Ex-Sheff Utd midfielder Steve Jagielka, brother of Phil, dies aged 43

In a statement released via social media on Wednesday afternoon, Sheffield United said: “Sheffield United is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Steve Jagielka – brother of current defender Phil – at the age of 43.

“The condolences of all at the Blades are with Phil and the rest of the Jagielka family at this difficult time.”

Jagielka – who began his playing career at Stoke – was best known for a six-year stint at Shrewsbury Town, scoring 23 goals in 207 appearances for the club between 1997-03.

He then joined brother Phil at Sheffield United, but did not feature for the first team and left for Accrington Stanley in 2004.

He also played for the likes of Droylsden and AFC Telford United.

“Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened to receive news that Steve Jagielka has passed away aged 43,” Shrewsbury said.

“Steve joined Salop in 1997 and is a member of the exclusive ‘200 Club’ having represented Salop on 207 occasions during a six-year stay in Blue and Amber – scoring 23 goals along the way.

“Steve will be fondly remembered for being a part of the Town team that orchestrated Town’s great escape victory at Exeter in 2000. The midfielder also went on to play with Accrington Stanley and AFC Telford United. In 2003, Steve also helped Salop achieve a cup upset with a 2-1 victory over David Moyes’ Everton in the FA Cup.”

“All at Shrewsbury Town is deeply saddened by the news and sends their support and condolences to Steve’s family at this sad time.”

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