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Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Former A-League Player Liam Miller Dies Aged 36

Former A-League Player Liam Miller Dies Aged 36

The 65-year-old, along with Alex Ferguson, both had a big impact on Miller.

Miller, who also played for Hibs and Manchester United, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has died aged 36.

Before he left Scotland he won the first of 21 caps with the Republic of Ireland in a 2-1 win over Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road.

And United have now confirmed that their players will be wearing black armbands in memory of Miller.

His form earned him a move to Manchester United where he was tipped to be Roy Keane's successor.

He made his Republic debut in 2004 against the Czech Republic and earned 21 caps over the next five years, scoring one global goal.

Old Trafford legends David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand also paid their respects to the dad-of-three.

Image: Liam Miller passed away yesterday.

'He was a good professional, who served our club in an excellent manner. "A very young man, 36 years of age, it puts things in perspective anyway".

Former Celtic teammate Stiliyan Petrov, who himself battled leukaemia in 2012, said: "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends".

Two years later he signed for Sunderland, though, but said he had no regrets at his time at United. The dream of lots of Irish boys is to come across and play for Celtic and he did that and had a fantastic career.

Fine Gael councillor Des Cahill told Independent.ie: "As a fan I particularly remember him playing for Celtic and latterly for Cork City".

His former club on Wearside said they were saddened by the news. He played in a total of 76 games with Hibernian between 2009 and 2011. Looking back, it was wonderful. "Our deepest condolences to his wife Clare, children, Kory, Leo and Belle, his extended family and friends at this tragic time".

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