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Defender Cole calls time on trophy-laden career

Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced his retirement at 38 yesterday and plans to forge a career in coaching.

Cole won 13 major trophies, including three English Premier League titles, and, with 107 caps, is one of just nine men to have made more than 100 appearances for England. After leaving Chelsea in 2014, he had short spells with AS Roma, LA Galaxy and most recently Derby County, under former teammate Frank Lampard last season. “After hard thinking it was time to hang up my boots and look forward to my next chapter,” Cole told Sky Sports. Cole was part of the Arsenal “Invincibles” side that won the EPL without losing a game in 2003/04. He left the Gunners for a move to West London in acrimonious circumstances after Arsenal failed to match his wage demands in 2006. Cole went onto win another EPL title, the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League in an eight-year spell at Chelsea.


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