Jake Cole

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Jake Cole
Personal information
Full name Jake Stanley Cole[1]
Date of birth (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Woking
Number 1
Youth career
0000–2003 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Queens Park Rangers 6 (0)
2003–2004 Hayes (loan) 17 (0)
2005 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 6 (0)
2005 Farnborough Town (loan) 1 (0)
2008 Oxford United (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Barnet (loan) 10 (0)
2009–2011 Barnet 77 (0)
2011–2014 Plymouth Argyle 91 (0)
2014– Woking 26 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:18, 31 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Jake Stanley Cole (born 11 September 1985) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for National League club Woking. He previously played for Queens Park Rangers, Hayes, AFC Wimbledon, Farnborough Town, Oxford United, Barnet and Plymouth Argyle,

Career[edit]

Cole was born in Hammersmith, London.[1] He was the second choice goalkeeper at Queens Park Rangers for a number of years, being understudy to Nick Culkin, Chris Day, Paul Jones, Simon Royce and Lee Camp, but was praised by John Gregory as being a model professional.[citation needed] He played for Hayes,[2][3] AFC Wimbledon,[4] Farnborough Town,[5] Oxford United and Barnet on loan during his six years there. Towards the end of the 2006–07 season he became first choice goalkeeper after Lee Camp was recalled from his loan spell to Derby County.

Cole had been given the number 12 jersey for the 2007–08 season, indicating that John Gregory would be signing a number one keeper before the start of the season, with rumours focusing on the permanent signing of Lee Camp.[citation needed] Camp was then signed therefore limiting Cole's first team opportunities; however Cole continued to impress for Rangers' second string with manager John Gregory saying in 2007, "I have been impressed by Jake's overall attitude and ability. He is a fantastic understudy to Lee Camp."[6]

Cole slipped further down the pecking order at QPR following the signing of Radek Černý in the summer of 2008.[7] He was loaned to the Conference National side Oxford United for three months on 11 July 2008.[7] In March 2009 he joined Barnet on loan.

He was released by QPR on 19 May 2009. However, he was soon snapped up by Barnet on a one-year deal on 6 July 2009. He left Barnet at the end of the 2010–11 season.[8] He spent time on trial with Gillingham and Plymouth Argyle in July 2011.[9] Cole agreed a two-year contract with Argyle later that month.[10][11] After leaving Plymouth Argyle, Jake went on to sign for Conference Premier side Woking for the 2014–15 season.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 31 August 2015.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queens Park Rangers 2003–04[12] Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[14] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006–07[15] Championship 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2007–08[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Hayes (loan) 2003–04[18] Isthmian League Premier Division 17 0 17 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2004–05[19] Isthmian League Division One 6 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Farnborough Town (loan) 2004–05[20] Conference National 1 0 1 0
Oxford United (loan) 2008–09[21] Conference Premier 5 0 5 0
Barnet (loan) 2008–09[22] League Two 10 0 10 0
Barnet 2009–10[23] League Two 46 0 3 0 1 0 2[b] 0 52 0
2010–11[24] League Two 31 0 2 0 1 0 1[b] 0 35 0
Total 87 0 5 0 2 0 3 0 97 0
Plymouth Argyle 2011–12[25] League Two 37 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
2012–13[26] League Two 34 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
2013–14[27] League Two 20 0 5 0 1 0 2[b] 0 28 0
Total 91 0 6 0 4 0 2 0 103 0
Woking 2014–15[28] Conference Premier 19 0 2 0 4[c] 0 25 0
2015–16[28] National League 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 26 0 2 0 4 0 32 0
Career total 239 0 13 0 8 0 10 0 270 0
  1. ^ Appearance in Isthmian League Cup
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

  • Barnet FC Player of the Year 2009–10
  • Barnet FC Norwegian Supporters Player of the Year 2009–10
  • Barnet FC Swedish Supporters Player of the Year 2009–10[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Jake Cole: 2003–04". Soccer Facts UK. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chudley – Collins". Hayes & Yeading United F.C. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "AFC Wimbledon former senior squad: Jake Cole". AFC Wimbledon. Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jake Cole: 2004–05". Soccer Facts UK. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "QPR keeper bags new one-year deal". BBC Sport. 16 August 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "QPR loan keeper Cole to Oxford". BBC Sport. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Southam leaves Barnet". Barnet. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Two new trialists at Plymouth Argyle". The Herald. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Keeper Jake Cole wins Plymouth Argyle contract". BBC Sport. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Zubar says he always wanted to stay at Plymouth Argyle". The Herald. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Squad stats: 2003/04". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Squad stats: 2004/05". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Squad stats: 2007/08". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Squad stats: 2008/09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Player Details: Season 2003–2004: Jake Cole". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Matches: Archive: 04/05". AFC Wimbledon Heritage. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  21. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 126–127. ISBN 9-781869-833664. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Jake Cole in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "J. Cole". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  29. ^ "Årets spelare: Jake Cole". SvenskaFans. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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