Missing Huddersfield soldier Matty Bermingham has been found dead.

Authorities in Tenerife are investigating after the body of a man was found on the holiday island.

And friends of the 21-year-old from Dalton have posted countless tributes to him on social media.

He was a keen Huddersfield Town fan and tributes are being planned by fellow supporters including a special flag.

It is a tragic end to a huge search for Matty, who vanished from the regimental headquarters of The Yorkshire Regiment earlier this month.

His family feared for his safety after receiviong a series of text messages and then learned that he may have travelled to the Canary Islands after his driving licence was found in Tenerife.

Now a spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said: “We have offered support to the family of a British national who has died in Tenerife, and are in contact with local authorities.”

Police are expected to liaise with other authorities over the next few days.

Missing soldier Matty Bermingham

Matty, of Dalton, worked in a series of jobs including Black Cat Fireworks in Huddersfield before enlisting in the Army last year.

He completed his six-month basic training and was then posted to the Yorkshire Regiment and joined Corunna Company at the regiment’s base in Warminster, Wiltshire.

His brother Graham, 25, of Huddersfield, said last week: “It seems so odd. He had just got into the regiment football team and was due to fly out to California for some games, including one with LA Galaxy, and then had a trip to Las Vegas planned.”

Matty, a former student at Almondbury High School and Huddersfield New College, was a staunch Huddersfield Town supporter.

Friend John Dunbar has set up a Just giving page to help the family.

He said: “I have made this page in honor of Matty Bermingham, the Yorkshire soldier, after the tragedy that his family are suffering. Matty was missing for a few weeks to be sadly pronounced dead.

“This page is for friends or anybody that would like to help contribute towards money for the family - whether it be funeral costs, or a headstone. Proceedings will go straight to Matty's family.”

Many of the tributes to him have come from fellow soccer fans.

Mark Massey said: “Very sad news, RIP Matty Bermingham. Will always remember the winning goal you scored at Holmfirth Town whilst playing for Waterloo..me and a few others still talk about it now.”

Zoe Johnson: “Will always be a huge part of my life, Matty. Love you to pieces, sleep tight. Shared some amazing memories with you that I will cherish forever. This love will last forever. X

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Gary Home, who lost best friend and another local league footballer Gavin Greig to cancer last month, said: “Another lovely lad gone. RIP Matty Bermingham.

“Never saw you without a smile on your face. Thoughts going out to your family and friends. Am sure Gavin Greig will look after you.”

Adam Harrison added: “Well another amazing lad taken too soon. RIP Matty Bermingham. Always put a smile on my face. Considered u a brother. Until we meet again my friend. I’ll have a beer for u this weekend.”

Kyle Pearson said: “They say they only take the best in which case they defo av this time. Thinking of the Bermingham family at this very sad time. We ad sum good lafs together at work. You’ll be sorely missed by many, my friend.”

To help the appeal visit gofundme.com/ysqp5yd9