Gary Ablett


LONDON (AP) — English soccer player Gary Ablett, the first player to have won the FA Cup with both Liverpool and Everton, has died. He was 46.

England's League Managers Association says the former English defender died Sunday night after a 16-month fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Ablett won the league championship twice and the FA Cup in 1989 during a 147-game stint at Liverpool between 1986 and 1992. He made the rare switch to neighbor and rival Everton in 1992.

At Everton, he became the first player to win the FA Cup with both Merseyside clubs when the Toffees beat Manchester United in the 1995 final.

After four years at Everton, Ablett also played for Birmingham and Sheffield United and the Long Island Rough Riders in the U.S. A-League during 2000-01. He took a coaching job at Ipswich in 2010 before becoming ill.

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To the family of Mr. Gary Ablett, it is never easy lossing a loved one in death especially someone so young. May the God of comfort bring you all peace during this difficult time. Psalms 46:1

I give my condolences to the ABLETT. I can personally relate to this experience of losing someone in death. My prayers goes to your family deeply.

May you continue to draw comfort from friends and family as well the God of all comfort during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:6,7)

We met as very shocked to hear the news .. May your beautiful spirit live on in all the lives you touched .. Rest well my friend xx

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

May the God of all Comfort be with you the family. 2 Cor 1:3,4.