Football pays tribute to Kevin Austin

Former Swansea, Lincoln and Leyton Orient defender Kevin Austin tragically lost his fight against pancreatic cancer this weekend.

Austin passed away on Friday, aged just 45 years old, after a short battle against the illness.

Austin was best known for his spell at Swansea, where he made over 150 appearances in a four-season stay, earning a call up to the Trinidad and Tobago side. Austin helped the club win promotion from League Two in the 2004/05 season and was also part of the squad that lifted the League One title under Roberto Martinez in 2007/08.

He had previously played for Lincoln City, helping them to promotion in 1998 before a move to Barnsley

Most recently the left-sided defender had been working as a youth coach at Scunthorpe United, but also appeared for Leyton Orient, Barnsley, Brentford, Cambridge United, Bristol Rovers, Boston United and Darlington.

The world of football has been paying tribute, with many former players and team mates of Austin’s paying tribute to him, as well as his former clubs.



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