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Cyrille Regis: a pioneer on the pitch and the leader of a generation

Cyrille Regis and guests at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England.

The sun was shining on the Baseball Ground, which didn’t seem to happen very often at a ground traditionally reduced by early winter weather to a bog of sand and mud. But on that Saturday afternoon at the end of the 1970s – the exact details, including the score, don’t matter – even the climate seemed to be welcoming the visitors, Ron Atkinson’s West Bromwich Albion.

Cyrille Regis obituary

Security staff do a sweep of the stadium in the shadows of a picture of former West Brom striker Cyrille Regis before the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at...

Cyrille Regis, who has died aged 59 of a suspected heart attack, was a greatly admired centre-forward with West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and England and one of the first black footballers to make a significant impact on the British game.

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Cyrille Regis and guests at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England.

Cyrille Regis: a pioneer on the pitch and the leader of a generation

The sun was shining on the Baseball Ground, which didn’t seem to happen very often at a ground traditionally reduced by early winter weather to a bog of sand and mud. But on that Saturday afternoon at the end of the 1970s – the exact details, including the score, don’t matter – even the climate seemed to be welcoming the visitors, Ron Atkinson’s West Bromwich Albion.

Security staff do a sweep of the stadium in the shadows of a picture of former West Brom striker Cyrille Regis before the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at...

Cyrille Regis obituary

Cyrille Regis, who has died aged 59 of a suspected heart attack, was a greatly admired centre-forward with West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and England and one of the first black footballers to make a significant impact on the British game.