Ben Cull also represented England at the under-16 level. Fans will pay respect to a former junior footballer who died from a rare bone cancer. Southampton youth player Ben Cull, 24, had his career cut short after being diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in his knee in 2017.
The 24-year-old was hailed as an “extremely talented player” who also played for England’s Under-16s. A minute of applause will be held on Tuesday before the club’s game against Ipswich Town.
“Ben’s skill on the pitch was complemented by his fantastic attitude and determination off it,” the team said in a statement. “The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Ben’s family, friends, and his partner Daisy.”
Ben Cull Obituary
Former England youth star Ben Cull has died aged 23 following a battle with cancer.
His long-time partner Daisy Morrison shared the tragic news on her Instagram page, only weeks after the Southampton academy player proposed to her from hospital.
Ms Morrison wrote on Friday: ‘The hardest goodbye. Yesterday I lost my whole life, my fiance, my soulmate, my person, my entire world. I always hoped and prayed this day would never, ever come.