Former Jamaican international striker Luton Shelton has become the latest victim of ALS, dying at the age of 35. Shelton played for Helsinborgs and Valeranga in the Scandinavian leagues, in between a short stay at Sheffield United. He played for the Blades at Old Trafford but was unable to keep them in the Premiership. Stays in Turkey and Russia followed, but it was for the national team that Luton Shelton flourished, like a Jamaican Milan Baros. He scored four goals on his international debut, against Saint Martin, and went on to score 35 goals for Jamaica over a decade. At the 2011 Gold Cup, his Jamaica scored impressive wins over Honduras and Guatemala, before losing narrowly to the United States in the quarterfinals. He was also part of the side who won three Caribbean Cups. The World Cup evaded him however, the closest they got being in the 2010 qualifiers when Jamaica beat Mexico in the penultimate round, only for the Mexicans to scrape through by goal difference.
It was announced in 2018 that Luton Shelton had ALS. Shelton was picked by 4 teams including End of the Ballgame, Fade to Black and Bucket of Blood.
11 November 1985 – 22 January 2021