Who is Andy Cole?
English football history has the names of various competent and legend football players. But if we don’t discuss the game and services of Andy Cole, the history of English football will incomplete. Yes, today my topic of discussion is Andy Cole, who was born on October 15, 1971, in Nottingham, England and real name is Andrew Alexander Cole. He is a former English footballer; with his competence and excellence, covered a milestone in the history of English football. From 1988 to 2008, he played as a striker. He is exclusively remembered for his time in the Premier League with Manchester United.
He spent six years of his career and won various trophies and awards. During his professional football career, he played in the senior career for:
(ii) Newcastle United
(iii) Blackburn Rovers
(v) Manchester City
(vi) Ports-mouth, Sunderland
(vii) Bristol City
(viii) Birmingham City
His game and services for these teams made him a symbol of pride and honor of his nation. In the history of Premier League, he was the third-highest goalscorer with 187 goals. The following is the list of senior clubs in which he appeared to give his football services.
(i) In 1991, he played for Eland U20.
(ii) From 1992 to 1993, he was the part of England U21.
(iii) In 1994, he was with England B, and finally, from 1995 to 2001, he was the part of England.
Cole Started his football career as a young player for Arsenal in 1988. It was the time when he left his school to pursue his football career professionally. His start was not good. On December 29, 1990, at the age of 19, he played as a substitute against Sheffield United at Highbury. At that time won the game with 4-1, but Cole did not score. It was the toughest time for him at the start of his career. But he remained focused and determined. And in 1992, he joined Second Division Bristol City and signed a permanent deal of 500,000 UK Pounds. As one of the most expensive players of the time, he proved himself as a competent young goalscorer with Bristol City.
Andy Cole Net Worth:
The exact net worth of Andy Cole is not known. Throughout his professional career, he remained involved in various contracts and deals. But he never disclosed his actual net worth.
The detailed information about his parents is not available. Only this is known that 46 years old English football player is the son of Lincoln Cole. Revealing information about his family, parents, and siblings, he has remained an introvert. So nothing is available about his close relations on the internet. He married Shirley Dewar in 2002. Both of them were blessed with a son Devante Cole, who was born on May 10, 1995, in Alderley Edge, the United Kingdom. He has also followed the footsteps of his father and became an English professional football player, who as a striker plays for Burton Albion.
Andy Cole Manchester United:
Andy Cole and Manchester United are closely associated with each other because on January 10, 1995, he was suddenly sold in a shock deal to Manchester United. It proved to be a blessing in disguise for him. The worth of the deal was 7 million pounds. Both Cole and Manchester United have a very prolonged relationship. In 2015, he went Manchester United ambassadorial trip to Vietnam, where he caught an airborne virus that infected his kidney badly. Fighting with the illness for almost 2 years, doctors told there is no way out of the disease except kidney transplant. His doctors said that it was the most painful time when he was operated and being treated. But he showed the true sportsman spirit and remained brave. For there was the 100 percent chance that his body would reject the new kidney, and Andy’s wife proved to be a true motivation for him. Even he swapped all his medals, goals and memories for his good health. The Manchester United legend Andy Cole had a kidney transplant in 2017. And was asked about his treatment and firm steps he took, he said,
” It does not matter how many millions you might have, or what I achieved playing football, your health is your wealth. I would give up all the goals, the trophies, accolades for good health.”
Andy Cole Chelsea:
From 1995 to 1996, Cole’s full season with Manchester United proved to be the toughest. Although he tried his best and played a contributory role in scoring four straight matches during the winter. And he made an important goal against the rival Newcastle United on December 26. Yet he was humiliated and criticized by his fans and critics on only scoring 14 times and missing many chances. Later his game and efforts gained momentum; he scored critical goals in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. It helped in sending Manchester United to Wembley Stadium again. Although Andy Cole is retired from the game now, yet he guides the new players to improve their game. As per him, Rumelu Lukaku and Manchester United should play to the Belgian,s strength to build on his brilliant first season at Old Trafford. In May 2018, Lukaku was in a problem due to his ankle injury. And Jose Mourinho was not assured of his performance; he was not confident about his game. He said he would only be able to name him as a substitute at Wembley. Andy Cole appreciated Lukaku for his massive and aggressive debut year at Old Trafford. Although Lukaku is only 25 years old, yet his game impressed the former legend in the history of professional football.
Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke:
Discussing the biography of Andy Cole, we can’t forget and ignore the name of Dwight Yorke, who was the professional competitor of Cole. Once Cole was asked about Yorke in an exclusive interview. Cole said,”playing with Dwight Yorke was like meeting a special woman and falling in love.” Both of them defined an era of Manchester United dominance. They were the biggest part of the campaign that provided their fans with the greatest moments in the club’s history. Their bond was not the culmination of a long-desired project. But it was a partnership that was decided for a sun of the mill-league fixture. In the champion league, the collaboration of both the competent players made Manchester United rise to the heights of fame. Andy Cole’s height is 1.8 m, weight is 78 kg, zodiac sign is Libra and ethnicity is black. He is an English Christian.
Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham:
” I would rather sit down and have a cuppa with Neil Ruddock, who broke me in two places in 1996, then with Teddy Sheringham, who I’ve pretty much detested for the past 15 years.” This the statement of Andy Cole when he was asked about Teddy Sheringham. He disclosed the story of his enmity with Teddy. As per him, it was early 1995, when he was signed for Manchester United. It was the era of his England debut against Uruguay. When he was to arrive at the playground or battlefield, he was much worried and quite apprehensive. His ambition to serve his country and passion to win the game and the hearts of his people was at the highest position. He walked on to the pitch, where approximately 60,000 people were watching him.
He saw Teddy Sheringham was advancing towards him. He was expecting to be tapped by him and a few encouraging words. On the country, Teddy snubbed Cole, who was unaware of the season. He was expecting a motivational handshake, but he experienced humiliation. He got embarrassed, and the moment left long-lasting impressions on his mind. Later time changed, and they played together when Eric Cantona left Manchester United. Both of them scored a lot of goals. But Andy Cole never spoke a single word to Teddy Sheringham. Teddy’s rude behavior became an impetus behind the start of a cold war between the two most efficient, eminent and competent football players. Cole has just loathed Sheringham personally for 15 years.
Andy Cole Instagram:
On Instagram, he has been mentioned as an EX professional footballer, who is the father of two children a son and a daughter and an ambassador of Manchester United. His Instagram is a little bit active with 536 posts, 571 k Followers and 16 following.