Tributes paid after sudden death of talented Oswestry footballer, 38

Tributes have been paid to a talented Oswestry footballer who has died suddenly at the age of 38.

Tributes paid after sudden death of talented Oswestry footballer, 38

Carl Lewis passed away on April 8, leaving two children, Ben, 12, and Joe, five.

He was a talented football player, having had trials with Leeds United, and had played for several local teams, including Morda United and Oswestry Town. His half-brother Tommy Lewis paid tribute on behalf of the family.

Carl Lewis

He said: "Carl was a well-liked person and he will be sorely missed by many people."

FC Oswestry Town also paid tribute to Carl, calling him "a great footballer and amazing character".

A spokesman said: "We were sorry to hear the sad news about Carl. He was a legend."

Tom Brown, former Morda United team mate and strike partner, said: "Can't believe I have come home to the terrible news that the best player I have ever played with has passed away.

"He was such a great character and known throughout the town. We used to play together on a Saturday and Sunday for a local pub side. It was an absolute honour to play alongside him."

Former team mates and fans also paid tribute through Twitter and Facebook this week.

Jordan Gerrard said: "We've lost lan absolute gem. Hell of a lad and the best football player this area has seen, easy. Rest well Carl" Darren Ryan tweeted: "So sad to hear the news about Carl Lewis, a great character and an unbelievable football talent not to play professional football."

Nigel Woodcock posted: "The world has lost the best player I have ever know. He had natural talent in abundance."

Martyn Davies said: "Absolutely gutted to hear about Carl Lewis, the most talented footballer I have ever seen and had the pleasure of playing with #RIPCarl"

It is believed he died in his sleep. Funeral arrangements have not yet been confirmed.

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