|Full name||Devante Lavon Andrew Cole|
|Date of birth||10 May 1995|
|Place of birth||Alderley Edge, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
(on loan from Wigan Athletic)
|2014–2015||→ Barnsley (loan)||19||(5)|
|2015||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||14||(3)|
|2018–2019||→ Burton Albion (loan)||13||(2)|
|2019–||→ Motherwell (loan)||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:07, 21 September 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Early and personal lifeEdit
Cole was born in Alderley Edge on 10 May 1995. His father is the former Manchester United, Newcastle United and England striker Andy Cole. He has stated that he is a different type of player to his father, who played in the same position, and that he wants to make a name for himself. His paternal grandparents migrated to England from Jamaica in the 1960s; his grandfather worked as a miner.
Cole joined Manchester City in April 2003, at the age of seven. He had previously spent a day training with city rivals Manchester United. His first involvement with the Manchester City first team came in July 2013 when he was selected for a pre-season friendly tour of South Africa, subsequently playing against SuperSport United.
Cole featured heavily in the 2013–14 UEFA Youth League scoring 6 goals and finishing as the second highest scorer overall as Manchester City made a run to the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Loan to BarnsleyEdit
On 19 August 2014, Cole signed on loan for Barnsley until 5 January 2015. He made his professional debut the same day, appearing as a substitute in a League One game away to Coventry City. He scored his first goal for the club in his second appearance, a 4–1 home win over Gillingham.
Loan to Milton Keynes DonsEdit
On 28 August 2015 Cole signed for Bradford City on a two-year deal, with the option of a third year, after being released by Manchester City. Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson praised Cole's pace. Before signing for them, he had been on trial with West Ham United and had been linked with a transfer to both Birmingham City and Preston North End. Manchester City have retained a sell-on clause from the deal, believed to be 30%. Cole made his debut a day later, appearing as a substitute. He scored on his debut in the 4th minute of injury time to earn City a 1–0 victory. Cole's potential development was praised by City manager Phil Parkinson. New striker partner James Hanson also discussed their teamwork, and the improvement in Cole's all-round game was praised by manager Phil Parkinson in October 2015.
Loan to MotherwellEdit
Cole made his debut for the England under-19 team on 5 March 2014 in a friendly match against Turkey, starting the game and scoring the opening goal. On 29 May 2014, he made a further appearance from the start in a European Championship elite qualification match against Ukraine, which England lost to a deflected 94th-minute strike that eliminated them from the final tournament.
- As of 21 September 2019
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Manchester City||2014–15||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Barnsley (loan)||2014–15||League One||19||5||2||1||0||0||2||1||23||7|
|Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2014–15||League One||14||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||3|
|Bradford City||2015–16||League One||19||5||4||1||0||0||1||0||24||6|
|Fleetwood Town||2015–16||League One||14||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||2|
|Wigan Athletic||2017–18||League One||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Burton Albion (loan)||2018–19||League One||13||2||1||0||0||0||2||0||16||2|
|Motherwell (loan)||2019–20||Scottish Premiership||6||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||8||0|
- "Retained List 2015-16" (PDF). English Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
- Stuart Brennan (8 April 2014). "City starlet Cole in search of first silverware". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Profile". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- Nick Harris (19 September 2009). "Andy Cole: How my son ended up at City's academy". The Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- Simon Parker (4 September 2015). "Cole aims to carve name for himself as Bradford City hitman". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Jason Burt (17 April 2005). "Andrew Cole: 'Play it straight with me, and I'll be straight. No curve balls'". The Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Manchester City U19 1 – 2 Benfica U19". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Andy Cole's son Devante at centre of UEFA probe after suffering alleged racial abuse during match in Spain". The Mirror. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Alan Nixon (10 August 2014). "Manchester City transfers: Devante Cole poised for loan move to Scottish side Motherwell". The Mirror. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Man City striker Devante Cole joins Barnsley on loan". BBC Sport. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- Devante Cole at Soccerbase
- "Manchester City's Devante Cole joins MK Dons on loan". BBC Sport. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Devante Cole: Bradford City sign Andrew Cole's son from Man City". BBC Sport. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
- "CITY SIGN COLE". Bradford City A.F.C. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
- Simon Parker (29 August 2015). "Bantams strike to snap-up young striker Cole". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- "Football - Super-sub Cole snatches Bradford victory on debut". Yahoo Sports. 29 August 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
- Simon Parker (31 August 2015). "Bradford City debutant Devante stars in latest of late shows". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- Simon Parker (31 August 2015). "'Project' Cole fuels Bradford City hopes after debut winner". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- Simon Parker (14 September 2015). "Bradford City strike pair heading in right direction – sort of!". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- Simon Parker (23 October 2015). "Bantams boss delighted that there is more than goals to Cole's game now". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
- "Fleetwood: Bradford's Devante Cole signs as Jamie Proctor exits". BBC Sport. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
- Simon Parker (29 January 2016). "Suits you: Cole reckons Fleetwood are more to his style than Bantams". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "Devante Cole: Wigan sign Fleetwood Town striker for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "Burton Albion sign Jake Hesketh, Jake Flannigan and Devante Cole on loan". BBC Sport. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "DEVANTE COLE IS SIGNING NUMBER SEVEN". motherwellfc.co.uk/. Motherwell F.C. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- "Devante Cole: Motherwell sign Wigan forward on six-month loan". BBC Sport. 2 July 2019.
- "Profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "England U19s shine in Chester as Young Lions beat Turkey". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Ukraine 1 – 0 England". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "Last minute own goal condemns England to Euro heartbreak". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- "2015: Dons clinch promotion in style". Milton Keynes Dons. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.