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Cyrille Regis to join legends in National Football Museum Hall of Fame

Cyrille Regis died of a heart attack, aged 59, last year. Credit: PA Images

Footballing legend Cyrille Regis is to be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

The recognition, which is supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association, celebrates the achievements of those who have made an outstanding contribution to the game, either on or off the pitch.

The recognition trophy was received by Cyrille Regis' brother and wife and will be installed in the National Football Museum's hall of fame. Credit: ITV News Central

The trophy was received by Cyrille's brother, Dave and his wife Julia, at a special ceremony at Villa Park this afternoon, where he played for Aston Villa for two years.

Regis played more than 600 games throughout his 19-year career, including spells at West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A trailblazer for black players during the 1970s and 80s, he formed part of the 'Three Degree's alongside West Brom teammates Brendon Batson and Laurie Cunningham.

Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson were nicknamed 'The Three Degrees' Credit: Credit: ITV Central

Cyrille died of a heart attack in January 2018 aged 59.

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