'She was a vibrant, generous and fun-loving girl who always knew how to cheer anyone up,' says a statement from her family.

Women's footballer Zoe Tynan tragically dies aged 18

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Professional footballer Zoe Tynan, 18, has tragically died after reportedly being hit by a train at West Allerton station. 

The England U19 star had played for both Everton and Manchester City, before moving to Premier League side Fylde before the start of the season.

Flowers have been laid at West Allerton station where she was believed to have died, and tributes have been paid by her heartbroken family.


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In a statement released on Wednesday through British Transport Police (BTP), her family said: “Zoe was the most loving and caring daughter and sister anyone could wish for."

“She was a vibrant, generous and fun-loving girl who always knew how to cheer anyone up, and was a loyal, straight-talking friend to many," it continued.

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“She was a dedicated athlete, never happier than when she had a ball at her feet and was the ultimate team player. She touched so many people's lives and will never be forgotten.”

Officers were called to West Allerton at 4:15pm on Tuesday where Tynan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the death is not being treated as suspicious. 

Fylde Ladies manager Luke Swindlehurst said: “We all want to remember Zoe in the best possible way.

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"A hugely talented player with the best possible attitude and an immensely likeable character. Our thoughts are with all of her family at this sad time.”

Tynan had represented England at U15, U17, and U19 level, and was part of a training camp that visited St George's Park in early August.

Since the tragic news broke, football clubs across the country have paid tribute to Tynan, and some of them can be seen in the tweets below.

A very promising career has been tragically cut short by a horrific accident.

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