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Former Esteghlal player Jlloyd Samuel killed in car crash

Jlloyd Samuel Esteghlal

Tehran Times - The former Esteghlal defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash in the north west of England on Tuesday morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association have announced.

The 37-year-old player was understood to be on the way home after dropping his kids off at school when he collided with a truck on a country lane near Warrington.

Jlloyd Samuel played for Iranian football team Esteghlal for three years and helped the Blues win title in Iran’s Hazfi Cup in 2012 and Iranian league in 2013.

He also played for another Iranian club Paykan for one year.

Samuel played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers in the top-flight and represented England at Under-21 level.

He switched allegiances to play for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.

“We’ve received some terrible news that former national defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash this morning in England,” a statement read. 

“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago,” it added.

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