David Coles (footballer)

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David Coles
Coles (right) with West Ham United goalkeepers Robert Green and Marek Štěch
Personal information
Full name David Andrew Coles
Date of birth (1964-06-15) 15 June 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Wandsworth, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bristol City (goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Birmingham City 0 (0)
1983 Mansfield Town 3 (0)
1983–1988 Aldershot 120 (0)
1988Newport County (loan) 14 (0)
1988 HJK 4 (0)
1989 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (0)
1989–1991 Aldershot 30 (0)
1991–1994 Yeovil Town 96 (0)
Total 268 (0)
Teams managed
Portsmouth (goalkeeping coach)
2010–2011 West Ham United (goalkeeping coach)
2011–2013 Al Jazira (goalkeeping coach)
2013 Portsmouth (goalkeeping coach)
2014– Bristol City (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Andrew Coles (born 15 June 1964) is a goalkeeping coach for Bristol City. He was the goalkeeping coach at Southampton F.C. from 1997 for 8 years which included their run to the F.A. cup final. He then worked as the goalkeeping coach for their South Coast rivals Portsmouth F.C. before moving to West Ham United in July 2010.[1] He parted company with the club on 24 June 2011, following the arrival of Sam Allardyce before joining Al Jazira. On 21 November 2013 he rejoined Portsmouth as a goalkeeping coach.[2] On 23 January 2014 The 49-year-old replaced Lee Kendall who was the current Bristol City goalkeeping coach at the time who took a position as England Women's goalkeeping coach with the FA.

In his playing days, Coles was a goalkeeper in the lower leagues, mainly at Aldershot. He also played briefly in Finland 1988 and at non-league Gloucester City and Cobham.[3]


  1. ^ "Groves and Coles appointed | News | Latest News | News | West Ham United". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  2. ^ "Coach makes surprise Pompey return". The News. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  3. ^ "Matchday Programme" (PDF). Hartney Witney FC. 6 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2012.

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