Maddy Cusack: Sheffield United ‘devastated’ by demise of midfielder aged 27

Maddy Cusack

Cusack played for the Blades as well as working in their marketing department

Sheffield United midfielder Maddy Cusack has died at the age of 27.

Cusack had been at the club since 2019 and became the first player to reach 100 appearances for the women’s team last season.

She also worked as a marketing executive at the Women’s Championship club, who said they were “devastated”.

“This is heartbreaking news for everyone at Bramall Lane,” saidexternal-link Sheffield United chief executive officer Stephen Bettis.

“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.

“Her personality and professionalism made her a credit to her family – she will be sadly missed.

“Whilst taking in the news and moving forward, the club will offer as much support as possible to Maddy’s family, friends and colleagues.”

Cusack’s former clubs Birmingham, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest also paid tribute.

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