The playboy of soccer

Published: Dec 20, 2013, 04:50 IST | The Centrestage Team

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Ashley Cole, CS lists out some of the interesting facts about the English footballer

>> He played football with fellow soccer stars; John Terry (Chelsea) and Jlloyd Samuel (Aston Villa) as youngsters.

>> Ashley graduated through the Arsenal Youth Soccer Academy into first team football.

>> The footballer played for England in the World Cup tournaments of 2002 and 2006.

>> Cole is a car freak, he owns an Aston Martin. He boughtCheryl Cole a Bentley as an anniversary present but it was too flashy for her so he sent it back.

>> He never cooked for Cheryl Cole throughout their entire relationship, and hardly ever made a cup of tea for her.

>> He was first spotted by Arsenal when he was nine years old.

>> When he first met Cheryl Cole’s father, he couldn’t understand his Geordie accent.

>> He also scored one of the winning penalties in the FA Cup Final, Arsenal vs Manchester United.

>> When accused of being secretly gay, he successfully sued for harassment, breach of privacy and libel. He was paid damages.

>> Cheryl and Ashley Cole were considered the new Posh and Becks.

>> He always considered Cheryl to be his best friend, but they rarely had Sundays off together.  

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