Former Aston Villa defender Samuel dies

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Aston Villa paid tribute to former defender Jlloyd Samuel on Tuesday after he was killed in a auto accident in Cheshire.

Tributes flooded in after Samuel's death was announced with Manchester United's Ashley Young, a former Villa team-mate, tweeting: "Absolutely gutted to hear the news of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel".

The 37-year-old, who was a Trinidad and Tobago worldwide died on the spot after his Range Rover collided with a van in High Legh near Lymm.

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.

Samuel was born in Trinidad and Tobago but grew up in London.

A MAN from Chester is in a serious condition following a crash that claimed the life of a former Premier League footballer.

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

"The TTFA and all his former teammates extends deepest condolences to his family in this most hard time". He also had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran.

Samuel was killed in a vehicle crash on Tuesday morning in the north west of England, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association announced in a statement.

Villa later confirmed their players will wear black armbands in Tuesday's Championship play-off semi-final second leg with Middlesbrough as a mark of respect for Samuel.