A FOOTBALL club in Wrexham has paid tribute to a former player and "local legend" after his tragic sudden death. 

Adam Bradshaw, aged 37, died suddenly on September 22. A father-of-two, Adam's loss has been felt by the entire Caia Park community where he lived all his life.

Adam was best known for his footballing talents - which saw him represent a host of different amateur clubs in the Wrexham area. 

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FC Queens Park, where Adam played for five seasons, described him as an "oustanding talent" and paid a touching to him.

It reads: "It is with sadness that the Queens Park community are dealing with the loss of Adam Bradshaw. Adam was widely respected in the community and was known by all.

"He had an infectious personality that made him a truly humble character that would always listen to people’s problems. Once you were friends with Adam, you had a friend for life.

"His son, Keegan, has started to follow in his dad’s football footsteps and has already earned wide respect for his performances for Brickfield. Like his father, the lure of representing his home community was too much and Keegan, like Adam, can be seen wearing a Queens Park shirt.

"His family have tried to cope with this horrible loss, and his mother, Karon, and brothers, Danny and Martin, have been there for each other as well as Adam’s partner, Lucy, and his two children Keegan and Arlo.

"His loss has not just affected the local community, as Adam was a legend within the wider local football community, having represented Llay, Chirk as well as his beloved Queens Park. All the above (and the teams he terrorised) will have fond memories of Adam playing wide on the right wing and cutting inside to score goal after goal with his wand of a left foot. Some say he was the original winger that played on the opposite wing and urban myth has it that Mo Salah used to watch early videos of Bradders."

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The tribute continued: "With many accolades from his triumphs in football many will mourn the loss of Adam. His warm welcoming smile, soft words and a willingness to help others will be a huge loss to all his friends and family.

"Adam, rest easy."

Llay Welfare FC, another of Adam's former clubs, described him as "one of the most gifted players we have had at the club".