PFA 'deeply saddened' by loss of Maddy Cusack

Maddy Cusack, Sheffield United

Everyone at the PFA has been deeply saddened by the death of Maddy Cusack, who died this week at the age of 27.

Maddy was a central figure at her club, Sheffield United, who she joined in 2019. Last season she became the the first player to reach 100 appearances for the Blades and, off the pitch, she also worked in the club's marketing department.

She previously played for Birmingham, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest and represented England at age group level.

England and Scotland pay tribute to Maddy Cusack
A minutes silence was held ahead of England and Scotland's UEFA Nations League match for Maddy who represented England U19s

In the days since her passing many within football, including current and former teammates, have paid their own tributes to Maddy and spoken of their friendships with her.

PFA CEO Maheta Molango said: “The response to Maddy’s tragic passing reflects how loved she was by those who knew her. It really is a reflection of how respected she was by people whose lives she touched.

“I sincerely hope the tributes from those who knew Maddy can provide some comfort to those closest to her at this time.

“The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with Maddy’s family and her many friends.”

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