The sad news broke this afternoon that football had lost another legend, with Jloyd Samuel passing away.

The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a car crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.

The Trinidad and Tobago international played well over 100 games for Aston Villa, and was a regular for the Midlands side during their long stint in the Premier League.

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

As well as these two clubs, Jloyd Samuel enjoyed spells at Gillingham and Cardiff City, before moving to Iran to finish his playing career.

He only hung up his playing boots in 2017, before becoming player-manager of Egerton.

The footballing world have been quick to pay their respects on Twitter following the announcement of his death.

Here is a look at some of the tributes paid to Jloyd Samuel:

Football fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that Aston Villa can get a win for their former left back in tonight’s Play-Off Semi Final second leg.

The news has left the footballing world reeling.

https://twitter.com/brandon_banda/status/996391787165093888

This man describes Jloyd Samuel as a gent, and says he has been taken from us far too soon.

Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.

Aston Villa fans have called for a minute’s silence or applause ahead of tonight’s game to remember their former defender.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that their players will wear black armbands tonight as a show of respect.

The thoughts of everyone at the72 are with the friends and family of Jloyd Samuel at this time. May he rest in peace.

 

 


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