Derry City captain Ryan McBride has passed away.
The 27-year-old died suddenly at his family home on Sunday, according to reports in local media.
McBride helped City to a 4-0 victory against Drogheda on Saturday as the Candystripes maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.
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
McBride made his debut for his hometown club in 2011 and has been ever present in their first team since
The centre-half was appointed club captain in 2015.
The cause of death is as yet unknown.