Larnell Cole

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Larnell Cole
Personal information
Full name Larnell James Cole[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
(on loan from Fulham)
Number 29
Youth career
2009–2011 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Manchester United 0 (0)
2014– Fulham 1 (0)
2014 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2016 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 29 (3)
2016– Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan) 20 (1)
National team
2011 England U19 4 (0)
2013 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 8 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:20, 12 September 2015 (UTC)[2]

Larnell James Cole (born 9 March 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish club Inverness Caledonian Thistle, on loan from Fulham. Born in Manchester, Cole began his career with Manchester United before joining Fulham in January 2014.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Cole arrived as a schoolboy at Manchester United before coming through the academy. A notable game came in 2011 when he scored a hat-trick against rivals Manchester City in a 6–1 victory in the Premier Academy League.[3] He then went on to make an impact in the club's run to the FA Youth Cup final, scoring a penalty and setting up teammate Ravel Morrison on the way to a 3–2 comeback against Liverpool in the quarter final.[4]

Cole made his only senior appearance for Manchester United in the League Cup on 20 September 2011, coming as a substitute for Federico Macheda in the 77th minute of a 3–0 third round victory over rivals Leeds United at Elland Road.[5]

On 14 May 2013, Cole scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, against rivals Liverpool in the semi-final of the Under-21 Premier League as Manchester United won 3–0.[citation needed] Six days later, he scored two goals against Tottenham Hotspur in the U21 finals at Old Trafford as Manchester United won 3–2.[6]

Fulham[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Cole joined fellow Premier League team Fulham for an undisclosed fee, along with Manchester United teammate Ryan Tunnicliffe, joining up with former Manchester United coach René Meulensteen.[7] He made his debut on 9 February in a 2–2 draw against his former club at Old Trafford, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for William Kvist.[8]

Following Meulensteen's sacking as Fulham manager, Cole and Tunnicliffe were deemed surplus to requirements by Meulensteen's replacement, Felix Magath.[9] On 25 February 2014, Cole joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[10] He made three appearances for the Dons, while his parent club ended the season with relegation to the Championship. Cole did not play a single competitive game in 2014–15.

On 1 September 2015, the last day of the 2015 summer transfer window, Cole returned to League One, with promoted club Shrewsbury Town, on loan until January 2016.[11] He made his debut four days later, replacing the injured James Wesolowski in the 16th minute of an eventual 2–1 win at Barnsley for the team's first league win of the season.[12] He then provided two assists for Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro in a 2–0 victory over Blackpool on 26 September for Shrewsbury's first home win of the season.[13] His first senior goal came in a 3–1 defeat to Walsall at the New Meadow on 1 December.[14] He later extended his loan deal until the end of the season,[15] making a total of 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring 3 goals.[16]

On 31 August 2016, Cole signed for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a loan deal until January 2017.[17] In January 2017, the loan deal was extended until the end of the 2016–17 season.[18]

International career[edit]

Cole was called up for the England under-19 friendly against the Netherlands in August 2011 and went on to make his debut as a substitute in the 0–0 draw on 1 September 2011.[19] On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[20] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 April 2017[22]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fulham 2013–14 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2013–14 League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2015–16 League One 29 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 34 3
Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan) 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 20 1 2 1 0 0 22 2
Career total 53 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 61 5
  1. ^ Includes appearances in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). PremierLeague.com. Premier League. 2 February 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Larnell Cole". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "U18s: United 6 City 1". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "FAYC: Liverpool 2 United 3". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Leeds 0–3 Man Utd". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Manchester United 3 Tottenham 2: Reds win Under 21 Premier League final after dramatic comeback at Old Trafford". Daily Mail. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "United Duo Sign". fulhamfc.com. Fulham FC. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Magowan, Alistair (9 February 2014). "Man Utd 2–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Bailey, Graeme (25 February 2014). "Transfer News: Fulham new boy Larnell Cole heads to MK Dons". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dons capture Cole". mkdons.com. Milton Keynes Dons FC. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Larnell Cole: Shrewsbury Town sign Fulham midfielder on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Barnsley 1–2 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Shrewsbury 2–0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Shrewsbury 1–3 Walsall". BBC Sport. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Fulham pair Jack Grimmer & Larnell Cole in Shrewsbury deals". BBC Sport. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  16. ^ Larnell Cole at Soccerbase
  17. ^ "Inverness Caley Thistle sign Brad McKay and Larnell Cole". BBC Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Henri Anier: Inverness Caley Thistle sign Estonia striker". BBC Sport. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Holland U18 0–0 England U18". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  22. ^ Larnell Cole at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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