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Cole hangs up boots

Andrew Cole at Arsenal

Andrew Cole begins his professional career at Arsenal in 1989, but he leaves the Gunners in 1992 having made just one appearance

Andrew Cole

After signing for Newcastle United in 1993 from Bristol City, Cole bags 34 goals in his first season to help the Magpies return to the top flight

Andrew Cole at Newcastle

A huge favourite with the St James' Park faithful, Cole forms a lethal partnership with Peter Beardsley

Andrew Cole and Eric Cantona

The PFA young player of the year for the 1993/94 season, Cole shares the limelight with Manchester United great Eric Cantona

Andrew Cole at Manchester United

Cole's goals for Newcastle earn him a 7m transfer to Manchester United in January 1995

Andrew Cole for England

After winning a call-up to the England squad, Cole makes his debut against Uruguay in 1995

Lee Sharpe, Gary Pallister and Andrew Cole

In his first full season at United - 1995/96 - Cole wins the Premier League and FA Cup Double

Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke

United sign Dwight Yorke in 1998 and the pair instantly hit it off, forming a near-telepathic partnership

Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole

Yorke and Cole play key roles as United secure a historic treble in 1999 as the club win the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League

Andrew Cole at England

Despite his success at United, Cole struggles on the international stage and makes only 15 appearances, scoring just once

Keith Gillespie and Andrew Cole at Blackburn

In 2001 Cole leaves United and joins Blackburn and in his first season he scores the winning goal against Tottenham in the League Cup final

Andrew Cole at Fulham

Cole leaves Blackburn to join Fulham in 2004 where he makes 31 league appearances, scoring 12 times

Andrew Cole at Manchester City

Continuing on his travels, Cole finds his opportunities limited at Manchester City

Andrew Cole at Nottingham Forest

Cole joins his home town team, Nottingham Forest, in July 2008, but after only making only 11 appearances he leaves the club in October and announces his retirement on 11 November

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see also
Striker Cole ends playing career
11 Nov 08 |  Football
Veteran striker Cole exits Forest
31 Oct 08 |  Nottm Forest
Sunderland complete Cole capture
24 Aug 07 |  Sunderland
Birmingham sign Cole in loan deal
21 Mar 07 |  Birmingham
Portsmouth complete Cole signing
31 Aug 06 |  Portsmouth
Cole quits England
09 May 02 |  England
Cole's fresh challenge
29 Dec 01 |  Man Utd
Cole handed England call-up
24 Aug 00 |  Football

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