Former Stoke City captain dies aged 49 as tributes pour in

Stoke City has led tributes to their former captain, Peter Handyside, who has died on the age of 49.

Handyside, a membership legend at Grimsby Town, joined Stoke in 2001 and captained them to promotion from Division Two in 2002. After his profession, he labored as a furnishings supply driver and later moved again to Dumfries, the place he grew up.

His sudden dying has left supporters at his earlier golf equipment in shock. Stoke City launched a heartfelt assertion that learn: “The ideas and condolences of everybody related with Stoke City are with Peter’s household and mates at this troublesome time.

Peter Handyside (left) of Stoke City shields the ball from Lloyd Owusu (right) of Brentford
Handyside starred for Stoke after making greater than 200 appearances for Grimsby

“As a mark of respect, the Potters’ players and staff will wear black armbands during today’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.”

Grimsby Town additionally expressed their sorrow: “Everyone at the football club is heartbroken to learn of the untimely passing of former player Peter Handyside. Our thoughts are with Peter’s family at this sad time. Once a Mariner, always a Mariner.”

Stoke City celebrate in the 'jinxed' south dressing room after their 2-0 victory over Brentford in the Nationwide Division Two play-off final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Saturday May 11, 2002.
He skippered the Potters to victory within the 2002 Division Two play-off ultimate

Stoke followers have been sharing their recollections too, and lifelong supporter Angela Smith, who might be co-commentating for Radio Stoke at Blackburn, mentioned: “It’s really sad to learn of the death of a former Stoke captain.

“Many followers will keep in mind him for lifting the trophy once we beat Brentford to win promotion to the Championship and for serving to us cement our place within the league the next season. He was a wonderful captain and I’m pondering of his family and friends at the moment.”