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Football: Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

PUBLISHED: 08:57 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 15 January 2018

Cyrille Regis (left) in action for Coventry City. The former football has passed away aged 59 (pic: PA)

Cyrille Regis (left) in action for Coventry City. The former football has passed away aged 59 (pic: PA)

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Former England forward, who grew up in Brent, has passed away

Ex-England international Cyrille Regis has died, aged 59.

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

He scored 112 goals in 297 appearances for Albion before moving on to Coventry City, winning the FA Cup with the Sky Blues in 1987.

In a stellar career, Regis also played for Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City.

The Professional Footballers’ Association announced the news on Monday morning and wrote in a tweet from its official account: “A true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.”

After being born in French Guiana, Regis later relocated with his family to the borough Brent.

The striker represented the borough as a schoolboy having attended Cardinal Hinsley High School, and also played Sunday league football for Ryder Brent Valley.

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