Allan Cole (footballer)

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Allan Cole
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-10-14) 14 October 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968 Atlanta Chiefs 1 (0)
1972 Náutico ? (3)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Allan Cole (born 14 October 1950), often called "Skill" for short, is a Jamaican former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as striker.


Cole played in the NASL with the Atlanta Chiefs,[1] and in Brazil with Náutico.[2]

He also represented the Jamaican national team at international level.[2] appearing in three FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for them.[3] During his career, he was Jamaica's "most celebrated player".[4]


In addition to his football career, Cole was also the tour manager of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley and his band The Wailers during the 1970s.[4] He was credited as co-writing the 1976 song "War".


  1. ^ NASL career stats
  2. ^ a b "Allan Cole". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ Allan ColeFIFA competition record
  4. ^ a b Taherzadeh, Bahhaj (25 September 2014). "Bob Marley and the Beautiful Game". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2014.