Ex-Charlton, Leyton Orient, Brighton player Paul Linger has passed away on the 1st of September 2021. Linger death is caused by pancreatic cancer which he was diagnosed with earlier in the year.
An emotional statement was released on Friday following the death of Linger.
Charlton Athletic FC said: “The club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Paul Linger who died at 6.10 am on Friday morning at the age of 46.”
The club are saddened to hear of the passing of former youth graduate Paul Linger who died at 6.10am on Friday morning at the age of 46.
RIP Paul ❤️
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) October 1, 2021
Paul Linger, an English former professional footballer was born on the 20th of December 1974.
Linger played in the EFL as a midfielder for Charlton Athletic, Leyton Orient, and Brighton & Hove Albion.
He went on to play non-league football for clubs including Welling United, Billericay Town, Braintree Town, Purfleet/Thurrock, East Thurrock United, Wingate and Finchley, Chelmsford City, Redbridge, and Dover Athletic.
Linger represented the United Kingdom at the 2005 Maccabiah Games a reincarnation of the Jewish Olympics.