Raheem Sterling paid touching tribute during England's match against Czech Republic on Friday to a Crystal Palace youth player who died from leukaemia.
Damary Dawkins, 13, a member of Crystal Palace’s elite development squad, was diagnosed with very rare acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged nine.
Manchester City and England star Sterling stepped in with pleas to find a stem cell donor on his social media accounts and Crystal Palace also ran a campaign, working with blood cancer charity DKMS. In December a donor was finally found in the US.
Damary died on Sunday after relapsing twice following a transplant.
After Sterling's second goal in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign on Friday he celebrated by lifting up his shirt, showing a shirt underneath that featured a picture of himself with Damary.
Asked about the tribute after the match, Sterling said: "Damary was a kid that I was trying to help. We thought we found a donor and sadly it didn't match.
"I thought that I would do something for his family to have a smile about really."
England beat the Czech Republic team 5-0 at Wembley on Friday night with Sterling scoring a hat-trick.