Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joe Cole

Joseph John "Joe" Cole (born 8 November 1981) is an English footballer who plays for Lille, on loan from Liverpool, and the England national football team as midfielder. He started his career with West Ham United where he played more than 100 games during five years, until he left for Chelsea in 2003. Cole won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including three Premier League titles and two FA Cups before leaving on a free transfer in July 2010 to join Liverpool.

Cole was born in Paddington, London and lived there until he moved to Camden at the age of six. He was educated at St. Mary's Primary School, Bryanston Square in Marylebone along with brother Nicky and sister Charly. He also attended Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, Camden and St. Aloysius RC College in North London. As a youngster Joe Cole supported West Ham United. Joe Cole is a patron for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Personal life
Cole married fitness instructor Carly Cole (née Zucker) in June 2009. Joe had been dating Carly since 2002 and proposed to her in 2007. The couple have a daughter, Ruby Tatiana Cole, born in March 2010.

In November 2009, Cole was caught driving his Audi A4 at 105mph on a 70 mph section of dual carriageway in Claygate, Surrey. At the subsequent court case, Cole was warned he could lose his driving licence and was ordered to pay £600 costs. He has launched an appeal concerning his driving ban.

Cole has revealed that his favourite band is Oasis.

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