Darren Cole
Darren Cole
Darren Cole
● Darren Cole, 2012 (SNS)

born in Scotland

Darren James McGregor Cole was born on Friday, 3rd January, 1992, in Edinburgh.

The 6' 2½ (12st 13lbs) defender temporarily transferred to Jackie McNamara's Thistle on Monday, 2nd January, 2012, from his parent club, Rangers.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Friday, 13th January, 2012, in a 1-0 defeat away to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Darren during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th February, 2012, in a 2-1 defeat away to Raith Rovers in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

At September, 2023, Darren's club-list included Rangers, Partick Thistle, Greenock Morton, Livingston, Broxburn Athletic, Derry City, Glentoran, Dungannon Swifts and Coleraine.

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Cole has represented Scotland at various age levels, U-16 to U-21. Cole signed a two-year contract extension with Rangers on 2 December 2010 and made his first-team debut five days later against Turkish side Bursaspor in Rangers' final 2010–11 UEFA Champions League group match, which ended 1–1. Cole's performance was praised by manager Walter Smith. Cole did not feature in the Rangers first team under Ally McCoist during the 2011–12 season. He was loaned to Partick Thistle in early January. Cole suffered ankle ligament damage in January 2013, which was expected to rule him out for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. He did make an appearance in the final game of the season, against Berwick Rangers. Cole had his contract with Rangers terminated on 28 August 2013, after he failed to report for a reserve team friendly game with junior club Cambuslang Rangers.

On 27 December 2013, Cole signed for Greenock Morton until the end of the season. He left Morton in the summer of 2014 after just six months at the club. On 20 February 2015, Cole signed for Scottish Championship club Livingston until the end of the 2014–15 season. After impressing in his first season at Livingston, he not only won a new contract, but also was named captain for the season 2015–16. Following the club's relegation to League One, Cole was released from his contract on 15 July 2016. In August 2016, Cole signed a one-year contract with Junior Super League club Broxburn Athletic. He was a regular in the team, appearing 28 times for the Albyn Park club, scoring one goal. Cole's missed out on playing in the 2017 Fife and Lothians Cup Final against Tranent Juniors, as his side lost 1–0, at New Victoria Park, Newtongrange.

In June 2017 Cole signed a six-month contract with League of Ireland Premier Division club Derry City. On the 16 September, Cole scored in the 2018 League of Ireland Cup Final in a 3–1 win over League of Ireland First Division side Cobh Ramblers. He signed a new contract with the club in February 2019. Cole signed for Glentoran in December 2021. The defender signed for Dungannon Swifts on loan in August 2022.


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