Cyrille Regis Who was Cyrille Regis? The French Guiana-born striker who played for England Ronan Murphy 18:26 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Premier League Coventry City Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion Championship The third black player to line out for England, Cyrille Regis played over 600 league games and received an MBE in 2008 for his services to football Cyrille Regis died on January 14, 2018 following an eventful career that took him from non-league to the Premier League, and saw him play five times for England.The forward scored 158 goals in over 600 league appearances for a variety of clubs, including West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, and Aston Villa.In 1982, he became the third black player to be capped by England, following Viv Anderson and Laurie Cunningham. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Where was Cyrille Regis born?Regis was born on February 9, 1958 in the South American country French Guiana, to Robert and Mathile Regis. When he was just a child, he followed his father to London, where he impressed as an athlete at school.He was offered a trial at Chelsea, but injury saw his early dream of becoming a footballer fail to materialise. After school, he earned a City and Guilds diploma as an electrician, but played Sunday league and non-league football while working full-time.In 1975-76 and 1976-77, Regis played for non-league sides Molesley and Hayes respectively, with West Brom spotting him after he scored 24 goals in the Isthmian League.Who did Cyrille Regis play for?West Brom paid £5,000 to sign Regis in 1977. He had a dream debut against Rotherham United in the League Cup, scoring two goals to send the Baggies through. His league debut also saw him find the net, and he finished his maiden campaign in the First Division with 10 goals.At West Brom, he teamed up with fellow black players Laurie Cunningham and Brendan Batson, with the trio nicknamed ‘the Three Degrees’ after the American soul group. His second season was even better than his first, finishing with 13 goals as well as being voted the PFA Player of the Year.Regis finished his stint at West Brom with 112 goals in eight seasons at the club before moving to Coventry City in 1984 for £250,000. He went on to win his first silverware with Coventry, lifting the FA Cup in 1987. He scored in the third round and the quarter-final and had a goal ruled out for offside as City defeated Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.Former West Brom manager Ron Atkinson took him to Aston Villa in 1991, and he played in the inaugural Premier League season the following year as Villa finished runners-up. Regis’s later career saw him spend short stints at Wolves, Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City before retiring in October 1996.In the 80s while at West Brom and Coventry, he played five times for England, but was eligible to play for France due to his place of birth. His first senior game came in the 1982 British Home Championship, coming off the bench in a 4-0 win over Northern Ireland. He played four more times, with his last appearance coming in 1987 during an 8-0 rout of Turkey.What did Cyrille Regis do after football?After initially trying his hand at coaching at West Brom, Regis became a sports agent, where he covered a variety of disciplines outside of football. This included representing his nephew Jason Roberts, a striker who played for Bristol Rovers, West Brom and Wigan Athletic in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was also the agent of sprinter John Regis, who set the UK 200 metres record in 1994, with a time of 19.87 seconds, which still stands as the national record today.In 2004, he was named as one of West Brom’s 16 best players ever in a poll to mark the club’s 125th birthday, while he was also chosen as one of Coventry’s 30-best post-war players in 2008. Regis was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2008. West Brom are due to unveil a 10-foot statue of Regis, Cunningham and Batson at the Hawthorns this season.Work on the statue begun in 2013, with Regis remarking after seeing the designs: “We were part of that first generation of black players in this country and I’m sure that if you ask any second generation player they will tell you they were inspired by Laurie. That’s why the statue will be so important.”Cyrille Regis MBE died in January 2018, aged 59. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
OTTAWA — David Lametti loves the law, he said just after being sworn in as Canada’s new justice minister.“I know it’s a cliche to say that, but I do,” the 56-year-old said outside Rideau Hall. “I have done my best to teach and to think about the ways in which law has an impact on our daily lives. I’ll continue to do that.”Lametti is the child of Italian immigrants. As a boy, he went to construction sites with his father, a carpenter who founded his own construction company. His mother was a caterer in the Niagara region after his father’s early death.His education took him from the University of Toronto to McGill University, to Yale Law School and Oxford University, where he co-captained the Oxford Blues men’s hockey team with Mark Carney, who’d become governor of the Bank of Canada.Ex-teammate Trevor Farrow called Lametti smart, funny and highly organized, a guy who took charge of the team and organized trips and games. Farrow, now associate dean of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, said Lametti always had something nice to say about teammates and never took himself too seriously even when he was focused on the game.During a 2012 lunchtime seminar at the University of Cambridge — the video of which is posted online — Lametti spoke about how he was a bit of a philosophy junkie and sat in on lectures at Oxford, which led to him focus on the intersection of legal and ethical ideas.Lametti became a law professor and a founding member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill. Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, the centre’s current director, said Lametti’s interest is in how the law influences public policy and where both need improvement.“He’s a good scholar, a good academic, but he needs a position where he can make a difference … and translate what he knows into something concrete,” Moyse said, adding it was partly why Lametti go into politics.Lametti won the riding of LaSalle-Emard-Verdun — once held by former prime minister Paul Martin — in 2015 and served as a parliamentary secretary for the last three years.The father of three was also involved in his community, including as an assistant coach for an under-16 competitive soccer team.Here’s a quick look at the rest of the ministers involved in Monday’s cabinet shuffle.Bernadette Jordan– First woman elected to represent the Nova Scotia riding of South Shore-St. Margarets– Spent eight years prior to politics as part of a team raising millions of dollars for health care in the region around Bridgewater, N.S.– A former president of the Atlantic Community Newspaper AssociationSeamus O’Regan– Former television personality who spent a decade as co-host of CTV’s Canada AM show– From St. John’s, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador– Former executive assistant to justice minister and later senior policy adviser to premier in the Newfoundland and Labrador government– Appointed minister of veterans affairs in 2017Jody Wilson-Raybould– First Indigenous woman to hold the post of justice minister and attorney general– Worked as a provincial prosecutor in Vancouver after being called to the bar in 2000– Former regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations.– Descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoplesJane Philpott– Spent three decades as a physician — in Niger and then as a family doctor in Stouffville, Ont.– Former chief of family medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and taught medicine at the University of Toronto.– Previously served as health minister and Indigenous services ministerThe Canadian Press