Former Ireland global Liam Miller passes away

by Steven Clarke February 11, 2018, 4:13
Former Ireland global Liam Miller passes away

TRIBUTES have been paid to ex-Cork City and Ireland soccer star Liam Miller after he passed away yesterday following a battle with cancer.

Miller began his global career for the Republic of Ireland at youth and Under-21 levels.

Rio Ferdinand said the death of his former Old Trafford colleague was "tragic" while current Manchester United captain Michael Carrick remembered Miller being at the club when he first joined in 2006.

Sunderland say they're "saddened to hear the news of his passing" while Celtic have extended their thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Together he made a total of more than 400 appearances for 12 different clubs, along with 21 senior caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Miller received treatment in the USA and Ireland after his cancer was detected in November.

Tributes have poured in from former clubs, teammates and fellow players for the father-of-three, who passed away just days before his 37 birthday.

The softly spoken Cork-man returned to play in his home city before completing his well-travelled career in the United States of America with Wilmington Hammerheads.

Beckham tweeted: "Our thoughts are with Liam's family. We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time".

Liam later played for QPR and Hibernian before going to Australia where he represented Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

Tributes are being paid to former Ireland global Liam Miller, who's passed away aged 36.

His time at Celtic also included a short loan spell at Aarhus.

A minute's silence will also be held ahead of Saturday's game. Miller leaves behind a wife and three children. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time". He was a quiet, unassuming young man and was popular with everyone at Carrington. "Our thought are with his family and friends at this time".

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