Ex-Premier League and Belgium striker Cedric Roussel lifeless at 45 after having coronary heart assault on the town sq., with emergency companies tragically unable to revive former Wolves and Coventry man
- Roussel had retired from soccer in 2015 after a protracted enjoying profession as a ahead
- He performed for the likes of Coventry Metropolis and Wolves throughout his time in England
- It is thought he handed on Saturday after struggling a cardiac arrest in Belgium
Belgium are mourning the loss of life of former footballer Cedric Roussel after his sudden passing on Saturday afternoon.
The 45-year-old suffered a coronary heart assault in Belgium, with native press reporting that it occurred when he had been sitting on a terrace in Grote Markt, Mons.
Emergency companies rushed to the scene however have been tragically unable to revive Roussel.
Capped by his nation thrice in 2003, Roussel performed for the likes of Coventry and Wolves whereas in England, throughout a protracted profession within the sport.
He loved most of his success for Mons in Belgium in two separate spells with the membership, firstly in 2003 on mortgage from Wolves after which between 2007 and 2010 as a everlasting signing.
Former Coventry and Wolves ahead Cedric Roussel has been confirmed lifeless on the age of 45
Roussel was in England for 4 years in whole as a participant, although one was spent on mortgage in Belgium with Mons
Belgium led the tributes on social media, with Roussel having made three appearances for his nation
In 2003 with Mons, he was the highest scorer within the Jupiler Professional League, discovering the web 22 occasions within the season.
After retiring in 2015, he started a profession in actual property however his passing was introduced on the age of 45.
Belgium led the tributes on Twitter, posting: ‘We ship our condolences to the household and pals of Cedric Roussel’ accompanied by a photograph of him enjoying for his nation.
Coventry, the place Roussel loved a quick however constructive partnership with Robbie Keane, posted: ‘Coventry Metropolis are deeply saddened to study of the loss of life of our former striker Cedric Roussel, on the age of simply 45.
‘Cedric performed 43 video games for the Sky Blues from 1999-2001, scoring 11 targets. Our condolences are along with his household and pals at this very unhappy time.’
Roussel started his profession at La Louviere in his house nation, the place he remodeled 100 appearances earlier than becoming a member of Coventry, initially on mortgage, in 1999.
After his mortgage spell, the transfer grew to become everlasting as he arrange store for what could be a four-year keep in England.
Coventry additionally shared a heartwarming message for the previous ahead on Saturday night
He performed for varied sides – pictured right here turning out for Zulte Waregem in 2006 – earlier than retiring in 2015
He scored two targets for Wolves throughout a quick keep on the membership early on within the century
He moved onto play for Wolves, becoming a member of Mons on mortgage for the 2002/03 season, the place he loved his most profitable marketing campaign.
A transfer to Gent then adopted, in addition to spells at Rubin Kazan, Customary Liege, Zulte Waregem and Brescia, earlier than shifting completely to Mons in 2007.
Three years late he left the membership, having fun with temporary spells at varied sides, together with again at La Louviere earlier than calling it a day within the skilled sport.
He leaves behind one son, Cameron, who was born in 2001 to Roussel and former girlfriend Kirsty Wooden.