Posted On: January 26, 2017 | Published in: News

Lloyd Lindbergh ‘Lindy’ Delapenha as pass away

Lloyd Lindbergh 'Lindy' Delapenha as pass away

Lloyd Lindbergh “Lindy” Delapenha, the first Jamaican to play professional football in England , died peacefully this morning.

The 89-year-old sporting legend died at 6:00 am at the Kingston home of his daughter, Marie Claire.

He suffered a number of strokes recently and was unable to speak two weeks ago.

Born on May 25, 1927 in Jamaica, “Lindy” attended the prestigious Munro College and Wolmer’s High School. He played football, cricket and golf and was a top athlete at Boys’ Champs in the 1930s competing in 13 events. However, his passion was horseracing and he rarely missed a race day until his health started deteriorating.