Cole Palmer Profile
|Born||May 06, 2002|
Cole Palmer is living the dream at boyhood club Manchester City and is starting to make his mark in the Premier League and Champions League.
Cole Palmer is an English professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder and striker for Premier League side Manchester City.
Palmer has played for Manchester City since the age of eight and has significantly impressed throughout his time in the youth academies.
He captained the Manchester City Under-18s in the 2019/20 season and helped lead the Cityzens to league and cup glory.
His impressive performances have caught the eye of manager Pep Guardiola who moved him to the fringes of the first-team squad in the 2021/22 season.
Under-18s double success
As captain, Palmer was the standout star in the club's league and cup double success in the 2019/20 Under-18 season. He scored 16 and assisted seven in 20 games.
On the inaugural day of the season he opened his account with a brace during a 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Palmer would go on to score six in the next four fixtures.
A hat-trick was later to come in the season during a 7-0 battering of Sunderland and a crucial goal against Liverpool would be the cherry on top in a triumphant title winning campaign.
Not only did the youngster achieve league glory, but also 2020 FA Youth Cup success.
Man City defeated Swansea, Fulham and Blackburn on the way to the final were they beat Chelsea 3-2. Palmer set up James McAtee's equaliser and scored the winner.
First team dream
After his success during the 19/20 season, Palmer was invited to train with the Man City first team as he prepared for life under Guardiola.
Palmer featured on the bench for the first time during Man City's second game of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign against Leicester City.
Three days later, Palmer made his Man City first team debut in a 3-0 EFL Cup win against Burnley.
Despite failing to feature further in the EFL Cup and in the league, Palmer played the last eight minutes of a Champions League group match against French side Marseille. It would be his last appearance in the first team that season.
In the 2021/22 season, Palmer made his Premier League debut against Norwich in August, before featuring in wins against Burnley and Everton, where he made his first start.
His first senior goal came against Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Cup third round as he added the sixth and final goal to a well-rounded victory.
And if you thought it couldn't get any better for Palmer, he would go against all expectations and score in the Champions League.
In October scored his first Manchester City goal in the Champions League. After being subbed on for Kevin de Bruyne in the 65th minute, Palmer added City's fourth, two minutes later, in a 5-1 win against Club Brugge. A curling effort from outside of the box that nestled into the back of the net.
Palmer has featured for England Under-15s all the way to Under-21 level.
He has played four times for the U21s, in which he has scored twice - once on his debut against Kosovo and his second in a 2-2 draw against Slovenia.
Born and raised in Wythenshawe, Manchester, Palmer is a life-long Man City fan.
Palmer is a Nike sponsored athlete, and wears the Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite.
Cole Palmer's net worth is believed to be £400,000.