Former Grenada National Team player Franklyn Drayton passed away

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Former Grenada National Team Striker Franklyn Drayton passed away at age 50 (1968-2018).

The prominent forward played 69 matches for his national team and helped lead the Spice Boys to many Caribbean finals.

Of note was Drayton’s performance in the inaugural 1989 Caribbean Cup in which he scored a goal on the way to Grenada’s runner-up finish.

Eight years later Drayton once again led the Spice Boys on a deep run at the 1997 Caribbean Cup by scoring a goal and helping Grenada achieve a fourth-place finish.

Drayton also excelled at club level, playing professionally for R.E. Walker International and AIA Caledonia in Trinidad and Tobago.

Drayton’s death occurred less than 12 hours after he had attended the international friendly between Grenada and Jamaica on August 17, 2018.

Concacaf extends its deepest sympathies to the Grenada Football Association, Drayton’s family and friends.