It’s a sad day for English football fans and football fans across the world as Trevoh Francis was confirmed dead earlier today, July 24, 2023.
Trevoh reportedly died of cardiac arrest. While his sudden death is coming as a shock to English football fans, his legacies in English football is unforgettable.
Trevoh was known for his on-field heroics and legendary outing with Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest. He belongs to the class of Nottingham Forest players who dominated European football in 1979 and 1980.
Before joining Nottingham Forest, where he shot his career to new levels, Trevoh Francis played for Birmingham City. His move to Nottingham Forest heralded another milestone in British football transfer as he became the first British player to be signed for a record £1m transfer fee in 1979.
The prolific forward hit the peak of his career at Nottingham Forest leading the team to two successive European triumphs in 1979 and 1980.
Trevoh capped his heroic football career with an astonishng feat not only winning the European Cup in his debut season, but scored the winning goal to clinch the coveted European trophy for Nottingham Forest.
Outside his heroics in club football, Trevoh Francis shone bright with England national team. He made 52 appearances for the Three Lions, scoring 12 goals.
Trevoh recorded other landmark wins in his career even at Birmingham before joining Nottingham Forest. He was the youngest player ever to make a first team debut for Birmingham doing so at the age of 16 in 1970.
Trevoh’s record was left unruffled for 49 years. The record was finally broken by Jude Bellingham when the latter made his debut for Birmingham at the age of 15 in 2019.
Trevoh was a legend at Birmingham, scoring 119 goals for the club in 280 appearances.
Trevoh Francis, spent two victorious seasons at Nottingham Forest before joining Manchester City, his last English club before moving to Italy where he played for Atalanta and Sampdoria.
After his Serie A stint, Trevoh Francis moved to Scotland where he played for Rangers before returning to English football with Queens Park Rangers as he neared the twilights of his career.
At QPR, Trevoh became a player-manager and also played a similar role at Sheffield Wednesday, his final club before calling time on his career.
Trevoh Francis retired in 1994 at 39. Two years after his retirement, he took up a managerial role with his former club Birmingham and left the role in 2001 after five years.
He was also appointed Crystal Palace manager. He left the Eagles after two years and took up football punditry.
Trevoh’s demise is coming as a huge shock to his family and relatives who broke the sad news today, July 24.
“This has come as a huge shock to everybody. We are all very upset.
“He was a legendary footballer but he was also an extremely nice person,” Trevoh’s family said.
Trevoh died of a heart attack. He suffered his first heart attack in 2012. Sources close to the English football legend revealed that Trevoh constantly went for medical checkup and was reportedly feeling better before he suffered another cardiac arrest today, July 24, 2023, which ended up claiming his life. He died at the age of 69.