The teenage daughter of Antoine Sibierski, the former Manchester City star, has been found dead.
The body of Sibylle Sibierski, 18, was discovered by police in Altrincham after they forced their way into her apartment.
Police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.
Reports suggest Miss Sibierski had returned to her apartment after a night out on Sunday.
A relative then phoned the police on Monday afternoon after becoming concerned about her welfare. Police officers were then forced to break into her home when they didn't get a response to their calls.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said police were called to an apartment in Altrincham at 5.40pm on Monday "following reports of concerns over the welfare of a woman."
The spokesman added: "Officers attended, forced entry and the body of an 18-year-old woman was discovered. The case has been passed to the coroner."
Her father Antoine, 35, retired from professional football at the end of last season when he was released by Wigan. He made 33 appearances for the Latics and 92 appearances for City.Reuse content