Tokia Russell

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Tokia Russell
Personal information
Full name Tokia Russell
Date of birth(1977-08-15)August 15, 1977
Place of birth Bermuda
Date of death June 22, 2016(2016-06-22) (aged 38)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2009 PHC Zebras
2009 Bermuda Hogges 11 (0)
2009–2012 Dandy Town Hornets
2012–2013 Southampton Rangers
International career
2000–2004 Bermuda 8 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 October 2009

Tokia Russell (August 15, 1977 – June 22, 2016) was a Bermudian football player.

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Club career

Russell began his career with the PHC Zebras, and played for the team for two years in the Bermudian Premier Division before joining the Bermuda Hogges in the USL Second Division in 2009. [1] In August 2009, he switched Zebras for Dandy Town Hornets. [2]

He joined Southampton Rangers from Dandy Town for the 2012–13 season. [3]

International career

He made his debut for Bermuda in a January 2000 friendly match against Canada and earned a total of 8 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.

His final international match was a November 2004 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification match against the British Virgin Islands.

International goals

Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first.
N.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetitionRefs
1.19 March 2000 National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands 2–09–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification [4]

Personal life

Tokia's younger brother Antwan Russell [5] also plays for Bermuda. His grandfather Earl is regarded as one of Bermuda's best ever players. [6]

In 2011, Tokia was fined for drunk driving after crashing his car. [7]

Tokia was killed by a driver on June 22, 2016 in a car accident. Toe (as friends and family called him), was a motorist and died at the scene. [8]

Tokia leaves behind him 2 children: a son Tokia Jnr and a daughter - Tazara.

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References

  1. 2009 Hogges roster Archived 2014-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Eagles snap up striker Russell - Bermuda Sun
  3. League leaders Rangers the surprise package of season - Royal Gazette
  4. 2000 MATCHES NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN - RSSSF
  5. Team carry hopes of league on their shoulders - Royal Gazette
  6. 'It was the biggest moment of my life' - Bermuda Sun
  7. Footballer gets driving ban after $100k BMW smash - Royal Gazette
  8. "Football Community Pay Tribute to Tokia Russell". 22 June 2016.