'By changing football, he changed the country': our readers on Cyrille Regis

Cyrille Regis was not just an international footballer. He was a special man who touched the lives of the people he met

Football fans across the country have been united in grief by the news that Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack. Regis, who won five caps for England, was perhaps best known for his “Three Degrees” days at West Brom and for winning the FA Cup with Coventry in 1987. But he was more than a player; he helped changed attitudes in the game and in the country, as our readers have been recalling.

We published a range of pieces about Regis yesterday – an obituary, an interview from our archive, a short video featuring him in action and some memories from Richard Williams – and our readers responded in kind by contributing their own stories. Here are a few of their memories:

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Source: theguardian
'By changing football, he changed the country': our readers on Cyrille Regis