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Former Accrington midfielder Steve Jagielka dies aged 43

Wed 17 March 2021 | 17:28

Former Shrewsbury and Accrington Stanley midfielder Steve Jagielka dies at the age of 43.

Steve Jagielka

, who is the older brother of Sheffield United's former England and Everton defender Phil, has died at the age of 43, according to

Sky Sports

.

Accrington

tweeted a tribute:

"Everyone at #ASFC is absolutely devastated to hear of the death of former midfielder Steve Jagielka.

"Steve made history with the Reds, playing a big part as Stanley won the Conference title in 2006. Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this tragic time."

Steve Jagielka made his first-team breakthrough at

Shrewsbury

and played 176 league games for the club and scored 18 goals.

He then had a short spell at Sheffield United and it was before he moved to Accrington Stanley to help them to the Conference title in 2006.

Shrewsbury tweeted:

"Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened to receive news that Steve Jagielka has passed away aged 43.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time."

Another of his former clubs, Telford United, tweeted:

"AFC Telford United are extremely saddened to announce the passing of former player Stephen Jagielka.

"The former skipper played for the club between 2007-2009 under Rob Smith & Larry Chambers. All our thoughts at this difficult time are with Steve's family & friends.”

Everton tweeted:

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former captain Phil Jagielka's brother, Steve, at the age of 43. Our thoughts are with Phil and the rest of the Jagielka family at this extremely sad time."


source: SportMob