Former West Brom and England Player Cyrille Regis dies of cardiac arrest @59
|The late Cyrille Regis|
Brief History of Cyril RegisThe Professional Footballers Association released a statement confirming the death of Former West Bromwich Albion and England Striker Cyrille Regis early hours on Monday.
Cyrille Regis died following a Cardiac arrest.Cyrille Regis has so far won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987. He was one of the stars of the Baggies team (1977-1984).
Cyrille Regis also played for West Bromwich Albion, where he has 297 appearances and score 112 goals before his move to Coventry. He also won the FA Cup with the Sky Blues in 1987 and was appointed an MBE in 2008.
Cyrille Regis was born in French Guiana in February 1958 and moved to London with his family at the age of five.
He was spotted playing Sunday morning football by Chairman of Surrey non-League club Molesy, this led to him signing a £5,000 contract with West Brom in May 1977. He made a spectacular start, scoring 2 goals in a league cup tie against Rotherham in September that same year. He became friends with Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Baston who joined West Brom in 1978 and fans nickname the three of them, 'The Three Degrees'
Cyrille Regis was voted the PFA Young Player of the year in 1978 and represented England at the Under-21 level and won his first senior cap against Northern Ireland in February 1982. After his exit from Coventry, Cyrille also played for Aston Villa, Wolves, Wycombe and Chester before ending his career in 1996. He then started working as an agent for the Stellar Group.
Cyrille Regis died of a Cardiac Arrest on Sunday 14th January 2018.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.