We've seen some incredibly talented players come through the youth academies of various clubs over the years but there's not been many with as much technical ability as Joe Cole. He burst through the West Ham youth system at a young age and quickly established himself in the first team before moving onto Chelsea, where he enjoyed great success. There he won 3 Premier League titles & 2 FA Cups, becoming a fans favourite and cementing himself in the England team in the process.
He produced some incredible moments for both club and country, with his goal against Sweden in the 2006 FIFA World Cup one of the best ever scored by an England player at a major tournament. Well today he finally waved goodbye to the playing side of football with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, where he's seen out the final two years of his career. Cole's played with some magnificent players over the years and we've put together what we believe is his all-time career XI - check it out below.