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Cyrille Regis

West Bromwich Albion FC, Coventry City FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 15: A 3
*(actual F x: A x)
70% successful

1982-87

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
173

Profile

Full name Cyrille Gilbert Regis MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 9 February 1958 in Maripasoula, French Guiana [not registered in the UK]. Third of five children (Nilla, Imbert, then David & Denise), to Robert and Mathilda.
Attended Kensal Rise Primary School and Cardinal Hinsley RC Secondary School in Harlesden
Married to Beverley M. McDonald [registered in Birmingham, June 1983]
Died 14 January 2018, of a suspected heart-attack.
Funeral held on 30 January, following a celebration of his life at The HAwthorns.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 4lbs [1983].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Smokin' Joe: 25 Years in Football - Tony Matthews (Britespot Publishing Ltd, 20 September 2002)
My Story: The Autobiography of the First Black Icon of British Football - Cyrille Regis & Chris Green
(André Deutsch Ltd, 2 September 2010)

Club Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football with Borough of Brent Schools and his junior football with Ryder Brent Valley FC and Oxford & Kilburn Boys FC, from where he had a trial with Chelsea FC, unfortunately, a hamstring injury prevented his particpation. From 1975-76, Regis playd with Athenian League side, Mosley FC. On 7 July 1976, Regis signed for Istmian League side, Hayes FC. After being spotted by scout Ronnie Allen, in May 1977, West Bromwich Albion FC signed Regis for a £10,000 total transfer fee. After 81 goals in 241 Division One appearances, Regis signed for Coventry City FC for £300,000 in October 1984, where he scored another 47 goals in 238 Division One appearances. Aston Villa FC signed Regis in the 1991 summer, rejoining Ron Atkinson, and made another 52 Division One/Premier League appearances, scoring twelve goals. Joined Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1993 for nineteen Division One (old Division Two) appearances, scoring twice, Wycombe Wanderers FC in 1994 for 35 Division Two appearances and nine goals and finally Chester City FC in 1995 for 27 Division Three appearances and seven goals. He retired from football in October 1996, eight months after playing his final game.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1986-87; FA Premier League runners-up 1992-93;
Individual honours PFA Young Player of the Year 1978-79; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1978-79, 1981-82; Member of the Briitsih Empire January 2008
Distinctions BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1981-82, West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Norwich City FC, FA Cup Fifth round tie, 13 February 1982.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Tony Matthews' Smokin' Joe [2002].

England Career

Player number 955th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 559, 23 February 1982, England 4 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (65), aged 24 years 14 days.
Last match No. 628, 14 October 1987, England 8 Turkey 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (72), aged 29 years 247 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982 (withdrew from provisional squad); British Championships 1981-82;
Team honours British Championships winners 1981-82;
Individual honours England B (three appeances, 1978-80), England U21 (six appearances, three goals, 1978-82)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

After leaving school, Regis earned his trade as an electrician. Became a football agent with the Stellar Group after he retired from playing

 

Cyrille Regis - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 5 3 2 3 2 173 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Cyrille Regis - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 0 2 4.333 0.667 66.7 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All - White 5 3 1 1 15 3 +12 0 3 3.00 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Cyrille Regis - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +8
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +8
British Championship 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
All 5 3 1 1 15 3 +12 0 3 3.00 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Cyrille Regis - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1986-88 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +8
ECP All 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +8
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1981-82 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +8
BC 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 0 3 4.333 0.00 100.0 +3

 

Cyrille Regis - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 3 full capsx


Age 20
1 b 28 November 1978 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Praha Fr HW sub ?

Age 22
2 b 14 October 1980 - England 1 USA A 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start off 9
3 b 17 November 1980 - England 1 Australia A 0, St. Andrew's, Birmingham Fr HW Start off 9

Age 24
1 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW sub 65 ?
2 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff AW sub 80 ?
3 563 2 June 1982 - Iceland 1 England 1, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík Fr AD Start off 40 10
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced by Ron Greenwood on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. One of the 18 players not going to Spain was Cyrille Regis, who had already withdrawn from the squad because of a torn hamstring injury.

 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

4 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start off 80 8
 Club: Coventry City F.C. - 1 full cap  

Age 29
5 628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW sub 72 16

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