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Cyrille Regis | 1958 - 2018

Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of, former player, Cyrille Regis at the age of 59.

The thoughts of all at Wolves are with Cyrille’s family, friends and former clubs at this difficult time.

As one of the first prominent black players of the game alongside Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, Regis was a pioneer of English football, paving the way for many to follow in his footsteps.

The striker was also one of the few players that was held in high regard by football fans from every corner of the Midlands, having enjoyed long spells with West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City before moves to both Aston Villa and Wolves.

Regis joined Wolves from Aston Villa in August 1993 and stayed at Molineux for a year, scoring twice in 22 league and cup appearances before moving to Wycombe Wanderers in August 1994.

After his playing days, the former forward was a regular and friendly visitor to Molineux and Compton Park during his work as an agent.

Regis was appointed an MBE in 2008 for his services to the voluntary sector and football.