We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.
The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.
One of the finest left-backs to grace the Premier League, Cole helped to redefine his position.
Cole's tireless running up and down the length of the pitch showed how defenders could contribute in attack as well as defence, with 15 goals and 31 assists during his stellar career.
There he completed a personal hat-trick by again lifting the Premier League Trophy in 2009/10.
"Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole. He does not give you a second to breathe. He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak - quick, tough in the tackle. You knew it would never be an easy game." - Cristiano Ronaldo
“In my opinion, he’s the greatest left-back of a generation, up there in world football for sure and in terms of a player in an England shirt at left-back. I have seen him deal with the best players in the world at big tournaments.” - Frank Lampard
Cole is one of only three outfield players to play more than 100 Premier League matches for both Arsenal and Chelsea, the other two being Cesc Fabregas and William Gallas.
Cole is one of only five defenders to win a PL title with two different teams, the others being Henning Berg, Robert Huth, Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy.