Ben Cull also represented England’s under-16 team. Fans will pay their respects to a former youth footballer who died of a rare bone cancer. Ben Cull, 24, of Southampton, 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 Under-16s. On Tuesday, before the club’s game against Ipswich Town, there will be a minute of applause.
“Ben’s skill on the pitch was complemented by his fantastic attitude and determination off the pitch,” the club said in a statement. “The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Ben’s family, friends, and his partner Daisy.”
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Ben, who previously starred for Southampton’s academy, had only proposed to Daisy just weeks before his passing.
Daisy has now shared an emotional tribute to her fiance, who had been battling Ewing’s sarcoma since he was 17.