A minute's silence will be held before Derry City's SSE Airtricity Premier Division game against St. Patrick's Athletic on Monday evening, to remember the late John Hume.
Hume, a native of Derry City, died on Monday morning at the age of 83.
As well as being a major political figure in the city, Hume was also an ambassador of Derry City F.C. and had been the club's President for the past 21 years.
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In a statement remembering him today, the club said he was a 'genuine supporter' and they noted his 'global popularity' that was 'instrumental in bringing a star-studded Barcelona side to Derry in 2003.'
The statement in full read,
"Derry City FC is deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of club President, John Hume.
"As well as being an iconic figure on the political stage, John was a wonderful ambassador for the city and the club.
"He has been President for the past 21 years and testimony to his global popularity was instrumental in bringing a star-studded Barcelona side to Derry in 2003.
"He was a genuine supporter too and attended as many games as he could. John travelled to all the club’s cup finals during his tenure and as a club and a city, we were lucky to have him.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to John’s wife, Pat, and the entire family circle at this very difficult time.
"May his gentle soul Rest In Peace."