Pompey are mourning the death of Jamie Vincent, who has passed away at the age of just 46.
The former Blues left-back netted one goals in 49 appearances for the club after arriving from Huddersfield in February 2001.
A £700,000 fee was enough to prise him away from the Terriers and become Steve Claridge’s only signing.
Vincent’s only goal for the club was a stunning strike in a Robert Prosinecki-inspired 4-1 victory at Barnsley.
Club ambassador Alan Knight said: “Jamie was a really nice lad and a big part of the team spirit at the club.
“He had a bit of a chequered time at the club, but always gave 100 per cent whenever he was picked.
"I’m just in shock because it’s no age at all. My thoughts go out to his family at what must be an incredibly difficult time."
“I was goalkeeping coach at the time he was at Pompey and was able to get to know him well off the pitch.
“He worked well with the young players, while he kept his head down and worked extremely hard. He was a model professional.
“I’m just in shock because it’s no age at all. My thoughts go out to his family at what must be an incredibly difficult time.”
Vincent started his career at Crystal Palace before making more than 100 appearances for Bournemouth and being named in the 1998/99 PFA Division Two Team of the Year.
He did not appear at all when the Blues were promoted to the Premier League under Harry Redknapp and left for Derby in January 2004.
Vincent later turned out for Millwall, Yeovil, Swindon, Walsall, Aldershot and Didcot before hanging up his boots.
The thoughts of everyone at Portsmouth Football Club are with Jamie’s family and friends at this sad time.
Such sad news 🙏 brilliant team mate my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends r.i.p 🙏🙏⚽️⚽️— Kevin Harper (@kevharps7) January 18, 2022