Motherwell mourn ex-striker McGrillen

Motherwell FC have expressed their grief upon learning of the death of former striker Paul McGrillen, the member of the 1991 Scottish Cup-winning squad who has passed away at the age of 37.

Former Motherwell striker Paul McGrillen made nearly 100 appearances for the club
Former Motherwell striker Paul McGrillen made nearly 100 appearances for the club ©Getty Images

Motherwell FC have expressed their grief after learning of the death of former striker Paul McGrillen, who has passed away suddenly at the age of 37.

'Deeply saddened'
McGrillen turned out for the club between 1990 and 1995 and was a member of the squad that won the Scottish Cup in 1991, when the Steelmen beat Dundee United FC 4-3 after extra time. "Motherwell Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former striker Paul McGrillen," read a statement on the team's website. "McGrillen came through the ranks at Fir Park and emerged in the famous 1991 Scottish Cup-winning squad. He went on to make nearly 100 appearances for the Steelmen and scored 13 goals.

Charity games
"Paul, nicknamed 'Mowgli' by his team-mates, was also an active member in the former players' club and played in many charity games and events, including Dougie Arnott's testimonial and Phil O'Donnell's tribute match. Our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this sad time." The Glasgow native, who also had spells with several other clubs including Falkirk FC, is the fourth member of the 1991 cup-winning squad to die young after O'Donnell, Davie Cooper and Jamie Dolan. Motherwell are in action at FC Steaua Bucureşti in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round this evening.