Simon Cox


Simon Cox
  • Full Name: Simon Cox
  • Position: Forward
  • Birthday: April 28, 1987 (Age: 26)
  • Club: Nottingham Forest
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.8m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 85 0 0 2

Simon Cox

Cox has been a bench warmer for his club side for much of the Premier League season, but that has not stopped him becoming something of a favourite in the eye of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

English-born, he qualifies for Ireland through his grandmother and his whole hearted in his approach has impressed Trapattoni, who loves to see him players working for the team as well as themselves in this well-drilled Irish side.

Cox is unlikely to see too much tournament action unless injury or ill fortune strike down the likes of Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle or Shane Long and yet tournament football has a habit of opening doors for unlikely heroes.

This former Reading and Swindon striker may be something of a journeyman professional, but his chance to become an Irish hero for the rest of his life could present itself at Euro 2012 this summer and after playing in six of his nation’s qualifiers, he has earned the right to have a crack at glory this summer.

Euro 2012

Croatia 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
Spain 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
Italy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0