|Full name||Cole Allen Wilson Tinkler|
|Date of birth||5 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||APIA Leichhardt Tigers|
|2004–2005||New Zealand Knights||37||(11)|
|2011–||APIA Leichhardt Tigers||13||(0)|
|2001–2003||New Zealand U-17||10||(3)|
|2004–2006||New Zealand U-20||7||(4)|
|2007–2008||New Zealand U-23||15||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2005 after the demise of the New Zealand Knights Tinkler played for Melville United in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, then from 2005–2006 he had played for Waitakere United before going to sign for Team Wellington where he played from 2007–2008 then Tinkler decided it was time for him to travel overseas to find professional football club he moved to Asia in 2008.
Cole most recently played for Sengkang-Punggol Football Club, in the S-League in Singapore where he has been plying his trade since 2008. He made his debut against Gombak United Football Club and helped the club reach its first ever finals, the Singapore League Cup Final. However, they were to lose 4–0.
In January 2006, he received his first call-up for the All Whites, the New Zealand national team, for the series against Malaysia, in February 2006. However, he didn't play in any of the matches. He was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing where he played in two group matches; the 1–1 draw with China, and 0–1 loss to Belgium.
- "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.