Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, killed in car crash

Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, killed in car crash

- Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, has died in a car crash today, May 15

- He died at the age of 37

- The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association confirmed the very sad news on their official Facebook page

Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, has died in a car crash today, May 15, at the age of 37.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association confirmed the very sad news on their official Facebook page.

Samuel in his early days was part of the prestigious Sunday League youth side Senrab and came through the ranks at Charlton before joining Villa.

Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, killed in car crash after dropping children at school

Samuel playing for Bolton (Image: Getty Images)

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He went on to make close to 200 appearances for the Villans after his debut in 1999 before joining Bolton in 2007.

Samuel, who ended his playing career in Iran, made a handful of international appearances for Trinidad after playing for England at Under-21 level.

The statement read: "We've received some terrible news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash this morning in England.

Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, killed in car crash after dropping children at school

Samuel in action for Bolton (Image: PA Archive)

"According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago."

Samuel had most recently been manager of Cheshire non-league side Egerton.

The late defender had been selected by England in 2004 by Sven-Goran Eriksson but was not selected and later chose to play for the country of his birth.

Former Aston Villa defender, Jlloyd Samuel, killed in car crash after dropping children at school

Samuel in action for Villa (Image: Getty Images)

While speaking about his experiences of playing in Iran, Samuel said last year: "When I first arrived at the training ground, they gave me a special welcome - I saw the sheep, the sheep looked at me, I was looking at the sheep and the next thing the neck is gone."

"People were walking through the blood, they put it on themselves and then carried on like nothing had happened.

"I soon realised that was their culture, they do it for good fortune. If they are struggling in the league, or need good luck for a big derby match, then they would do it before a game.

"In the end I would turn around, I did not want to see it, I was not against their religion, but it is something I did not want to see."

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Former club Aston Villa are likely to pay their respects to their former player at their play-off clash with Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, May 15.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Premier League giants Manchester United have been hit with a severe blow following the death of their former star player Liam Miller.

Liam Miller who was an Irish professional football star is said to have died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller was diagnosed with cancer in November last year and had been undergoing treatment in the United States and Ireland.

The midfielder played under Sir Alex Ferguson for two years at Old Trafford between 2004-2006 netting twice in 22 appearances in all competitions.

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