WATCH: R.I.P. Cyrille Regis (1958-2018)

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Football pioneer Cyrille Regis has died just short of his 60th birthday.

One of the first top black players, he was a trailblazer for generations of talented players that followed in his giant footsteps.

He was born in French Guiana before moving to London at five years of age and influenced black players such as Mark Wright, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole and David James.

At 19, Regis signed for West Bromwich Albion for £5,000 plus £5,000 in add-ons in May 1977.

He won 5 England caps.

 

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