The world of football have been paying their tributes, following the shocking news earlier today that Sky Blues Legend and FA Cup Winner, Cyrille Regis had passed away.
RIP Cyril Regis.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 15, 2018
A great man. Helped set the foundations for others. Always remembered.
Devastated this morning my hero my pioneer the man behind the reason I wanted to play football has passed away 😢 my heart goes out to all his family RIP Cyrille Regis pic.twitter.com/145idFZopb— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) January 15, 2018
Saddened to hear that Cyrille Regis has passed away. A tremendous striker and fine man whose legacy goes beyond the game, helping to pave a way for black footballers in this country. #RIPCyrille— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2018
Just heard the news that great friend and colleague Cyrille Regis has passed away. So sad , what a gentleman and so proud to have know him for 30 years.. thoughts with his family. Life is so cruel . RIP C. Xx— David Phillips (@7777dp) January 15, 2018
Heavy heart this morning, just heard that Cyrille Regis has passed away age 59. He was more than just a footballer, he blazed a trail for every black player who followed him, an inspiration to myself and many players of my era. A humble man and a great man.#RIPC— Brighty (@Mark__Bright) January 15, 2018
Can’t believe I wake up to find Very sad news about my former @Coventry_City strike partner. RIP Cyrille Regis,(big C)— Kevin Gallacher (@kevingallacher8) January 15, 2018
Never forget how his physical presence helped me score so many goals and settle into English football. #legend
Very sad news this morning as it’s confirmed Cyrille Regis has passed away at the age of 59.— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) January 15, 2018
I’m actually devastated 😢 R.I.P to the great that is Cyrille Regis. Being blessed know him on a personal level, his story is amazing. He opened the door for many of us black footballers today and without him many of us wouldn’t be able to play the game we love. Rest up champ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WCgxjZy7Zu— #RCC21 (@MrReiceCook) January 15, 2018
RIP Cyrille Regis pleasure to have met and spoke to you many of times on a personal level. You paved the way for a lot of the young black players in the game now and remain an icon for them m. A true great of the game may you rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/nAyd9M8rPV— Cyrus Christie (@cyruschristie) January 15, 2018
What a man. What a centre-forward! One of my earliest football memories was walking into WBA for a trial as a 13 year old kid, seeing Cyrille Regis and being in awe of him. RIP big man 😢— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 15, 2018
Devastated,Sad,Gutted and totally Shocked by the news that Cyrille Regis has died.— Dion Dublin (@DionDublinsDube) January 15, 2018
He was my ALL TIME footballing hero and idol...... and the main reason why I wanted to be a Centre Forward,just like him! #LEGEND
I’m gonna miss you my FRIEND!
RIP Big C pic.twitter.com/9VBJ9EcDGs
Gutted Cyrille Regis has passed away, top player and bloke ! #Pusb— Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) January 15, 2018
I am saddened to hear of the death of cyrille Regis , met him many times at Coventry city and had some good chats together. A great player but a real gent , he will be missed by many , RIP cyrille— Noel David Whelan (@NoelDavidWhelan) January 15, 2018
Rest in peace Cyrille Regis, not just a fantastic football player but also a lovely person and pioneer for young black footballers! May God bless and comfort his family at this time🙏🏾— Kwame Thomas (@KwameKtyThomas) January 15, 2018
Shocked to hear the news that Cyrille Regis has passed away, such sad news, a Coventry City legend and role model to so many. RIP big man ⚽️💙🙏🏼— Gary McSheffrey (@sheebagee) January 15, 2018
Devastating news, i cleaned Big C’s boots at Coventry City. One of the best people you could ever wish to meet and what an incredible footballer. Always willing to give you all the help he could on and off the pitch https://t.co/QsbWMkw9oM— Dean Kiely (@deankiely40) January 15, 2018
R.I.P Cyrille Regis— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) January 15, 2018