Family pays tribute to former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel

Jlloyd Samuel

"We've received some bad news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash this morning in England", read a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago FA.

Cheshire police confirmed Samuel died on the scene.

A spokesman for the force said: "At around 7.55am police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover near to Costcutter on West Lane".

Samuel lived with his wife Emma and three children - Javarne, Lakyle and Amara - in nearby Lymm.

In a statement, the father-of-four's family said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

File image of Jlloyd Samuel.

Samuel, a full back, represented England at under-21 level before going on to play for Trinidad and Tobago's senior team.

Samuel was born in the city of San Fernando in the south-west of Trinidad but moved to England as a youngster.

Samuel also played for Bolton and had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran in 2015.

"Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle".

Another former Villa player, Stan Collymore, added: "Devastating news about J Lloyd Samuel".

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

"Rest in peace, Jlloyd".

Bolton Wanderers also paid tribute to their former man.

"He was extremely popular and well-loved by all who were fortunate to know him".

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