The footballing world has been rocked by the tragic news of Jlloyd Samuel’s death, and tributes for the former defender have already been pouring in.
The Trinidad and Tobago FA first made public the news on their Facebook page, revealing that the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was heartbreakingly killed in a car crash after dropping his children off at school.
Samuel was well known to fans of English football fans having spent a large part of his career playing in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.
He made his debut in 1999 and went on to make almost 200 appearances for the Villans before transferring to Bolton. A former England player at youth level, Samuel also spent time in Iran with Esteghlal and Paykan.
Many from around the world of football flocked to Twitter to pay their respects to Samuel, who was just 37 years of age.
Absolutely gutted to hear the news of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel. Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle. Such a good guy on and off the pitch and a truly good friend. Condolences to Emma, his kids and the Samuel family. RIP J 🙏🏾❤
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) May 15, 2018
How terribly sad to hear that Jlloyd Samuel has been killed in a car crash after dropping his children off at school. Those poor, poor children. Thoughts with them, his wife Emma, and all his family. ❤️
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) 15 May 2018
Terribly sad news about former #avfc player Jlloyd Samuel who has died in a car crash. The Trinidad and Tobago FA said Samuel was ‘returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle’. Was only 37. Thoughts with his family and friends.
— Paul Suart (@PaulSuartWBA) 15 May 2018
Everybody associated with Bolton Wanderers Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former defender, Jlloyd Samuel.
Rest in peace, Jlloyd. Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.#BWFC pic.twitter.com/ghyeJpCuYd
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) 15 May 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a car accident
Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 15 May 2018
We’re saddened by the news of Jlloyd Samuel’s death, aged just 37.
Jlloyd played for the #YoungLions at U18, U20 and U21 levels, and was called up to the senior squad in 2004.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all who knew him. pic.twitter.com/MDEKioxCRV
— England (@England) May 15, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #CardiffCity defender, Jlloyd Samuel.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly difficult time. pic.twitter.com/SB0YTxzy2T
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) 15 May 2018
جی لوید ساموئل آخرین جام خود را ۵ سال پیش با #استقلال فتح کرد؛ او سالها در سطح اول فوتبال انگلیس و در تیمهایی همچون استون ویلا، بولتون و کاردیف بازی کرده بود.
به یادت خواهیم بود جواهر سیاه 💙 pic.twitter.com/zw101KYQrR
— Esteghlal (@Esteghlal) May 15, 2018
Absolutely devastated hearing the news about passing of former teammate Jlloyd Samuel. Jlloyd was a huge family man and was loved in the Locker room. RIP Lloydy, thinking of your family at this time. #bwfcfamily pic.twitter.com/ENKsdWU38n
— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) May 15, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the young family of JLloyd Samuel at this sad time.. and to all those knew him.. RIP 🙏
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) May 15, 2018
RIP Jlloyd Samuel.
Way too young to die. Horrible, horrible news. Had a cracking couple of seasons under GT and O’Leary in an @AVFCOfficial shirt.
Really saddened by this, another holte ender in the sky
Let’s win for him tonight. #avfc #utv pic.twitter.com/Lqgg3nUITT
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) 15 May 2018