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Tyler Simpson : biography

28 August 1985 - 26 May 2011

Tyler Simpson (28 August 198526 May 2011) was an Australian football (soccer) player who played as a Central or Right Back. He was the twin of fellow footballer Jordan Simpson.


Simpson played in the NSW Premier League with Blacktown City Demons, APIA Leichhardt and Sydney Olympic. He had short stints in the A-League with Perth Glory and then-Queensland Roar. Simpson also played for a short time in Armenia with Dinamo-Zenit Yerevan.

It was a shock to many fans and supporters of football in Australia when his death was announced on 26 May 2011. No cause of death was given. A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect and remembrance to Simpson before the Round 10 clashes between Blacktown City Demons v South Coast Wolves and Sydney Olympic v Rockdale City Suns. As a mark of respect the Olyroos (Australian under 23s) wore black armbands in their friendly against Japan on 1 June 2011 in Niigata.

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