Former West Brom and Aston Villa star Cyrille Regis dies at 59

Former West Brom and Aston Villa star Cyrille Regis dies at 59

- Former Premier League star Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59

- Regis made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals as he was most prolifically at West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City

- He became only the third black player to play for the English National team

Former footballer Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59 of a suspected heart-attack according to reports reaching NAIJ.com.

The French Guiana-born striker's professional playing career spanned 19 years, where he made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals, making him the most prolifically at West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City.

He also won five caps for the England national team between 1982 and 1987, Regis played 241 times for WBA, scoring 81 goals between 1977 and 1984.

Former West Brom, Coventry City and Aston Villa star Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

Former West Brom Cyrille Regis dies aged 59. Source: SUN

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He would move to Coventry City, where he played 238 times and netted 47 goals in a seven-year career.

Regis also enjoyed stints at Aston Villa, for whom he played 52 times between 1991 and 1993, and a brief stint at Wolves, where he scored twice in the 1993-94 season.

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Regis was voted as West Bromwich Albion's all time Cult Hero in a BBC Sport poll, gaining 65% of the vote.

In the same year he was named as one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest players, in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations.

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