Canberra United players have paid tribute to "full of love" former coach Liesbeth Migchelsen after she died in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Migchelsen, who coached Canberra United for two years, has been battling cancer. She was 49.
The former Dutch international led Canberra to the premier's plate in her first season in charge in 2013 and won the grand final against Perth the following year.
"Lizz was the type of person who in the same sentence could terrify you and enlighten you," said retired midfielder Grace Gill. "But she was ultimately soft, full of love and left a lasting impressing on every life she crossed paths with.
"I'm so saddened by this news. Rest easy coach."
Migchelsen played 95 times for the Netherlands over an almost 20-year international career, and had coaching stints with South Africa for the 2016 Olympic Games and was a scout for Thailand last year.
Capital Football boss Phil Brown said: "The thoughts of everyone in our local football community are with Lizz's nearest and dearest during this sad time. Lizz left an enduring mark on Canberra United and is fondly remembered by the club and the people who worked closely with her.
"She will be greatly missed."
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