Ashley Cole Calls it a Day after 2 Decades of Glory

August 19, 2019

Ashley Cole, former Chelsea, England and Arsenal left back, announced yesterday, 18 August, that he will be retiring from playing the beautiful game.

The 38-year-old has hung up his boots after a glorious and trophy-packed 20-year career – many consider him to be one of the best defenders of his generation.

Cole was part of the Arsenal team – also known as the “Invincibles” – that won the Premier League without losing a single game during the 2003/04 season.

He played internationally for England at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, and was voted “England Player of the Year” for 2010.

The football great reflected: “As a young kid, I never expected to play one game or be a professional. Looking back, to be able to say I played in World Cups, Champions League finals, being lucky enough to lift Premier League titles – it’s a young kid’s dream.“

He added: “I fulfilled my dream and now look to the future, hopefully as a great coach.”