Morecambe Defender Christian Mbulu Dies aged 23

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Morecambe have confirmed that defender Christian Mbulu, 23, passed away yesterday.

Details of his death remain unknown. The Shrimps player was found dead at his home in Cottam, near Preston, by police on Tuesday afternoon.

Morecambe defender Christian Mbulu Dies

Statement on Mbulu

Morecambe released a statement confirming Mbulu’s passing last night. The club said: “Everyone at Morecambe FC is deeply saddened to learn of Christian’s death and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this very sad time.

“He was only 23 and the news of his sudden and untimely passing has been a shock to us all.

“Christian came to the club in January and proved to be an extremely popular member of the squad.

“His loss will be painfully felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

“The club would ask everyone to respect Christian’s family’s privacy at this sad time”

Mbulu’s Career

Mbulu moved to Morecambe in January this year following a short spell at Crewe Alexandra.

The London-born defender began his career at non-league side Brentwood, where he made over 60 appearances. He then moved to Millwall in 2015.

Mbulu then joined Scottish side Motherwell in 2018 before moving to Crewe in 2019.

Clubs Pay Tribute to 23-Year-Old

In addition to Morecambe’s statement, Mbulu’s former clubs gave their condolences last night after hearing of the defender’s death.

Milwall Academy Director, Scott Fitzgerald said: “This is truly shocking and tragic news and our hearts go out to Christian’s family and friends.

“Christian was incredibly popular with team-mates and staff alike during his time here and looked set for a very bright and successful future in the game”

Motherwell also paid tribute. Chairman of the club, Jim McMahon said: “We are shocked to hear of the news of Christian’s death.

“He was such a friendly, pleasant and dedicated young man who we loved having around Fir Park.”

Brentwood FC, where Mbulu began his career, also sent their condolences via Twitter. The club said in a tweet last night: “Christian Mbulu sadly passed away at the young age of 23.

“Christian went on to play for Millwall, Motherwell, Crewe and Morecambe. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

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