Tomi Solomon, 13, a talented footballer who played for the academy at Bradford City Football Club, died after jumping into the River Calder at Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on June 1.
The youngster represented Bradford City’s under-13s side, having spent the past three seasons with the Bantams.
The West Yorkshire academy have confirmed it would retire the number eight shirt across the academy so it would "remain with Tomi Solomon forever".
A message on Bradford City Academy twitter, said: "Tomi’s memory will live on with each of us at Bradford City,
"He’ll take the number 8 shirt with him but gave us so many fond memories.
"Forever in our hearts. Forever a Bantam. Rest in peace Tomi."
At an inquest earlier this month, Bradford Coroner's Court heard Tomi jumped into the river from the bridge at Huntington Road, but did not resurface and his body was later recovered by police divers.He was confirmed dead more than three hours after going missing.
Following the tragedy flowers and cards paying tribute to the popular teen have been left at railing overlooking the scene.
Friends decorated a red football with tributes to the teenager, writing “RIP Tomi” along with moving tributes.
Previously in a statement from Bradford City academy manager Neil Matthews, said: “We are devastated to hear of this news about Tomi, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.
“Tomi was very popular and well thought of by all the staff who had the pleasure of working with him. He will be deeply missed by all involved with Bradford City.”
Ryan Sparks, the chief executive officer for Bradford City Football Club, added: “We are heartbroken by the news of Tomi’s tragic passing. Our immediate thoughts are with his family, friends, team-mates and coaches.
“We will remain close with all those who knew Tomi - and offer them any support they may need - during what is undoubtedly an incredibly challenging time.”
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