Ex-Celtic and Republic of Ireland player Liam Miller dies, aged 36

11 February, 2018, 05:36 | Author: Cary Erickson
  • Former A League Player Liam Miller Dies Aged 36

Miller moved to United in the summer of 2004, joining in the same window as Wayne Rooney.

"Liam did that and he had a fantastic career. Our thoughts are with his family and friends", Leeds wrote on Twitter.

Together he made a total of more than 400 appearances for 12 different clubs, along with 21 senior caps for the Republic of Ireland. I saw his career at various clubs and always thought he was an outstanding talent.

"It was so sad".

"The news, we heard about it just recently, we didn't know how bad it was". It is bad news. I dreamed of playing for Man United and I got that opportunity as well. It is a sad day.

A number of former global team-mates have also paid tribute to the midfielder.

Miller was part of the Black Cats' squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2007 but he moved again in 2009 to QPR.

He had been playing in the American third-tier United Soccer League for Wilmington Hammerheads, having first made his name in Martin O'Neill's Celtic team in 2004.

"I am very sad to hear that Liam has died".

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The tributes have been pouring in on social media.

Cambridge United's Irish manager Shaun Derry described Miller as "a gifted footballer and a true gentleman" while the former United and Ireland defender Paul McGrath said he was "taken way too soon".

Former Ireland teammate Steven Reid said: "RIP Liam Miller".

Hibernian, where Miller spent two seasons, said in a statement: "We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller".

The Edinburgh Reporter also send our condolences to Liam's friends and family.

His former team-mate at Cork City, Alan Bennett, also posted an emotional message.

Before moving to North America, Miller joined Cork City for one season in 2015 where he played a leading role in leading the side to the FAI Cup final at Landsdowne Road.

His former club on Wearside said they were saddened by the news.

One thing that tragedy does - especially when it comes to football and footballing personalities - is bring you some perspective on life, and what is truly important to us. "We extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones at this hard time", the English club said on its official website.



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