Tyler Simpson

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Tyler Simpson
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Personal information
Full name Tyler Simpson
Date of birth (1985-08-28)28 August 1985
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Date of death 26 May 2011(2011-05-26) (aged 25)
Place of death Sydney, Australia
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
Gladesville-Hornsby
Dinamo-Zenit Yerevan
APIA Leichhardt
Blacktown City Demons
Northern Spirit
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Northern Tigers 3 (1)
2004–2005 St George Saints
2005–2006 Queensland Roar 4 (0)
2006–2007 Perth Glory 1 (0)
2007 Sydney Olympic
2007–2008 Perth Glory 14 (0)
2008–2011 Blacktown City Demons
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 January 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tyler Simpson (28 August 1985 – 26 May 2011)[1] was an Australian football (soccer) player who played as a Central or Right Back. He was the twin of fellow footballer Jordan Simpson.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Simpson played in the NSW Premier League with Blacktown City Demons, APIA Leichhardt and Sydney Olympic. He had short stints in the A-League with Perth Glory and then-Queensland Roar. Simpson also played for a short time in Armenia with Dinamo-Zenit Yerevan.[4]

It was a shock to many fans and supporters of football in Australia when his death was announced on 26 May 2011. No cause of death was given.[5] A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect and remembrance to Simpson before the Round 10 clashes between Blacktown City Demons v South Coast Wolves[6] and Sydney Olympic v Rockdale City Suns.[7] As a mark of respect the Olyroos (Australian under 23s) wore black armbands in their friendly against Japan on 1 June 2011 in Niigata.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyler Simpson: 1985 - 2011". Football New South Wales. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Simpson, Tyler". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Cox, Michael (30 May 2011). "Wolves downed in emotional roller-coaster". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Ormond, Aiden (30 May 2011). "Tyler Simpson Remembered". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tyler Simpson: 1985 - 2011". NSW Premier League. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Shoolman, Michael (30 May 2011). "Spirited Blacktown earn win on South Coast". NSW Premier League. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Carlucci, Joseph (30 May 2011). "Sydney Olympic extend lead with Rockdale City win". NSW Premier League. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  8. ^ [tt_news=5158&tx_ttnews[backPid]=537&cHash=f92cdc928a "Football NSW"]. Football NSW. Retrieved 2 June 2011.