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Former Chester FC hero Cyrille Regis dies

16 January, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Cyrille Regis has died aged 59

Regis turned to faith after his friend, Cunningham passed away in a tragic vehicle accident in 1989 His career wouldn't end though - Cyrille moved to Aston Villa from Coventry City, where he was an FA Cup victor, and continued to notch up the goals despite him not getting any younger.

Who did Cyrille Regis play for?

Regis won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987, having been one of the stars of the Baggies team between 1977 and 1984.

Off the pitch, Regis was inducted into the Coventry City Hall of Fame, voted WBA all-time Cult Hero and received an MBE in 2008.

Following his spell at Coventry, Regis joined Aston Villa before stints with Wolves, Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City.

He was also a paragon for black excellence, forming part of Ron Atkinson's fabled "Three Degrees" at the Hawthorns, alongside the similarly gifted Laurie Cunningham and Brendan Batson.

As an worldwide, Regis represented England at Under-21 and B level, before making his senior debut against Northern Ireland in 1982.


John Sillett, who managed Coventry to FA Cup glory with Regis in the side, spoke warmly of his former striker.

"No one can underestimate the influence he had on the game or British black culture".

Cyrille Regis had worked as a coach and later a football agent after retiring from the game in 1996. He was also the agent of sprinter John Regis, who set the United Kingdom 200 metres record in 1994, with a time of 19.87 seconds, which still stands as the national record today.

"I think he was the best centre forward I've ever had and I've had some top players".

Work on the statue begun in 2013, with Regis remarking after seeing the designs: "We were part of that first generation of black players in this country and I'm sure that if you ask any second generation player they will tell you they were inspired by Laurie".

In a statement, it said: "It is great sadness that the FPA announce the death last night from a heart attack of one of the Club's great legends Cyrille Regis".

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