Duncan Cole

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Duncan Cole
Personal information
Full name Duncan Edward Cole
Date of birth (1958-07-12)12 July 1958
Place of birth England
Date of death 21 May 2014(2014-05-21) (aged 55)
Place of death Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 North Shore United
1980–1981 Canberra City 47 (2)
1982 North Shore United
1982–1983 Canberra City 19 (3)
1984–1988 North Shore United
National team
1978–1988 New Zealand 58 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Duncan Edward Cole (12 July 1958 – 21 May 2014) was a New Zealand association football player who represented New Zealand at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.[1]

His senior career began with North Shore United before he moved to Australia to join Canberra City in the Australian National Soccer League[2]

Cole made his full All Whites debut in a 2-0 win over Singapore on 1 October 1978.[3] He was an integral member of the 1982 All Whites as they qualified for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, playing in all 15 qualifiers and all three group games in the finals tournament, where they lost to Scotland, USSR and Brazil.[1]

Cole ended his international playing career with 58 A-international caps and 4 goals to his credit,[4] his final cap in a 0-1 loss to Israel on 27 March 1988.[3]


He died in Auckland on 21 May 2014 at the age of 55.[5]


  1. ^ a b "NZ 1982 World Cup". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - Caps and Goals". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Smith, Tony (22 May 2014). "World Cup All White Duncan Cole dies". Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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