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Former Burton Albion footballer shot dead in Amsterdam

Footballer Kelvin Maynard was shot dead in Amsterdam, his club have announced. Credit: BPM Media

Former Burton defender Kelvin Maynard has been killed in a shooting incident in Amsterdam, his Dutch club have announced.

The 32-year-old, who made 10 appearances for the Brewers during an injury-hit spell after being signed by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, was playing for non-league side Alphense Boys in Holland.

A statement on the club's official website said: "Last night, we received the terrible news of the death of Kelvin Maynard.

"The player of Alphense Boys Sunday 1 was a victim of a shooting incident in Amsterdam-Zuidoost last night.

"Our deepest condolences go to the wife and children of Kelvin, his family and friends."

The club's clash with Hollandia on Sunday has been postponed as a mark of respect.

The 32-year-old made 10 appearances for the Brewers. Credit: BPM Media

A police statement said: "We can confirm that the fatal victim of the shooting incident on Langbroekdreef last night was 32-year-old Kelvin Maynard. The investigation into his death is in full swing."

A statement on the Brewers' official website said: "Everyone at Burton Albion Football Club is saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former player Kelvin Maynard at the age of 32. "Our sympathies go out to all his family and friends at this difficult time."

Maynard was brought to England by fellow Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink when he was manager of Burton Albion in 2014. Credit: BPM Media

Maynard was brought to England by fellow Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink when he was manager of Burton Albion in 2014.

He made nine appearances for the Brewers between 2014 and 2016, scoring one goal. He helped get the Brewers promoted from League Two in his first campaign. But he suffered a knee injury in pre-season that ruled him out of the following campaign, in which the club would seal a second successive promotion to the Championship.

Maynard then went to Dutch side SV Spakenburg in 2017.

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