Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Former Aston Villa Defender Jlloyd Samuel Dies at Age 37

Jlloyd Samuel Jlloyd Samuel was involved in a road accident on Tuesday Credit getty Images
Kristopher Love | 15 May, 2018, 20:44

Aston Villa announced that players would be wearing black armbands during tonight's Championship play-off match against Middlesbrough as a mark of respect.

He attempted to switch global allegiance before Trinidad and Tobago played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Mr Samuel who also played for Bolton and Cardiff, as well as England u18s, u20s and u21s before switching his worldwide allegiance to Trinidad and Tobago, where he was born.

Later, Cheshire Police confirmed he had died in a crash between a Range Rover and a van, in High Legh, near Warrington, jus before 8am.

'His vehicle caught fire and his body was discovered burnt.

He also played 71 times for Bolton Wanderers during their time in the top flight.

The footballing world has been rocked by the tragic news of Jlloyd Samuel's death, and tributes for the former defender have already been pouring in.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national team-mates at this time extend deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

An athletic and composed left-footed player, he was earmarked as one of the country's most promising left backs and represented England at Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level.

The English Football League tweeted: "The #EFL is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel".

Bolton added: 'Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

Samuel made 199 appearances for Villa after signing with the club in 1998, and played 83 times for Bolton between 2007 and 2011.