Carlton Cole (Striker)
12th Nov 1983 (Surrey, England)Signed:
5th Jul 2006 (£2,000,000)Contract:
1½ years (signed January 2014)Previous Club:
Goal of the Season 2008/09, (runner up) 2009/10; Most Improved Player 2008/09, (runner up) 2007/08, (third place) 2009/10; Worst Player (third place) 2006/07; Worst Signing (third place) 2006/07, Best Signing (third place) 2014/15.
Carlton Cole made his name as a 19-year old at Chelsea when he hit an amazing 37 goals in his first season as a reserve team player.
Since then however his first team chances at Stamford Bridge were severely restricted by Chelsea's extravagant spending policy, and after spending spells on loan at Charlton and Aston Villa put pen to paper on a four-year-contract with the Hammers, after rejecting Spurs.
Cole spent five years at West Ham before leaving the Club at the end of his contract, signed in 2008. However he rejoined West Ham five months later having failed to find a new club and with West Ham amidst something of a striker crisis.
Cole signed a short-term, three-month contract which keeps him at West Ham until January 2014.
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