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Joe Cole has scored an absolute worldy for the Tampa Bay Rowdies

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Take a bow, Joe Cole. This is just incredible.

The former England international is currently plying his trade with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the NASL, and while he's no longer on the biggest stage and playing in front of the biggest crowds - he's still capable of conjuring up a piece of magic that makes your jaw drop.

The 34-year-old took control of the ball in the box during the first half of the Rowdies game against Puerto Rico FC, before launching an unstoppable overhead kick into the top corner to make it 1-0.

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You can check out the video of Cole's superb strike below.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder went close to bagging his second after the break, only to see his brilliant long-range effort cannon off the cross bar.

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Of course, Cole has always had a knack of producing moments of absolute brilliance, the best of which came for England in their 2006 World Cup match against Sweden when he hammered home a stunning long-range volley.

Despite being blessed with an abundance of natural talent, Cole never quite reached the heights many expected him to. 

Although the former West Ham man bagged three titles with Chelsea, after leaving Stamford Bridge he drifted through a disastrous spell at Liverpool before joining Lille, West Ham and Aston Villa. He then left Villa Park and joined up with Coventry in 2015.

He joined Tampa Bay earlier on this year and has so far managed two goals in seven games. The Rowdies ended up running out 3-0 winners thanks to another stunning goal, this time from Eric Avila:

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