Ashley Cole (born December 20, 1980 in Stepney, London) is an association football player. He is a defender, who nearly always plays at left back. He currently plays for Arsenal and the English national team, and is regarded by some as the best left back in the world.
Cole is known for his substantial pace, which is often used to great effect in supporting and overlapping the left-winger in front of him; in recent seasons that has been Robert Pires. Critics have said his attacking talents conceal defensive weaknesses, though Cole's rapid ascension into the Arsenal and England teams at a young age demonstrates that the teams' respective managers have confidence in his abilities.
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He was fined by the Premier League 100,000 on June 2, 2005 for a meeting in a hotel room in January 2005 between himself, the Chelsea manager Jos Mourinho, Chelsea chief executive, Peter Kenyon, and his agent Jonathan Barnett. An appeal in August 2005 did not reject the guilty verdict, but his fine was reduced to 75,000. Chelsea were also fined 300,000 and Mourinho was fined 200,000, reduced on appeal in August 2005 to 75,000.
In 2005 he became engaged to Cheryl Tweedy, the popular singer from British chart-topping act Girls Aloud. << Less Bio
Ashley Cole Photos
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 - Arrivals
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" Launch Party at Old Billingsgate Market in London on November 7, 2011
2011 Soccer - Chelsea Football Club Training Session in Cobham - May 18, 2011
Kimberley Walsh (Girls Aloud) 26th Birthday Party Arrivals at the Burlington Nightclub in London on November 24, 2007
Ashley Cole Soccer Star and Cheryl Tweedy Girls Aloud Singer Poolside