Ashley Cole – born 20 December 1980 – is an English former footballer who played as a left-back, most notably for Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal.
Cole began his youth career at Arsenal and made his full debut for the club in November 1999, going on to make 228 appearances and scoring nine goals for the North London club. With Arsenal he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and was an integral member of the “Invincibles” team of the 2003–04 season, who went the entire league season undefeated.
In August 2006, after a protracted transfer saga, Cole completed a move to rival club Chelsea, with whom he won further honours, including the Premier League in the 2009–10 season, four FA Cups, one Football League Cup and one UEFA Champions League.
Cole was an England international from 2001 to 2014, playing at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, as well as Euro 2004 and Euro 2012.
Since his retirement, Cole has worked as a pundit for ITV and Sky Sports.