS Roma D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
21 Oct 2014 AS Roma v Bayern Munchen L 1-7 UEFA Champions League Group E
05 Nov 2014 Bayern Munchen v AS Roma L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group E


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
1998-99 England World Youth Cup 2
2
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
2000-01 England International Friendly 1
2000-01 England UEFA Under-21 2
1
2000-01 England Under-21 2
1
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 8
1
2001-02 England International Friendly 2
2002-03 England International Friendly 3
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 England International Friendly 3
2003-04 England Summer Tournament 2
2003-04 England UEFA European Championship 6
2004-05 England FIFA World Cup 6
1
2004-05 England International Friendly 5
2
2005-06 England B International 1
2005-06 England FIFA World Cup 7
2005-06 England International Friendly 3
2006-07 England International Friendly 2
2006-07 England UEFA European Championship 5
3
2007-08 England International Friendly 3
2007-08 England UEFA European Championship 3
2008-09 England FIFA World Cup 6
2008-09 England International Friendly 3
2009-10 England FIFA World Cup 6
2009-10 England International Friendly 3
2010-11 England International Friendly 2
2010-11 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
2011-12 England International Friendly 2
2011-12 England UEFA European Championship 7
1
2012-13 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
2012-13 England International Friendly 2
1
2013-14 England FIFA World Cup 2
2013-14 England International Friendly 2


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
05 Apr 1999 USA v England L 1-0 World Youth Cup Finals group E
08 Apr 1999 Cameroon v England L 1-0 World Youth Cup Finals group E
31 Aug 2000 England v Georgia W 6-1 Under-21
06 Oct 2000 England v Germany D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
10 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
14 Nov 2000 Italy v England D 0-0 Under-21
28 Mar 2001 Albania v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
25 May 2001 England v Mexico W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2001 Greece v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Germany v England W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2001 England v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Oct 2001 England v Greece D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 England v Brazil L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Slovakia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia L 1-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 2003 England v Serbia and Montenegro W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 England v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia W 3-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 FYR Macedonia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 2003 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark L 2-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 England v Japan D 1-1 Summer Tournament
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland W 6-1 Summer Tournament
13 Jun 2004 France v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2004 England v Switzerland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Croatia v England W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2004 Portugal v England L 2-2 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 England v Ukraine W 3-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Austria v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Poland v England W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 England v Wales W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Nov 2004 Spain v England L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 England v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 England v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 May 2005 USA v England W 1-2 International Friendly
31 May 2005 England v Colombia W 3-2 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Denmark v England L 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Wales v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 May 2006 England v Belarus L 1-2 B International
30 May 2006 England v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 England v Jamaica W 6-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 2006 England v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 2006 England v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
20 Jun 2006 Sweden v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
25 Jun 2006 England v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 England v Portugal L 0-0 (1-3) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
16 Aug 2006 England v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 England v Andorra W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Sep 2006 FYR Macedonia v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2006 England v FYR Macedonia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Oct 2006 Croatia v England L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
15 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Andorra v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group E
08 Sep 2007 England v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
12 Sep 2007 England v Russia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
13 Oct 2007 England v Estonia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Feb 2008 England v Switzerland W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 France v England L 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 2008 England v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 England v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Andorra v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Sep 2008 Croatia v England W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Oct 2008 England v Kazakhstan W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Feb 2009 Spain v England L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 England v Slovakia W 4-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 England v Ukraine W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2009 Kazakhstan v England W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Jun 2009 England v Andorra W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 England v Slovenia W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 England v Croatia W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Oct 2009 Ukraine v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 May 2010 Japan v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 England v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 2010 England v Algeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
23 Jun 2010 Slovenia v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
27 Jun 2010 Germany v England L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
11 Aug 2010 England v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 England v Bulgaria W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Sep 2010 Switzerland v England W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Oct 2010 England v Montenegro D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
09 Feb 2011 Denmark v England W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Wales v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
04 Jun 2011 England v Switzerland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
02 Sep 2011 Bulgaria v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2011 England v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2011 Montenegro v England D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Nov 2011 England v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 England v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2012 France v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Sweden v England W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 England v Ukraine W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
24 Jun 2012 England v Italy L 0-0 (2-4) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
17 Oct 2012 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
06 Feb 2013 England v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2013 Montenegro v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
29 May 2013 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 Brazil v England D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
10 Sep 2013 Ukraine v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
19 Nov 2013 England v Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly


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