Leeds United: Tributes flow in for ex-Whites Miller

Leeds United: Tributes flow in for ex-Whites Miller

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

The former midfielder enjoyed a distinguished career that saw him line out for 12 professional clubs in seven different countries, including Celtic, Manchester United, Leeds United, Sunderland, Hibernian, Perth Glory and Cork City.

The former Irish global joined United four years after making his Celtic debut and went on to play for the likes of Leeds United, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Hibernian before ending his career in the United States.

The football world is still coming to terms with the tragic news of Liam Miller's death. "We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time".

Sunderland AFC are tremendously saddened at the loss of a player at so young an age and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

President Higgins expressed condolences to Liam's family and friends.

Miller was capped at Ireland at all levels from U16 to senior and won 21 caps, scoring once, in a 3-0 win over Sweden, in Steve Staunton's first game as manager. But contrary to what some people might think, I have not got a problem playing him.

"And, of course, when the news filtered through last night it was terribly sad, and especially when you think of his wife and three children".

In a message that served to underline just how cruel Miller's passing is, Michael Carrick - now United captain - paid tribute to a former teammate of the same age.

Dozens of Miller's former teammates have also paid tribute. He also played two matches for Melbourne City in 2014. "Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years". We all heard the news this morning.

"Our thoughts are with Liam?s family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time", the Championship club wrote on Twitter.

Hailing from County Cork, the 36-year-old passed away following illness and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Like Miller, Brian McLair played for both Celtic and United.

"He was an unassuming young man off the pitch but he was a brilliant player on it".