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“Rest in Peace” – Thousands Join Arsenal & Premier League Clubs in Mourning Saddening Death of 27YO Star

Published 09/22/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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In the world of soccer, where emotions often ride high on the pitch, today, they run deep with grief. Just hours ago, the soccer fraternity was rocked by a profoundly tragic demise of a 27-year-old soccer star. Thousands of fans have united, including Arsenal and several Premier League clubs, to pay their respects and bid farewell to one of our very own who has left the world too soon.

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As the world grapples with the sudden demise of Maddy Cusack, a multitude of heartfelt tributes poured in, with thousands of fans joining together to honor the memory of the young star. The uproar all across the internet just shows how much of a loved character the midfielder was while handling her responsibilities for the Blades on and off the pitch.

Arsenal and PL clubs joined by thousands to mourn the loss of 27-year-old star


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Just a few hours ago, Sheffield United delivered the heartbreaking news of the passing of their women’s team player, Maddy Cusack, at the age of 27. The club confirmed on Thursday that the midfielder had tragically passed away. At this moment, the cause of her untimely death remains undisclosed, casting a somber shadow over the soccer community.

In a statement on the club’s official website, chief executive Stephen Bettis said, “This is heart-breaking news for everyone at Bramall Lane. Maddy had a unique position of being part of a number of teams at Sheffield United and was popular with everyone that she came into contact with”. Aside from Maddy Cusack’s domestic club, several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester City, also sent their respects to Maddy and her family.


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Starting off with a tribute message from the Gunners.

Then lined up the Cityzens.

Followed up by a message from the Bees.

The Magpies joined it too.

The Cottagers also penned a tribute message for Maddy Cusack.

Wrexham AFC’s arch-rivals Notts County also had some heartfelt words for Cusack.

Meanwhile, aside from the soccer clubs, thousands of fans have also joined to pay their tribute to the soccer star.

Here’s a fan who had a personal experience and interaction with the soccer veteran. The fan called Cusack ‘the most amazing human being’ and he mentioned that it was an ‘absolute privilege’ to talk to her!

Undoubtedly, the world of soccer has suffered an irreplaceable loss, bidding farewell to an exceptional gem. As everyone pays their respects to Maddy Cusack, let’s dive deeper to uncover the remarkable journey of her illustrious career.

An incredible career for Maddy Cusack


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Born on October 28, 1995, Cusack enjoyed an illustrious and fairly loyal soccer career. She was an integral part of Sheffield United’s women’s team since joining the club in 2019. She made more than 100 appearances for the Blades and also was the ‘longest-serving member’ on the roster. The team captain was on a one-year extension while also managing her secondary work profile at the Blades’ offices.

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In addition to her on-field prowess, she also served as a marketing executive for the Premier League side. Her talent took her through various teams across the country, with the midfielder representing Birmingham and Aston Villa before joining the Blades. Undoubtedly, Cusack leaves an indelible mark on the sport. Fans continue to extend unwavering support to her family during this challenging period.


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Rest in peace, Maddy.

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Abhishek Mishra


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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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