Kasabian Newton-Smith and Craig Crapper were both stalwarts of Southey Wolves FC, which the latter founded in 2010, and they struck up a touching friendship which bridged the generations.
Kasabian died aged eight in December 2016 after losing a long battle with cancer; and Craig, who had severe diabetes, passed away in May this year, aged 57.
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The celebration of the duo's lives and their contribution to the game continued that afternoon with a charity fun day, for which friends and family were among up to 200 people who packed out The Staffordshire Arms in Burngreave.
The event raised £2,215, which will be split equally between the football clubs and two charities close to the families' hearts: Diabetes UK and PACT, which supports the families of children with cancer.
"We're grateful to everyone who attended and helped us raise such a great total, and we're looking to make this an annual event."