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Tragic Loss: Maddy Cusack, Sheffield United Women’s Midfielder, Dies at 27

Maddy Cusack, a footballer of the Sheffield United Women’s team, has died at the young age of 27. Her remarkable journey with the club, marked by unprecedented milestones, comes to a heartbreaking end.

The club has confirmed on their official X account : “Sheffield United Football Club is devastated to report the sad news of the passing of Maddy Cusack.” Chose not to disclose the cause of her death, out of respect for her privacy and the wishes of her family.

Maddy’s story with Sheffield United began in 2019 when she joined the club, embarking on a remarkable journey that saw her achieve a milestone no one had before—becoming the first player to reach 100 appearances for the women’s team just last season. Her dedication to the sport was unquestionable, and her commitment to Sheffield United extended beyond the field.

She wore multiple hats, not only as a midfielder but also as a marketing executive for the football club. ” she was a valued colleague in the offices at Bramall Lane, moving over from the Sheffield United Community Foundation to the Club in 2021 to help market all areas of the Blades. ” The club said in a statement.

Maddy Cusack of Sheffield United Women

” 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 “, Stephen Bettis, United’s chief executive officer, commented.

The news of her death struck the football community like a thunderbolt. The Football Association’s director of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell, extended their support to Sheffield United during this “incredibly sad time” . She stated, “On behalf of the FA, the Lionesses, the Women’s Super League and the Women’s Championship, our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Maddy’s family, friends, team-mates, and everyone at Sheffield United. ” 

Maddy’s journey in football wasn’t limited to Sheffield United. She also wore the colors of Birmingham City, the club said : “The Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Maddy Cusack. All of our thoughts are with Maddy’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. “

Cusack’s death isn’t just a loss to the football community; it’s a poignant reminder of the profound impact one individual can have, both on and off the field. As the official account of the club expressed, her memory will forever be cherished as an integral part of Sheffield United’s history. Her personality, professionalism, and dedication made her a credit to her family, and she will be sadly missed.