CYRILLE REGIS

Former England international, Cyrille Regis, is fondly remembered as a true football legend. An exciting, prolific and whole-hearted centre-forward who thrilled crowds with his pace, strength and power, Cyrille had a penchant for scoring spectacular goals and provided inspiration to subsequent generations of black British players.

Cyrille, now in his 50s, has found happiness and contentment in his life. This would not have been possible if Cyrille had not found God. Although Cyrille had been brought up with Christian values as a child, he had veered away from those values as an adult. In July of 1989 Cyrille’s best friend and former team-mate Laurie Cunningham, died in a car crash. This tragedy had a devastating impact on Cyrille as just two years earlier, Cyrille and Laurie had both been in a car accident where they had survived.

Laurie’s death left Cyrille pondering questions such as: Is there really life after death? Where is God in all of this? Why did this happen? Cyrille’s search for answers ultimately lead him to what he describes as “a real encounter with Jesus”. This encounter would change his life forever.

THE FOOTBALLER