It was two years ago today that the world woke up to the heartbreaking news of Cyrille Regis' passing.
The iconic figurehead of the Club’s legendary ‘Three Degrees’ team of the late 1970s, Cyrille was a beacon of diversity, an undoubtedly incredible footballer, an Albion legend but above all a wonderful human being.
Two years on, tributes poured in across social media as fans, colleagues and friends remembered The Man. Below are a selection of touching Tweets from across the footballing world.
Here's how Albion and the football community paid their respects to a hero on and off the pitch...
The Player.— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 14, 2020
Two years on. We will never forget. 💙 pic.twitter.com/t4bCd3NSkq
Even wearing a Wolves shirt, he was loved by The Hawthorns faithful.
His legacy transcends the sport but before anything else he was an excellent footballer. Nobody else, past or present could have ran on at The Hawthorns in old gold and black and got a reception like this. Two years. RIP Cyrille. #WBA #WWFC #AVFC #PUSBpic.twitter.com/0jrQ3d4eBm— Kieran Doody (@kierandoody) January 14, 2020
The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust published a lovely Tweet. Below is our favourite response.
Always with me 💙 God bless big man pic.twitter.com/GSGkkJaprX— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) January 14, 2020
Cyrille was much loved by Coventry City, too.
Cyrille's nephew and former Albion striker, Jason Roberts, shares one of his inspirational talks.
This is what I miss so much, such an amazing man, always ready to inspire through words, deeds or actions. My Hero.. https://t.co/aXpK105oMS— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) January 14, 2020
Albion v Southampton - February 2018.
And finally, relive our tribute to a true great.
🎥 The Man. pic.twitter.com/HGQTD0kXkN— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 15, 2018