Aston Villa pay tribute to Jlloyd Samuel ahead of play-off clash

James Marshall
May 17, 2018

The 37-year-old was reportedly killed in a auto accident in England on Tuesday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on a country lane in High Legh, Cheshire, after his Range Rover collided with a van.

Samuel also played for England at youth level, featuring for the Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 teams, but pledged his global allegiance to Trinidad, winning two caps.

He switched allegiance to Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.

Former Trinidad and Tobago global Jlloyd Samuel died on Tuesday in a tragic vehicle crash in the north of England.

"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".

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation said via their official Facebook page that Samuel had died following a collision shortly after dropping his children off at school.

In a statement, the father-of-four's family said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

They added: "His next of kin have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained officers".

Samuel was born in the city of San Fernando in the south-west of Trinidad but moved to England as a youngster.

Football players who knew Samuel took the chance to send condolence messages through social media.

At club level, he joined Aston Villa in 1998, making 198 appearance before moving to Bolton Wanderers in 2007.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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