Cole Tinkler

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Cole Tinkler
Personal information
Full name Cole Allen Wilson Tinkler
Date of birth (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kiwi fc/All Rights
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 New Zealand Knights 37 (11)
2005 Melville United 22 (8)
2005–2006 Waitakere United 24 (6)
2007–2008 Team Wellington 24 (9)
2008–2010 Sengkang-Punggol 74 (20)
2011– APIA Leichhardt Tigers 13 (0)
National team
2001–2003 New Zealand U-17 10 (3)
2004–2006 New Zealand U-20 7 (4)
2007–2008 New Zealand U-23 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2010

Cole Allen Wilson Tinkler (born 5 May 1986) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the New South Wales Premier League.


Tinkler played as a right full back for the New Zealand Knights in the Hyundai A-League, and more recently at Waitakere United and Team Wellington in the ASB Premiership.

In 2005 after the demise of the New Zealand Knights Tinkler played for Melville United in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, then from 2005–2006 he had played for Waitakere United before going to sign for Team Wellington where he played from 2007–2008 then Tinkler decided it was time for him to travel overseas to find professional football club he moved to Asia in 2008. Cole most recently played for Sengkang-Punggol Football Club, in the S-League in Singapore where he has been plying his trade since 2008, he made his debut against Gombak United Football Club and helped the club reach its first ever finals, the Singapore League Cup Final. However, they were to lose 4–0.

International career[edit]

In January 2006, he received his first call-up for the All Whites, the New Zealand national team, for the series against Malaysia, in February 2006. However, he didn't play in any of the matches, he was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing[1] where he played in two group matches; the 1–1 draw with China, and 0–1 loss to Belgium.


  1. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.

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