Mark Farren: Derry City record goal scorer dies, aged 33

Former Derry City and Glenavon striker Mark Farren has died, aged 33.

Farren, Derry’s record goal scorer, had been receiving treatment for an aggressive brain tumour and his death was announced on Wednesday.

The Donegal man played for City from 2003 to 2012, netting 114 goals in 209 appearances for the club.

Among those to pay tribute to Farren was his former Derry team-mate James McClean, the Republic of Ireland player who is now with West Bromwich Albion.

Last year, an appeal was launched to pay for Farren to travel to a cancer centre in Mexico for emergency treatment.

Farren became Derry City’s all time top goal scorer in 2012 when he overtook Liam Coyle’s tally of 112.

He left Derry to join Irish League club Glenavon but was forced to quit the game because of his illness.

Courtesy: BBC

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