Cyrille Pops Into School

Last updated : 10 January 2009 By Ziad Chaudhry

Cardinal Hinsley RC Secondary School in Harlesden, London had a visit from a very famous former pupil Coventry City legend Cyrille Regis last month.

The 50-year-old French Guiana born former England international, who played for the Sky Blues between 1984 and 1991, including the famous 1987 FA Cup victory, went back to his old secondary school in North West London to hand out awards to pupils as they celebrated their end of year achievements.

Regis, who was known by City fans as 'Smokey Joe' or 'The Big C', who also played for West Brom, Coventry's bitter rivals Aston Villa, Wolves, Wycombe and Chester plus non-league clubs Moseley and Hayes Borough, scored 62 times in 274 appearances during his time at City. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

These days Cyrille now works as a football agent for Stellar Group whom his famous sprinting cousin John Regis is head of athletics section.This afternoon, he watched Aston Villa against West Brom.

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