Joe Cole is an English soccer coach, TV analyst, and former professional soccer player who had represented as an attacking midfielder and winger, top-flight English clubs such as West Ham United (1998–2003, 2013–2014), Chelsea FC (2003-2010), Liverpool FC (2010–2013), and Aston Villa (2014–2016). With West Ham United, he had won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1999. His greatest successes arrived when he joined London rivals Chelsea FC with whom he won the Premier League title (2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10), the FA Cup (2006–07, 2009–10), the League Cup (2004–05), and the FA Community Shield (2005). With the club, he had also reached the final of the intercontinental UEFA Champions League in the 2007–08 season. He had closed out his club career with a brief stint in the North American Soccer League (NASL) with the Tampa Bay Rowdies (2016-2018). In June 2018, he was assigned as the team’s assistant coach while still active as a player. He retired from the sport in November 2018 and took up an academy-level coaching role with Chelsea FC in 2019. At the international level, he had represented England at the Under-16, Under-18, and Under-21 tiers. At the senior tier, he had represented the country at 2002, 2006, and 2010 FIFA World Cups, as well as the Euro 2004. England had made it to the quarter-final stage of each of those tournaments except the 2010 FIFA World Cup where they had been knocked out in the Round-of-16 stage.

Born Name

Joseph John Cole

Nick Name

Joe, The Conjuror, King Cole

Sun Sign


Born Place

Paddington, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom


London, England, United Kingdom



Soccer Coach, TV Analyst, Former Professional Soccer Player


  • Others – George Cole (Adoptive Father) (Former Market Trader), Susan Cole (Adoptive Mother), Nicky Cole (Adoptive Brother), Charly Cole (Adoptive Sister), Mitchell Cole (Brother-in-Law) (Professional Soccer Player) (d. December 2012), Leni Boo (Niece), Georgie (Nephew), Rhys (Niece)


He is represented by Terry Ellis, Manager, 10Ten Talent, London, England, United Kingdom.

Shirt Number

  • 19, 16, 15, 11, 22, 18 – England
  • 26 – West Ham United
  • 10 – Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC
  • 26 – LOSC Lille
  • 12 – Aston Villa
  • 14 – Coventry City
  • 26 – Tampa Bay Rowdies

Playing Position

Attacking Midfielder, Winger




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Joe has dated –

  1. Emma Lamb
  2. Ebony Gilbert (2002)
  3. (2002-Present) – Joe began dating British reality TV contestant, fitness trainer, and model Carly Zucker in 2002, and they got engaged in 2007. They got married on June 20, 2009, and have 3 children together – a daughter named Ruby Tatiana Cole (b. March 2010), and 2 sons named Harrison Cole (b. October 19, 2012) and Max Cole (b. October 18, 2015).
  4. (2006)

Race / Ethnicity


He is of British descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a light stubble

Joe Cole Facts

  1. He was adopted when he was 4 years old by working-class parents, George Cole and Susan Cole.
  2. In a schoolboys’ game, he had once scored 7 goals in England’s 8–1 win against Spain.
  3. For his performances in English club soccer, he had been named the ‘West Ham United Hammer of the Year’ in the 2002–03 season and the ‘Chelsea FC Player of the Year’ in the 2007–08 season.
  4. In November 2009, he was caught driving a luxury car at 105 mph in a 70 mph zone. He was subsequently ordered to pay a fine of £600.

Featured Image by Joe Cole / Instagram


Facts of Joe Cole

  • full nameJoe Cole
  • Date of Birth November 08, 1981
  • Age 40 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • weight76 kg
  • height5 ft 9 in

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