Belgium mourns Genaux

Former R. Standard de Liège, Coventry City FC, Udinese Calcio and Belgian international right-back Régis Genaux passed away at the age of 35 on Saturday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Chaudfontiane.

Régis Genaux died on Saturday
Régis Genaux died on Saturday ©Sportsfile

Early promise
Genaux took his first steps in the professional game at R. Standard de Liège, making his first-team debut aged just 17, and after winning the Belgian Cup in 1993 he moved to Coventry City FC in 1996 and on to Udinese Calcio a year later. He returned to Standard for a season in 2001 but was forced to end his playing days back at Udinese in 2003 due to injury problems at the age of 29. Capped 22 times by Begium, he later became a youth coach at RCS Verviétois and then head coach with RFC Sérésien, and was more recently working for Belgian television.