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Hall of Fame nominee: Ashley Cole

6 May 2021
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See the former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back's best moments as we look at the 23 players up for the vote

After the launch of the Premier League Hall of Fame, we are looking at the 23 nominees who you can vote for to join inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Cast your vote A place in the Hall of Fame is reserved for only the best. Who joins is down to you - the fans. Vote now

The six players with the most combined votes will enter the Premier League Hall of Fame.

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. 

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

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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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