Derry City captain Ryan McBride has died at the age of 27.
The defender passed away suddenly on Sunday, a day after leading his team to a 4-0 victory against Drogheda United in the Irish Premier Division.
McBride, who made his debut for his home-town club in 2011, had scored in two of Derry's previous three league matches.
"Irish football is in mourning with the loss of a true great of the game,” said Football Association of Ireland (FAI) CEO John Delaney, who extended his sympathy to Derry City. “He was their leader, their captain and their inspiration,” he said.
“We will remember Ryan with a tribute at Friday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales," Delaney added.
The Irish Football Association (IFA) and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins have also offered their condolences.
— Official Irish FA (@OfficialIrishFA) 19 March 2017
"Along with all those who support Irish football, I express my sadness and condolences to the family of @derrycityfc Captain Ryan McBride."
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) 20 March 2017
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