Real Madrid lead tributes to under-15s star Estrella Martin after tragic death as Sporting Club de Huelva call off match | The Sun

SPANISH women's club Sporting Club de Huelva have announced the death of academy star and Andalusia under-15's player, Estrella Martin.

Tributes have poured in from across Spanish football following the news.

A club statement said Martin had passed away in her home town of Ayamonte, in southern Spain, on Wednesday.

Martin played for the club's academy, as well as the Andalusia regional under-15's team.

Sporting Huelva's La Liga F game against Sevilla, scheduled for today, has been postponed.

The club have also suspended academy training this week.

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Club president Manuela Huelva paid tribute to Martin on Twitter, writing: "There are no words to comfort family and friends. All my support and my strength to them.

"Fly high, Star. You will be the star that guides us always. RIP, baby."

Spanish giants Real Madrid also paid tribute to the youth player on social media.

They wrote on Twitter: "Real Madrid, its president and its Board of Directors deeply lament the passing of Estrella Martín, @sportinghuelva's youth-team player.

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"The club wishes to express its condolences and affection to her family, her teammates, her club and her loved ones.

"Rest in peace."

Barcelona Women wrote: "We join the pain of the Huelva family. Rest in peace."

And Villarreal Women said: "From Villarreal CF we want to convey our deepest condolences to her family and friends, as well as to the entire @sportinghuelva family."

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