The club captain was 27
Tributes are pouring in following the passing of Derry City club captain Ryan McBride.
The 27 year old Derry native played as a defender for the League of Ireland Premier Division club.
He had been with Derry City since making his debut in 2011 and had gone on to make over 100 appearances for his hometown club.
According to The Derry Journal, McBride was found dead in his bedroom earlier on Sunday evening. The cause of death is unknown.
He had been in action for his club against Drogheda United on Saturday in the league.
Derry City captain Ryan McBride has died suddenly this evening. https://t.co/YYwGP2i4zQ— Chris McNulty (@chrismcnulty86) March 19, 2017
Cracking player. Cracking guy. Rest In Peace, Ryan.
Tributes have been pouring in, with clubs and players joining together to express their condolences and sadness:
We'd like to extend our sympathies to @derrycityfc on the sad passing away of their club captain, Ryan McBride, RIP.— Longford Town FC (@LongfordTownFC) March 19, 2017
Desperately sad news about Ryan McBride. Thoughts with his family and friends. RIP— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) March 19, 2017
We are shocked to hear this evening the passing of our member and @derrycityfc Captain Ryan McBride. Our thoughts are with his family.— PFA Ireland (@PFAIOfficial) March 19, 2017