The previous Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a automotive crash on Tuesday morning.
“We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the demise of our former participant Jlloyd Samuel on the age of simply 37 in a automotive accident,” Villa mentioned on Twitter.
“Our gamers will put on black armbands as a mark of respect tonight [in the Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough] and our ideas are along with his family and friends at this very troublesome time.”
Samuel performed 169 league video games throughout 9 years at Villa from earlier than becoming a member of Bolton in 2007, happening to make 71 league appearances over 4 years. He additionally had mortgage spells at Gillingham and Cardiff. Most lately he was the player-manager of non-league aspect Egerton.
Samuel was capped by England from under-18 to under-21 stage and was an unused substitute for a senior worldwide in opposition to Sweden in 2004. He determined to signify Trinidad and Tobago, successful two caps. He additionally performed membership soccer in Iran between 2011 and 2015.
The Trinidad and Tobago FA mentioned in an announcement: “We’ve obtained some horrible information that former nationwide defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers participant Jlloyd Samuel died in a automotive crash this morning in England.
“In keeping with experiences, Jlloyd was returning residence after dropping his youngsters off to highschool and collided with an oncoming car.
“The Trinidad and Tobago FA and his former nationwide team-mates right now extends deepest condolences to his relations each within the UK and right here in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, Samuel moved to the UK as a teen and attended college in Blackheath. He performed for London Schoolboys and Charlton youth sides earlier than signing for Villa.
Cheshire police mentioned they had been known as to a critical collision involving a van and a Vary Rover in Excessive Legh, Cheshire at 7:55am.
“Sadly the motive force of the automotive, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died on the scene,” they mentioned in an announcement. “The driving force of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained critical accidents and has been taken to hospital.”