Tributes have flooded in as Sheffield United introduced the tragic death of midfielder Maddy Cusack at the age of 27.
Cusack performed for the women’s facet from 2019 and also worked as a promoting govt at the club.
She was the to start with female participant to make 100 appearances for the Blades right before her sad passing on Wednesday.
In a statement, Sheffield United CEO Stephen Bettis claimed: “This is heartbreaking news for anyone at Bramall Lane.
“Maddy had a one of a kind position of being aspect of a quantity of teams at Sheffield United and was well-known with everyone that she came into contact with.
“Her identity and professionalism produced her a credit rating to her family – she will be unfortunately missed. While getting in the information and shifting ahead, the club will offer as considerably assist as feasible to Maddy’s household, buddies and colleagues.”
The club also added: “Conversations over acceptable tributes and celebrating Maddy’s existence will carry on privately. The club and Maddy’s family would value a interval of privateness and will not remark additional at this unhappy time.”
Sheffield United men’s manager Paul Heckingbottom took to X to fork out his respects: “Unhappy day. Maddy was a single of our household. A big portion of our club equally on and off the pitch. Enjoy and views to Maddy’s loved ones.”
The club’s rivals Sheffield Wednesday also paid out tribute: “The feelings of every person at Sheffield Wednesday are with Maddy’s spouse and children, good friends and colleagues at this incredibly complicated time.”
Sue Campbell, the Soccer Association’s director of women’s soccer, claimed: “We are all devastated to learn about the passing of Maddy Cusack.
“On behalf of the FA, the Lionesses, the Women’s Tremendous League and the Women’s Championship, our feelings and deepest condolences are with Maddy’s loved ones, good friends, teammates and all people at Sheffield United.
“Maddy also represented England at age-team level and we will shell out tribute to her at an suitable point. We are in make contact with with the club and will proceed to offer you them our comprehensive assist all through this exceptionally unhappy time.”
Cusack also played for Birmingham City, with the club expressing in a statement: “The club are saddened to understand of the passing of former participant Maddy Cusack. All of our thoughts are with Maddy’s relatives and close friends at this incredibly tough time.”