Former Huddersfield football star, Jordan Sinnott, has died after being assaulted in Nottinghamshire in the early hours of Saturday.
Police said the 25-year-old, who is on loan at Matlock Town from Alfreton Town, was found unconscious at around 2am on Saturday morning in Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Sinnott received treatment at the scene and was rushed to a hospital where he was being treated for his life-threatening injuries.
Police were called to the Dominie Cross pub in Retford after a report eight people had been involved in the assault in the car park just after 11:25pm on Friday.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody. Detectives are continuing their enquiries into both incidents.
Matlock and Alfreton called off their matches this weekend, citing “tragic and unforeseen consequences”.
His club, Alfreton Town FC and his on-loan side, Matlock Town FC, have now released statements saying that he has died at around 7pm.
In a statement on their website, Alfreton Town said: “We are saddened and heartbroken to report that Jordan passed away just before 7pm this evening.
“His family and friends were with him at his bedside and we send our sincere condolences to them all at this very sad time.
“Jordan was a model footballer and an exceptional talent during his time at the Impact Arena and had a close affinity with both the manager, assistant and the players he took the field with.
“The club would ask for privacy to be respected to all at the Reds and to Jordan’s family and friends during this delicate time.
“Rest easy Sinbad, we will never forget you.”
Matlock Town FC has also confirmed the death, saying: “We are very sorry to report that Jordan Sinnott has passed away just before 7pm this evening.
“His family and friends were with him at his bedside and we send our sincere condolences to them all at this very sad time.”