The Death of Shahdon Winchester: Adios the Trinidad and Tobago Football Star


Trinidad and Tobago footballer Shahdon Winchester has died in a fireball car crash.

Tapiwa Zuze

The 27-year-old lost his life along with two other men and his girlfriend in the fatal incident on the morning of 19 December 2019.

The footballer's Nissan X-Trail collided with a telephone pole, according to police reports. The pole then fell on to the car and exploded on top of it, engulfing the vehicle into ravaging flames. Winchester and three other occupants were trapped inside the car. Their bodies were only removed from the car after some few hours.

Heartfelt tributes have been pouring out for the football star who made 23 appearances for his country. The Trinidad and Tobago FA said in a Statement: “Tragic and heartbreaking news just coming to hand. Trinidad and Tobago forward Shahdon Winchester has been confirmed as one of the persons who have died in a vehicle accident this morning in Gasparillo. This is truly tragic news for us. May his soul rest in eternal peace”.

At club level, Winchester played for W Connection, Song Lam Nghe An, FF Jaro, Murcielagos, Kapaz and SJK.

He also played for Trinidad and Tobago at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels before breaking into the Senior Team. Winchester made his full international debut in June 2010 against Antigue and Barbuda, aged 18. He scored six goals, the most recent of which came in a friendly against Guyana in November 2017.

At this trying moment, we stand with the Winchester family, families of the other deceased members, the national of Trinidad and Tobago, and the entire football loving world.

May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace.

Original story by James Whaling – writing for

Adopted and edited by:
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