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Premier League clubs to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis

TRIBUTES: Cyrille Regis

EACH STADIUM hosting a Premier League fixture this weekend will hold a minute's applause in tribute to Cyrille Regis, with players wearing black armbands. It is understood clubs made representations to the Premier League, with executive chairman Richard Scudamore wholly supportive of plans.

Scudamore told The Voice: "“Cyrille Regis was a fantastic footballer and a trailblazer for black players at all levels of the sport. The way he conducted himself on the pitch, and in his post-playing career as a campaigner and role model, had a hugely positive impact on English football. Everyone involved in the game owes him a debt of gratitude.”

Regis died of a suspected heart attack on January 14. He played 241 times for West Brom, scoring 81 goals between 1977 and 1984. He also played for Wolves, Coventry and Aston Villa with distinction. Regis was the third black player to be capped by England at senior level after Viv Anderson and Laurie Cunningham.

The French Guiana-born striker's playing career spanned 19 years. He made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals.

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