Dylan Tombides: West Ham striker, 20, dies of cancer

Dylan Tombides

West Ham have confirmed that striker Dylan Tombides has died aged 20.

The club announced Tombides, who made one senior appearance after signing as a 15-year-old, had died "following his brave battle with cancer".

They said the Australia-born player, diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, "will be hugely missed by all who had the honour of knowing him".

There will be a minute's applause in his memory at West Ham's home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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