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Tributes Pour In For Former Ireland Midfielder Liam Miller

Tributes have been pouring in for former Ireland international midfielder Liam Miller who died on Friday following a battle with cancer aged just 36

Miller’s former clubs, Manchester United, Celtic, Hibernian, Sunderland, Leeds United, and Cork City have extended condolences to the Cork native’s family in the last few hours, while a host of other clubs from the League of Ireland, the Scottish Football League and throughout the English Football League have also offered their sympathy.

There was also a moment’s silence for Miller at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium ahead of Melbourne City’s A-League clash with Sydney FC today. Miller spent several years playing in Australia, first with Perth Glory, then Brisbane Roar and, finally, with Melbourne City in 2014.

In a tweet posted this morning, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, expressed sadness at Miller’s passing before commending the midfielder for his “skill and passion.”

“I send my condolences to his family and friends, and all those who love Irish sport,” concluded Higgins.

There were tributes also from Miller’s former teammates, from one-time opponents, from countless other members of the footballing fraternity, and from a host of admirers across the rest of the sporting world and beyond. You can read some of them below…

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.