EVERYONE at Burton Albion Football Club is saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former player Kelvin Maynard at the age of 32.
Our sympathies go out to all his family and friends at this difficult time.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink signed Kelvin Maynard in November 2014 when we were in League Two and he took the No 31 shirt. He made his debut shortly after against Shrewsbury and scored his only goal for the Brewers against Mansfield in January 2015 as the Brewers went on to gain promotion.
His appearances were restricted by injury, but he showed more than enough quality for Hasselbaink to offer him a new contract after the Brewers moved to League one.
Maynard said at the time: “I’m very excited. It was always a dream for me to play in England. We got promoted last year and we can now look forward to playing in League One.”
However, he suffered a season-long injury in a pre-season game against Derby County which effectively ended his Burton Albion career.
Hasselbaink said at the time: “It’s such a shame as he has done really well in pre-season and is fit and was an important member of the squad.”
Before joining the Brewers Maynard had previous experience with FC Volendam and FC Emmen in Holland as well as playing in Portugal and Hungary before joining Antwerp.
Maynard made his professional debut with FC Volendam, playing in four second division games in the 2006–07 season going on to make 35 appearances in his second year as the club were promoted to Eredivisie (Dutch top division).
After leaving the Brewers he returned to Dutch football.
Kelvin is pictured taking applause from fans as the Brewers celebrated promotion to League One.