Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a automobile crash in Cheshire.
The 37-year-old, most not too long ago player-manager of non-league facet Egerton, died on Tuesday.
Samuel made 199 appearances for Villa after signing with the membership in 1998, and performed 83 instances for Bolton between 2007 and 2011.
The Trinidad and Tobago Soccer Affiliation mentioned he had “collided with an oncoming automobile”.
“We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the demise of our former participant Jlloyd Samuel on the age of simply 37 in a automobile accident,” Championship facet Villa mentioned on Twitter.
“Our gamers will put on black armbands as a mark of respect tonight [in their play-off semi-final] and our ideas are together with his family and friends at this very troublesome time.”
Samuel gained two worldwide caps for Trinidad and Tobago, and in addition performed membership soccer in Iran between 2011 and 2015.
The Trinidad and Tobago FA continued on Fb: “We have obtained some horrible information that former nationwide defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers participant Jlloyd Samuel died in a automobile crash this morning in England.
“Based on experiences, Jlloyd was returning dwelling after dropping his children off to highschool and collided with an oncoming automobile.
“The Trinidad and Tobago Soccer Affiliation and his former nationwide team-mates at the moment extends deepest condolences to his relations each within the UK and right here in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Cheshire Police mentioned they have been referred to as to a severe collision involving a van and a Vary Rover in Excessive Legh, Cheshire at 07:55 BST.
“Sadly the driving force of the automobile, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died on the scene,” they mentioned in a press release.
“His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable and are at present being supported by specifically educated officers.
“The driving force of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained severe accidents and has been taken to hospital for therapy.”
Soccer pays tribute
Manchester United defender Ashley Younger: “Completely gutted to listen to the information of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel. Took me beneath his wing after I joined Villa and helped me settle. Such a very good man on and off the pitch and a really good buddy.”
Bolton Wanderers: “Everyone related to Bolton Wanderers Soccer Membership is deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of our former defender, Jlloyd Samuel.
“Relaxation in peace, Jlloyd. Our deepest condolences are together with his household and buddies at this troublesome time.”
Cardiff Metropolis: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of former Cardiff Metropolis defender, Jlloyd Samuel. Our ideas are together with his family and friends at this extremely troublesome time.”
Charlton Athletic: “The membership are deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel, who started his profession in Charlton’s youth system. The ideas of everybody on the membership are together with his household and buddies at this troublesome time.”
Gamers’ union, the PFA: “Our honest condolences exit to the household and buddies of Jlloyd Samuel who has died aged 37.”
Former team-mate and Liverpool academy coach Michael Beale mentioned: “Completely heartbroken to listen to of the passing of my childhood buddy and team-mate. A good looking particular person.”