Aston Villa striker Cyrille Regis, circa 1992. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

CYRILLE REGIS

AVST is sad to hear the news this morning that Cyrille Regis has died.

Cyrille was a true gentleman and a Midlands football legend. A prolific player, having made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals – 12 in 52 between 1991 and 1993 for Villa.

A pioneer in British football, best remembered as one of the “Three Degrees” who changed football forever in the 1970s. He was hugely respected by everyone in the game. Big Ron rightly commented this morning: “He was an even better bloke than he was a player.”

Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP.