Coventry City are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former striker Cedric Roussel, at the age of just 45.
Cedric played 43 games for the Sky Blues from 1999-2001, scoring 11 goals.
Roussel joined City initially on a season-long loan from Gent in his native Belgium. He scored his first goal in a 2-1 win over local rivals Aston Villa in November 1999.
He would form a potent strike partnership with Robbie Keane, as the Sky Blues under Gordon Strachan played a brand of exciting, attacking football that would see the team dubbed 'The Entertainers'.
The intelligent link play and aerial threat of Roussel was crucial in creating opportunities for the likes of Keane, Gary McAllister and Moustapha Hadji, as City finished the season in 14th place in the Premier League.
Roussel's move to Highfield Road was made permanent in the Summer of 2000 following his highly successful loan. The Sky Blues, without Keane and McAllister, would struggle the 2000/01 campaign and would be relegated in May 2001, with Roussel leaving in February 2001 following an injury affected season.
He would move to Wolves, before spells at sides including Mons and Genk. Following retirement from football, Cedric worked in the real estate industry.
Capped three times by his country, Cedric sadly passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest.
The condolences of all at Coventry City Football Club are with Cedric's family and friends at this very sad time.