Who is Andy Cole's wife Shirley Dewar?

ANDY Cole will return to the pitch on Sunday (6 September) for Soccer Aid 2020 to raise money for UNICEF.

But who is the former England star's wife, Shirley Dewar? Here's what we know.

Who is Andy Cole's Wife Shirley Dewar?

Cole married his long-time girlfriend Shirley Dewar in July 2002.

There is not much known about Shirley's profession or history.

The couple have a son together, Devante, who is a professional footballer. He signed to Wigan Athletic in 2018.

What happened between Andy Cole and Shirley Dewar?

In 2008, Cole was questioned by police after an alleged assault on his wife at their home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, before being released on bail.

The allegations were unfounded and turned out to be false.

Six months later, Cole, through his representative law firm Schillings, won damages in an action against the owners of the Daily Star for defamation regarding the publication of material concerning the assault allegations and for harms caused against his family by sensationalist reports.

When is Andy Cole taking part in Soccer Aid?

This year the match had originally been pencilled in for Saturday, June 6 – but will now take place on Sunday, September 6.

Soccer Aid for Unicef raises money towards making sure more children in impoverished countries can spend more time at play.

However, this year there will be no fans in attendance because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Viewers can tune in live on ITV from 6.30pm, on Sunday, September 6.

The game will also be able to be live streamed on the ITV Hub.

Since it was founded by Robbie Williams 14 years ago, it has raised more than £38million for charity.

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