The football journey of Luton Shelton

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Spencer Darlington

Produced by Brian Lewis

The career of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton spanned almost two decades. He dominated prep school football before moving on to Wolmer’s Boys’ and then Harbour View FC. He beame the nation's all-time leading scorer at age 26.

Shelton, who made his senior team debut for Jamaica against St Martin at the National Stadium in 2004, went straight into the history books for being the only man to score 4 goals on debut.

Throughout his journey, Shelton was one of a few Jamaican born players to ply his trade in the English Premiership.
He did so for Sheffield United in 2007. His last stop overseas was in Russia where he played for Volga Nizhny Novgorod. In 2018, TVJ broke the news that Shelton was suffering from the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


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