Ex West Brom And England Striker Cyrille Regis Dies Aged 59

By Christian Smith 

Former West Brom and England Striker Cyrille Regis has died, the Professional Footballers’ Association has announced.

The 59-year-old, who won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987, died on Sunday  following a cardiac arrest.

Tributes dedicated to the Guyana born football star are pouring in from all angles.

The PFA while announcing described him as a “a true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.”

Andrew Cole, @vancole9, said: “Devastated this morning my hero my pioneer the man behind the reason I wanted to play football has passed away 😢 my heart goes out to all his family RIP Cyrille Regis.”

Another football legend, who shared the field with the deceased, Alan Sherer recalled earlier moments with him.

“What a man. What a centre-forward!,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle, @alanshearer.

“One of my earliest football memories was walking into WBA for a trial as a 13 year old kid, seeing Cyrille Regis and being in awe of him. RIP big man 😢

 

 

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