Darren Cole

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Darren Cole
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Derry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Rangers 3 (0)
2012 Partick Thistle (loan) 6 (0)
2013–2014 Greenock Morton 18 (0)
2015–2016 Livingston 28 (0)
2016–2017 Broxburn 28 (1)
2017– Derry City 3 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Scotland U16 6 (0)
2008–2009 Scotland U17 13 (0)
2009–2010 Scotland U19 7 (0)
2011 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 June 2017 (UTC).

Darren Cole (born 3 January 1992) is a Scottish footballer who play as a defender who plays for Derry City.[1] He has previously played for Rangers, Partick Thistle and Greenock Morton.

Club career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Cole signed a two-year contract extension with Rangers on 2 December 2010[2] and made his first-team debut five days later against Turkish side Bursaspor in Rangers' final 2010–11 UEFA Champions League group match, which ended 1–1.[3] Cole's performance was praised by manager Walter Smith.[4]

Cole did not feature in the Rangers first team under Ally McCoist during the 2011–12 season.[5] He was loaned to Partick Thistle in early January.[5]

Cole suffered ankle ligament damage in January 2013, which was expected to rule him out for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. [6] He did make an appearance in the final game of the season, against Berwick Rangers. Cole had his contract with Rangers terminated on 28 August 2013, after he failed to report for a reserve team friendly game with junior club Cambuslang Rangers.[7]

Greenock Morton[edit]

On 27 December 2013, Cole signed for Greenock Morton until the end of the season.[8] He left Morton in the summer of 2014 after just six-months at the club.

Livingston[edit]

On 20 February 2015, Cole signed for Scottish Championship club Livingston until the end of the 2014–15 season. After impressing in his first season at Livingston, he not only won a new contract, but also was named captain for the season 2015–16.[9] Following the clubs relegation to League One, Cole was released from his contract on 15 July 2016 due to being absolutely horrendous.[10]

Broxburn[edit]

In August 2016, Cole signed a one-year contract with Junior Super League club Broxburn Athletic.

International career[edit]

Cole has represented Scotland at various age levels.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 February 2015
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Rangers total 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Partick Thistle (loan) 2011–12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Greenock Morton 2013–14 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Livingston 2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 31 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 34 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derry City announce signings of three new players including former Rangers defender Darren Cole‚ derrynow.com, 12 June 2017
  2. ^ "Rangers starlets pen new two-year deals with Ibrox club". Daily Record. 2 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bursaspor 1-1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rangers manager Walter Smith hails young players". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Rangers defender Darren Cole starts Partick Thistle loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/item/3039-coles-season-could-be-over
  7. ^ http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/item/4915-decisions-to-be-made
  8. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (27 December 2013). "Morton make double signing". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Darren Cole joins Livi". Livingston F.C. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Cole contract terminated
  11. ^ "Darren Cole". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 

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