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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Ashley Cole

30 Mar 2022
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See the former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back's best moments as we look at the 25 players who were up for the vote

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.

Ashley Cole

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. 

After being part of Arsenal's 2001/02 and 2003/04 title-winning teams, the latter of whom were champions without losing a single match, Cole moved to Chelsea.

There he completed a personal hat-trick by again lifting the Premier League Trophy in 2009/10. 

Career in numbers
Category Ashley Cole
Appearances 385
Goals 15
Assists 31
Clean sheets 148
PL titles 3
What they said

"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

Did you know?

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.

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